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Source: getty

Wildfires Are Quickly Spreading Through Napa County, And People Need To Evacuate Now

By Mark Pygas

California's wine region is being ravaged by wildfires that have killed at least two people and injured two others. Mass evacuations ordered by Governor of California Jerry Brown, who has declared a state of emergency, have led 20,000 people to flee Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba.

"These fires have destroyed structures and continue to threaten thousands of homes, necessitating the evacuation of thousands of residents," the deceleration reads.  

According to the head of California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Kim Pimlott, around 1,500 buildings and tens of thousands of acres have already been destroyed. Pimlott said that the cause of the fire is currently unknown.