Northern California wildfires: at least 23 dead, hundreds missing

The massive wildfires burning north of the Bay Area have killed at least 23 people and destroyed thousands of structures. 

Officials say they are worried the death toll could rise as the search continues for hundreds of people who are still missing. 

Block after block of Santa Rosa has been reduced to ash.

The wildfires ripping through the state's wine country continue to burn out of control and with high winds in the forecast, officials warn it could get worse.

Calistoga is the latest community to be completely evacuated. 

Residents fled Wednesday to shelters and nearby towns. 

"Cots, medical beds, showers etc., the City of Calistoga I understand is about 7,000 people or so," says American Canyon City Councilman David Oro, "We're expecting 5 to 10 percent of those people to show up and American Canyon welcomes them and is ready to help."

Officials are now worried about more wind and dry conditions in coming days. 


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