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The numbers behind deadly California wildfires

Posted at 5:36 AM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 08:44:53-04

More than a dozen wildfires are scorching Northern California, aided by the state's epic drought, low humidity and high winds. Here's some eye-popping numbers that tell the scope of the tragedy.

Photo gallery: Wildfires rip through California wine country

  • At least 11 people are dead, including seven in the wine country city of Santa Rosa, but that number will most likely rise: Sonoma County alone received more than 100 missing person calls.
  • More than 119,000 acres have been burned, much of it the lush, picturesque landscape of the state's beloved wine country.
  • More than 20,000 people have been evacuated from their homes; two hospitals were also cleared out.
  • All 160 mobile homes at the Journey's End trailer park in Santa Rosa were destroyed.
  • Nearly 35,000 are without power throughout the state.
  • More than 1,500 homes and businesses were destroyed.
  • The fires were fueled by wicked 50 mph winds.