Apocalyptic Photos From California’s Wine Country

Firefighters are struggling to contain over a dozen fast-moving wildfires scorching an estimated 170,000 acres across Northern California, killing 21 people this week. Fire's across the state have destroyed more than 3,500 homes and businesses and forced at least 20,000 people to evacuate since Sunday, officials said Wednesday.

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A fuel truck sits in a staging area as the Nuns Fire burns in the hills behind it in Kenwood, California. (October 10, 2017)
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Deadly wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties sent residents fleeing for their lives and reduced dozens of homes to smoldering ash. (October 10, 2017)
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A law enforcement officer blocks a road as flames burn in a residential area in Santa Rosa, Calif. (October 9, 2017)
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Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California early Monday, sending residents on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames as homes burned. (October 9, 2017)
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A pile of furniture burns during the Nuns Fire in Kenwood, California. (October 10, 2017)
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Smoke and fire rise from the Fountaingrove Inn Hotel as it burns in Santa Rosa, Calif.. (October 9, 2107)
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A structure at Journey's End mobile home park burns in Santa Rosa, Calif. (October 9, 2017)
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Flames from a wildfire approach a pair of horses in a field. (October 9., 2017)
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Napa County firefighter Jason Sheumann sprays water on a home as he battles flames from a wildfire in Napa, CA. (October 9, 2017)
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NAPA, CA - OCTOBER 10: A fire breaks out in the hills above a vineyard at the Atlas Fire in Napa, CA. (October 10, 2017)
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A fire breaks out in the hills above a vineyard at the Atlas Fire in Napa, California. (October 10, 2017)
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Flames from a massive wildfire consume a three-car garage at a home east of Napa, California. (October 9, 2017)
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A resident rushes to save his home as an out of control wildfire moves through the area in Glen Ellen, California. Tens of thousands of acres and dozens of homes and businesses have burned in widespread wildfires that are burning in Napa and Sonoma counties. (October 10, 2017)
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Flames consume a home as an out of control wildfire move through the area on in Glen Ellen, California. (October 9, 2017)
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Fire consumes a home as an out of control wildfire move through the area in Glen Ellen, California. (October 9, 2017)
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The remains of fire damaged homes after an out of control wildfire moved through the area in Glen Ellen, California. (October 10, 2017)
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Kristine Pond reacts as she searches the remains of her family's home destroyed by fires in Santa Rosa, Calif. (October 9, 2017)
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People look for something to salvage in a neighborhood destroyed by fire in the area of Foxtail Court. (October 10, 2017)
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Michael Pond, left, looks through ashes as his wife Kristine, center, gets a hug from Zack Thurston, their daughter's boyfriend, while they search the remains of their home destroyed by fires in Santa Rosa, CA. (October 9, 2017)
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Smoke continues to rise from the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa, California. (October 10, 2017)
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The remains of fire-damaged homes and cars at the Journey's End Mobile Home Park. (October 9, 2017)
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Homeowner Martha Marquez looks over her burned home in Santa Rosa, California. (October 10, 2017)
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A view of the remains of the buildings at Stornetta Dairy that were destroyed by the Atlas Fire in Napa, California. (October 10, 2017)
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The William Hill Estate Winery sign is seen partially burnt in Napa, CA, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region. (October 9, 2017)
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The entrance to the fire-ravaged Signorello Estate winery is seen in Napa, CA.(October 9, 2017)
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The charred remains of the Signorello Estate winery are seen in Napa, CA. (October 9, 2017)
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Owner Rene Byck looks over remains of his Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa, CA. (October 10, 2017)
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A bubbling underground river of wine flows away from a fire-ravaged Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa, CA. (October 10, 2017)
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The remains of the fire damaged Signarello Estate winery after an out of control wildfire moved through the area in Napa, CA. (October 9, 2017)
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The remains of burned bottles of wine are seen at the Signorello Estate winery in Napa, CA. (October 10, 2017)
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