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.