• Thu. Nov 26th, 2020

Some of the most startling images of wildfires raging through Northern California – Los Angeles Times

Favorable weather conditions gave crews on the front lines of the historic firestorm in Northern California a boost, as officials reported scant overnight growth on two of the largest blazes the state has seen.

Although the progress is encouraging, the widespread wildfires continue to take a dramatic toll, and not just in terms of acres burned.

Flames consume both sides of a segment of Lake Berryessa in Napa County.

Flames consume both sides of a segment of Lake Berryessa in Napa County.

(Josh Edelson / AFP-Getty Images)

The fatalities among the fires stands at seven, including five who perished as a result of the LNU Lightning Complex fire — three in Napa County and two in Solano County — and one in the CZU Lightning Complex fire burning in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties. A pilot also died in a helicopter crash in Fresno County while on a water-dropping mission for the Hills fire.

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More than 136,000 people across the state have been evacuated from their homes, officials said Tuesday evening. Seven people also have been reported missing in the area of the CZU Lightning Complex, according to Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Chris Clark.

An American flag blows in front of a burning home in Vacaville, Calif.

An American flag blows in front of a burning home in Vacaville, Calif.

(Josh Edelson / AFP-Getty Images)

A scorched home in Napa County.

A scorched home in Napa County.

(Noah Berger / Associated Press)

Veterinary technician Brianna Jeter comforts a llama injured in a wildfire in Vacaville, Calif.

Veterinary technician Brianna Jeter comforts a llama injured in a wildfire in Vacaville, Calif.

(Noah Berger / Associated Press)

Flames consume a cabin at a Napa County winery.

Flames consume a cabin at a Napa County winery.

(Noah Berger / Associated Press)

Debris from a fire is in the eye of a horse in Vacaville, Calif.

Debris from a fire is in the eye of a horse in Vacaville, Calif.

(Jose Carlos Fajardo / Associated Press)

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A dead cow in Vacaville, Calif.

A dead cow in Vacaville, Calif.

(Josh Edelson / AFP-Getty Images)

A home burns in Napa County.

A home burns in Napa County.

(Josh Edelson / AFP-Getty Images)

A car burns in Vacaville, Calif.

A car burns in Vacaville, Calif.

(Josh Edelson / AFP-Getty Images )

Big Basin Redwoods State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

People watch a wildfire in Healdsburg, Calif.

People watch a wildfire in Healdsburg, Calif.

(Josh Edelson / AFP-Getty Images )

Along Big Basin Highway in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Along Big Basin Highway in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

A resident guards a house in Napa County.

A resident guards a house in Napa County.

(Josh Edelson / AFP-Getty Images )

An airplane drops fire retardant over homes in Napa County.

An airplane drops fire retardant over homes in Napa County.

(Josh Edelson / AFP-Getty Images )

A fire truck drives through flames in Napa County.

A fire truck drives through flames in Napa County.

(Josh Edelson / AFP-Getty Images)

Firefighters protect a home in the Berryessa Estates neighborhood of unincorporated Napa County.

Firefighters protect a home in the Berryessa Estates neighborhood of unincorporated Napa County.

(Noah Berger / Associated Press)

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Firefighters in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Boulder Creek.

Firefighters in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Boulder Creek.

(Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

Family members embrace at the burned remains of their home in Vacaville, Calif.

Family members embrace at the burned remains of their home in Vacaville, Calif.

(Josh Edelson / AFP-Getty Images )

A sign thanks first responders in Bucktown, Calif.

A sign thanks first responders in Bucktown, Calif.

(Josh Edelson / AFP-Getty Images)