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Officials: More than 1,500 homes destroyed, 20,000 evacuated in CA wildfires

Santa Rosa, CA. – Officials have stated that more than 1,500 homes have been destroyed, and 20,000 people evacuated as wildfires continue to rage across California’s wine country, just to the north of San Francisco.

At the present time there has been no report of any injuries, or deaths as a result of the fires, which officials say are currently burning across an eight county area. Currently there are fourteen separate fires which officials are scrambling to contain as quickly as possible in order to prevent any further destruction to property, or life.

“It was an inferno like you’ve never seen before,” said Marian Williams, who caravanned with neighbors through flames before dawn as one of the wildfires reached the vineyards and ridges at her small Sonoma County town of Kenwood.

Williams told the AP she could feel the heat of her fire through the car as she fled.

“Trees were on fire like torches,” she said.

The National Weather Service has issued a statement which indicates severe wildfire conditions continuing until at least Tuesday, with dry heat and high winds prime factors in the spread of these fires.

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