"California Fires: 23 Killed, Hundreds Missing As Flames Spread"

"Firefighters worked tirelessly to battle fast-spreading flames in Northern California's wine country as the return of dangerous winds threatened to worsen the blazes that have killed 23 people.

At least 285 people remain missing as the wildfires wiped out communities and scorched 170,000 acres. About 3,500 structures have been destroyed.

Sleep-deprived, soot-covered firefighters are working to contain the wildfires, even as some of their own homes have been devastated."

Faith Karimi and Darran Simon report for CNN October 12, 2017.


"Will Wine Country Disaster Push Congress To Fix Fire Budget?" (McClatchy)

"Whole towns evacuated as Northern California firestorm grows; at least 23 people are dead, 285 missing" (Los Angeles Times)

"Deadly And Vast California Wildfires Could Gain Momentum" (AP)

Source: CNN, 10/12/2017