Wildfires fanned by overnight winds roared out of control over large areas of California's wine country Monday, burning at least 1,500 homes and buildings and covering the entire San Francisco bay area in smoke.
Ken Pimlott, director of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said 1,500 structures had burned and more than 20,000 people had been evacuated ahead of the fast moving flames, AP reported. At least 10 people had been killed as of 8:30 a.m. ET.
Fires burned residential subdivisions in Santa Rosa, Calif., as well as a Hilton (HLT) hotel, a Sears (SHLD) owned K-mart store and several fast food restaurants, according to published reports. Napa County is dealing with the most widespread damage with the Tubbs fire at 27,000 acres, the Atlas fire at 25,000 acres and the Partrick fire at 5,000 acres according to CNN.
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