Hundreds missing, 23 dead as dry gusts fan California wildfires

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Firefighters struggled to halt the spread of wildfires that have killed at least 23 people in Northern California and dry, gusty winds threatened on Thursday to push flames into the evacuated town of Calistoga.

Nearly two dozen fires spanning eight counties have raged largely unchecked since igniting on Sunday, leaving hundreds of residents unaccounted for.

The National Weather Service warned on Thursday morning of persistent “critical fire weather conditions” in the area for the next three days, with no rain expected and dry winds from the north with gusts upward of 35...


Hundreds missing, 23 dead as dry gusts fan California wildfires


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