by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/11/17, 03:18 pm
UPDATE: At least 21 people have died in California’s wine country wildfires, authorities announced Wednesday. The fires, some of the most destructive in the state’s history, are a “serious, critical, catastrophic event,” California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Chief Ken Pimlott said while announcing the latest number of deaths, noting that 8,000 firefighters are working to battle the flames. Police deputies found one body at a burned-out home on Wednesday in the Loma Rica area after a resident asked for a welfare check on a family friend who was missing.