end in sight as of Friday for the roughly 2 dozen wildfires burning in Northern California, that have now claimed the lives of at least 31 people and have left hundreds missing in the heart of wine country. It's the most lethal wild fire event in California's history, killing people while they slept in their beds.
California's Director of Emergency Services saying the loss of cell towers in the fires likely contributing to difficulties in warning residents. Firefighters facing yet another round of dry windy conditions Friday. National weather service saying 60 mile and hour winds and low humidity will quote, contribute to extreme fire behavior into Saturday.
Thousands of homes and businesses have been incinerated with entire neighborhoods in the city of Santa Rosa turn to smoldering ruins. The Napa Valley Town of Calistoga could meet the same fate as the fire creeps closer. Mayor Chris Canning saying anyone refusing to heed the mandatory evacuation would be left to fend for themselves.