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Wednesday
Oct112017

California Catastrophe: 17 Dead, 25,000+ Evacuated, 2,000 Homes and Buildings Destroyed, 150 Missing

Authorities ordered additional evacuations early Wednesday morning as multiple wildfires raced toward neighborhoods in Northern California.

The Napa County Sheriff's Office told residents in parts of the town of Calistoga to evacuate "as a result of significant changing fire conditions," according to a release. The new order asked all residents north of Grant Street to leave their homes, but also to let family members know they were leaving beforehand.

The Napa Valley town, which is home to some 5,000 people, is known for its wineries.

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