Residents reckon with rising death toll and catastrophic devastation, as one of state’s deadliest wildfires burns through wine country north of San Francisco

The northern California wildfires continued to blaze mostly unabated on Tuesday as local residents reckoned with a growing death toll, catastrophic losses and their fears for those still missing.

As of Tuesday afternoon, at least 15 people had died in 17 major fires across California, according to Cal Fire, the agency responsible for fire protection, as the state notched one of the deadliest fire days in its history. More than 2,000 structures have been destroyed, and the Sonoma County sheriff has received about 200 missing-person reports, though 45 people have since been located.

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