California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) issued an emergency proclamation for three counties north of San Francisco on Monday as firefighters struggled to contain some 25 wind-fueled blazes raging through wine country. Authorities said Tuesday that at least 11 people have died in the fires, more than 100 missing-person reports have been called in from Sonoma County alone, and more than 1,500 structures have been destroyed. Several wineries have also burned to the ground. About 73,000 acres are ablaze across Northern California, said Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott, and “most of these fires have limited or no containment.” Pacific Gas & Electric said more than 94,000 customers were without power as of Tuesday morning, and gas service was shut off to 30,000 customers.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 9, 2017