Dozens of Wildfires In California have caused the deaths of 10 people; hundreds of homes have also been destroyed, according to authorities in California. Seven deaths occurred in Sonoma country, according to the county's sheriff's office, while more than 100 people have been treated in Sonoma and Napa hospitals for shortness of breath, smoke inhalation, and burn-related injuries. The fires are reported to have begun on Sunday night with winds of up to 50 miles an hour spreading the flames to over 73,000 acres. Dry conditions in California have also resulted in the spread of the fires.

1,500 buildings, mostly in the wine producing regions, have been destroyed so far. Huge fires were recorded in Napa and Sonoma counties and a state of emergency has been declared in Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba counties.

Major fire incidences

CNN states that there are more than 20 major active fires in California. The major ones are the Tubbs fire in Sonoma and Napa County. In these Counties, two hospitals have been closed so far. This wildfire has caused the deaths of seven people and engulfed 25,000 acres of land. Commerical and residential structures have also been destroyed.

The Atlas fire is the second largest fire in California. It is present in Napa County. The fire has engulfed 25,000 acres of land and destroyed multiple structures.

There is also an outage of Cellphone services in north Napa.

The Redwood complex fire in Mendocino County has engulfed 19,000 acres of land. One person has been killed by this wildfire so far. A small percentage of the wildfire has been contained so far. Shelters have been set up at the Coyote Valley Casino event center, Ukiah high school, and Willits high school.

Highway 101 between Willits and Ukiah has also been closed.

The Canyon 2 fire in orange county has engulfed 4,000 acres. This wildfire is reported to have begun in the Anaheim Hills area. No deaths have been reported as a result of this fire so far.

California wildfires

Most wildfires in California are caused by power lines and electric faults, lightning, and arson.

The fires spread due to hot, windy, and dry weather conditions, especially in late spring to autumn. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), firefighters in California respond to an average of 5,600 wildfires each year. Wildfire also burns more than 172,000 acres annually. Californians call CAL FIRE more than 350,000 times to report wildfire incidences. According to CAL FIRE, US taxpayers pay about $209 million yearly to fight fires in the state of California.