At least 23 dead, hundreds missing as winds fan California wildfires

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    SONOMA, Calif, Oct 12: Firefighters facing a resurgence of high winds on Wednesday struggled to halt wildfires that have killed at least 23 people, destroyed 3,500 structures and left hundreds missing in chaotic evacuations across northern California’s wine country.
    Nearly two dozen blazes spanning eight counties have charred around 170,000 acres (68,797 hectares).
    Flames erupted on Sunday night when gale force winds toppled power lines across the region, possibly igniting one of the deadliest wildfire outbreaks in California history. (AGENCIES)