Massive Wildfires Hitting California Wine Country

Oct 10, 2017

California firefighters are battling several rapidly moving wildfires that are devastating large areas of wine country in the Napa Valley and Sonoma and Mendocino counties. The fires have already destroyed over 1,500 structures including homes and businesses, and caused several hospitals to be evacuated in the area.

High winds and temperatures are hampering efforts to control the fires and multiple deaths are already being reported. There are currently 14 separate fires being fought in eight Northern California counties. At this point it is unclear how this effects the wine production that is a staple of the area economy.