>> Firefighters struggling overnight to put a dent in the spread of wildfires that have killed at least 23 people in Northern California. More than 285 people still unaccounted for in Sonoma County as of late Wednesday night. The county sheriff saying it was unclear how many might be fire victims, rather than evacuees who have not checked in with authorities.
Blocks in some neighborhood in Santa Rosa resembling war zones, with little left but charred debris and the steel frames of burned out cars. High winds fanning the extremely deadly Tubbs fire, one of nearly two dozen wildfires spanning eight counties that have raged largely unchecked since igniting on Sunday.
Authorities believe the fires were sparked by power lines, toppled by gale force winds, though their cause has not been conclusively determined. Almost 200,000 acres of land have gone up in smoke and some 3,500 buildings have been destroyed. The 23 recorded deaths make the fires the deadliest in the state since 1991, roughly 25,000 people remain under evacuation.