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Firefighters make headway in California wine country, 'gigafire' reaches 1 million acres

06 Oct 2020

ST. HELENA, Calif. Firefighters aided by calmer winds made significant strides on Monday against flames wreaking havoc in northern California wine country, as a separate blaze - already the largest in state history - grew to over 1 million acres burned.

CORRECTED-Firefighters make headway in California wine country, 'gigafire' reaches 1 million acres

06 Oct 2020

ST. HELENA, Calif., Oct 5 Firefighters aided by diminished winds made significant strides on Monday against flames wreaking havoc in northern California wine country, as a separate blaze - already the largest in state history - grew to over 1 million acres burned.

Record California wildfires burn over 4 million acres

05 Oct 2020

NAPA, Calif. Wildfires in California have burned more than 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) in 2020, over twice the previous record for any year and an area larger than Connecticut, the state's fire agency reported on Sunday. | Video

California wildfires threaten towns, wineries ahead of dangerous weekend

03 Oct 2020

CALISTOGA, Calif. California fire crews deploying water-dropping helicopters made a defensive stand on Friday against flames raging in the foothills of the Napa Valley wine region as forecasts called for a return of dangerous high winds and hot weather this weekend.

California wildfires threaten towns, wineries in dangerous weekend

02 Oct 2020

CALISTOGA, Calif., Oct 2 California fire crews deploying water-dropping helicopters made a defensive stand on Friday against flames raging in the foothills of the Napa Valley wine region as forecasts called for a return of high winds and hot weather over the weekend.

California wine country firefight intensifies, progress made in deadly Cascades blaze

02 Oct 2020

CALISTOGA, Calif. California firefighters coping with limited resources and worsening weather struggled for a fifth day on Thursday to subdue flames menacing the famed Napa Valley wine region, while major progress was reported against a separate, deadly blaze in the Cascades.

California wine country firefight intensifies, progress made in deadly Cascades blaze

01 Oct 2020

CALISTOGA, Calif., Oct 1 California firefighters coping with limited resources and worsening weather struggled for a fifth day on Thursday to subdue flames menacing the famed Napa Valley wine region, while major progress was reported against a separate, deadly blaze in the Cascades.

Northern California wildfire death toll rises to four as crews scramble to beat winds

01 Oct 2020

CALISTOGA, Calif. The death toll from a wildfire raging in northern California's Cascade foothills climbed to four on Wednesday as firefighters battling that blaze and another wreaking havoc in wine country near San Francisco braced to confront a new bout of high winds. | Video

Napa Valley wineries menaced by wildfire, as second California blaze kills three

01 Oct 2020

CALISTOGA, Calif. Firefighters in Northern California on Tuesday struggled to make headway against two fast-moving, destructive wildfires, one threatening towns and wineries in Napa Valley and another that killed three people in the Cascade foothills closer to the Oregon border. | Video

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