Toll from Northern California firestorms sharply rise: 2,000 structures destroyed, at least 17 dead – LA Times

Firefighters in Northern California hope a drop in winds will help them get a handle on blazes that have ravaged over 100,000 acres.

The devastating losses establish firestorms among the most destructive in California history. The estimated losses of homes, businesses and other buildings jumped from 1,500 to 2,000, and officials fear the death toll will also continue to rise.

Source: Toll from Northern California firestorms sharply rise: 2,000 structures destroyed, at least 17 dead – LA Times