Northern California in a state of emergency due to Napa forest fires

Written by Emily London, Features Editor

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As forest fires sweep through eight counties in Northern California, the governor, Jerry Brown, declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba counties early this week. Fourteen fires spread over a 200-mile region north of San Francisco.

About 1500 buildings have been destroyed. Ten people are reported dead, and many are still trying to locate their loved ones.

Fire officials reported that the amount of fires that started at once was very unusual. The smoke from the fires reached as far south as San Francisco.

Over 20,000 people have evacuated their homes due to the dangers of the fire and smoke inhalation.  Firefighters worked hard to put out the fires. Many wineries in Napa Valley were also affected.

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