by Leigh Jones & Mickey McLean
Posted 10/10/17, 04:11 pm
UPDATE: Authorities now say that wildfires in California’s wine country have killed at least 15 people and destroyed more than 2,000 homes and businesses. Among the dead are Charles Rippey, 100, and his wife Sara, 98, who died in their burning home in Napa. Hundreds of additional firefighters have joined the battle against the uncontained blazes in Napa and Sonoma counties. Cooler weather and lighter winds should help crews fight the 17 separate fires, which are among the deadliest in California history.