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Californian wildfires continue to rage

Californian wildfires continue to rage

<p>Firefighters facing a resurgence of high winds on Wednesday struggled to halt wildfires that have killed at least 23 people, <br /> destroyed 3,500 structures and left hundreds missing in chaotic evacuations across northern California’s wine country.</p> <p>Flames erupted on Sunday night when gale force winds toppled power lines across the region, possibly igniting one of the<br /> deadliest wildfire outbreaks in California history.</p> <p>The Sonoma County town of Santa Rosa, the largest city in the wine country region, was particularly hard hit by the fire. </p> <p>Blocks of some neighborhoods were nearly obliterated with nothing left but charred debris, broken walls, chimneys and the<br /> steel frames of burned-out cars.</p>