17 dead, 2000 buildings destroyed — California deadly wildfires

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Health-insurance experts warn that the order will likely undermine the federal markets in such a way that insurance could become prohibitively expensive for older and sicker people, including those with pre-existing conditions. Strategic attacks that have curbed destruction and death tolls in recent years have not worked against the ferocity of the blazes.

"From all of your northern neighbours, stay strong California, our thoughts are with you", said the Wine Institute in a release. As the fires grow, officials voiced concern that separate blazes would merge into even larger infernos.

Two hospitals in the county were forced to evacuate, while authorities imposed a sunset-to-sunrise curfew in the region, saying they were on the lookout for looters.

Fire officials say winds that propelled the blaze across 12.5 square miles (32 sq. kilometers) of northern Orange County have eased and a cooler, wetter marine layer of air should help the fight Tuesday night.

"It doesn't take long for an ember or anything to light off and cause more fires to spread", Carson said.

Local animal shelters, which are helping people keep their pets safe, also need financial support: Humane Society of Sonoma County: sonomahumane.org, Humane Society of Napa County: napahumane.org, and Yuba-Sutter SPCA: yubasutterspca.org.

Officials at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford are monitoring the air quality situations as weekend football games approach. "This is a once-in-a-career fire", he told the paper.

Alejandro Rodriguez had been evacuated from one tiny Sonoma Valley town, only to have deputies come to the neighborhood to where he had relocated and tell residents there to pack up and go.

When a call comes in, firefighters at the Pinecroft Sedgefield Fire Department aim to get to your house within minutes.

"When I got in the car to leave, a whole section of the mobile park was in flames", he said. Until now, the efforts have focused on "life safety" rather than extinguishing the blazes, partly because the flames were shifting with winds and targeting communities without warning.

A Southern California wildfire that destroyed 14 buildings - most of them homes - was contained yesterday.

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