In Pictures: California wildfires continue to rage

The state's wine country is up in flames, with wildfires leaving at least 21 people dead and hundreds missing. Flames erupted on Sunday (Oct 8) night when winds toppled power lines across the region, possibly igniting one of the deadliest wildfire outbreaks in California history.

A wildfire is shown from the air near Atlas Road during an operation to rescue people trapped by wildfire in Napa, California on Oct 9. PHOTO: REUTERS
An aerial view of properties in Santa Rosa, California on Oct 11 showing what has been destroyed by the fire. PHOTO: REUTERS
Charred wine barrels sitting on racks at Paradise Ridge Winery on Oct 11 after being destroyed by the fire in Santa Rosa, California. Nearly two dozen blazes spanning eight counties have charred over 68,000 hectares.
A wildfire burns near the Bellisimo Vineyards near Calistoga, California on Oct 12. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Homeowner Martha Marquez looking over her burned home in Santa Rosa, California on Oct 10. PHOTO: AFP
A helicopter taking water to fight the Atlas Fire in Napa, California on Oct 10. PHOTO: AFP
Firefighters assessing the scene as a house burns in the Napa wine region on Oct 9. PHOTO: AFP
Residents embracing after viewing their destroyed home in Santa Rosa on Oct 10. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
A couple waiting in vain on Oct 11 to be escorted to pick up possessions from their home inside an evacuation zone in Napa. PHOTO: AFP
A DC-10 aircraft dropping fire retardant on a wind driven wildfire in Orange, California on Oct 9. PHOTO: REUTERS

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