Wildfires ravage the city of California

Santa Rosa, California – Dedicated firefighter groups battled 15 wildfires on Tuesday that have destroyed hundreds of domestic and commercial properties in Northern California.

At least 11 people are reported dead and more than 20,000 had been forced to evacuate their homes.

The spokesman for the governor’s Office of Emergency Services Brad Alexander said efforts to control the fires could only be managed after winds started to die down later on Monday.

Alexander also said the death toll could rise as many people are severely injured and receiving medical attention in various hospitals.

It is reported more than 1,500 homes and commercial buildings were completely demolished by the fires leaving people with nowhere to go.

According to NBC News, the most affected areas includes the California wine county, Sonoma County, Napa County and Mendocino County.

The fires were disastrous that schools and colleges had to cancel classes on Tuesday. State officials also confirmed that two hospitals in Sonoma County were forced to evacuate as they feared for patients and worker’s safety.

According to CNN, more than 100 victims of fire had been treated for fire-related injuries, including smoke inhalation and burns.

Fire officials say the fires were traveling at enormous speeds and spread across some 73,000 acres (29,542 hectares) due to high temperatures and dry conditions.

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