A spate of wildfires fanned by strong winds swept through northern California's wine country on Monday, leaving at least 10 people dead, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and chasing some 20,000 people from their dwellings.
Over 20,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes.
The biggest fires burned in the wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties.
"The planets literally aligned to have this explosive state," the Cal Fire chief said as at least 15 new fires blazed across the northern half of California on Monday.
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