Updated: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
The multiple wildfires burning across a swath of Northern California have consumed more than 220,000 acres, while firefighters continue to make progress containing the fires. The causes are still under investigation.
The fires are burning from Napa and Sonoma counties out to Nevada County and up to Mendocino, and have killed 37 people, making these the most deadly fires in California history. Hundreds more people are still missing. More than 5,700 structures have been destroyed, which is nearly twice the previous most destructive fire in California, the 1991 Oakland Hills Tunnel Fire. On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency.
"October, November we do see some of our most destructive and damaging wildfires historically," says CalFire information officer Heather Williams.
Fires that tear through neighborhoods and shopping centers have become more common as California's population booms and development sprawls into vegetated areas.