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Multiple Wildfires Continue To Ravage Through California Wine Country
Kenwood home left destroyed by the Tubbs Fire.
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While thousands of evacuated Californians wait to return to see what’s left of their homes and possessions, the wine country wildfire, the worst fire in the state’s recorded history, continues to roar with minimal containment as of Friday.

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma and Yuba Counties. The death toll has climbed to 31, which is expected to grow as search and recovery efforts get underway.

According to the 2017 statewide fire map, the fires are only partially contained, with the Tubbs fire at 25% containment, the Atlas fire at 27%, the Patrick fire at 18%, and the Pressley fire at 10%, and the Pocket fire at 5%.

Jarring photos show a community in ruins, with wineries, homes, eateries, hotels, businesses, and landscapes ruined by the fire that began Sunday night. The string of fires in Northern California have burned a upward of 221,700 acres of land as of Friday afternoon, according to Cal Fire.

Here are but a few images that show the widespread devastation throughout the region.

Multiple Wildfires Destroy Homes, Threaten California Wine Country
Aerial view of hundreds of homes in the Coffey Park neighborhood of Santa Rosa.
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At Least 11 Dead As Multiple Wildfires Burn Through California Wine Country
A neighborhood destroyed by fire in the area of Foxtail Court in Santa Rosa.
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Multiple Wildfires Continue To Ravage California Wine Country
A Halloween decoration is the only thing left standing in front of homes that were destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa.
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Multiple Wildfires Destroy Homes, Threaten California Wine Country
A sign sits on the ground next to a fire damaged Arby's restaurant in Santa Rosa.
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Multiple Wildfires Destroy Homes, Threaten California Wine Country
Burned lawn chairs sit next to the swimming pool at the Journey's End Mobile Home Park in Santa Rosa.
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Multiple Wildfires Continue To Ravage California Wine Country
Burned cars sit in front of homes that were destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa.
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At Least 11 Dead As Multiple Wildfires Burn Through California Wine Country
A toy car left scorched near Cardinal Newman High School.
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Multiple Wildfires Continue To Ravage Through California Wine Country
Homes left in ruins by the Tubbs Fire in Napa.
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Multiple Wildfires Destroy Homes, Threaten California Wine Country
Charred wine barrels sit on racks at Paradise Ridge Winery after being destroyed by the Tubbs Fire.
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At Least 11 Dead As Multiple Wildfires Burn Through California Wine Country
Home destroyed by the Atlas Fire in Napa.
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Multiple Wildfires Destroy Homes, Threaten California Wine Country
Red wine stains the front of wine making equipment at Paradise Ridge Winery destroyed by the Tubbs fire.
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Multiple Wildfires Continue To Ravage Through California Wine Country
Unidentified couple waits to be escorted to pick up possessions from their home inside an evacuation zone.
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Multiple Wildfires Destroy Homes, Threaten California Wine Country
What remains of the Signarello Estate winery in Napa.
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Multiple Wildfires Destroy Homes, Threaten California Wine Country
Aerial view of mobile homes destroyed by the Tubbs Fire at the Journey's End Mobile Home Park in Santa Rosa.
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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