International Desk: At least 10 people were killed as parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires.
Mass evacuations have taken place and at least 1,500 properties have been destroyed. Seven people were killed in Sonoma county, authorities said.
About 20,000 people fled from Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties after some of the state's worst-ever wildfires broke out.
The governor of California has declared an emergency.
"These fires have destroyed structures and continue to threaten thousands of homes, necessitating the evacuation of thousands of residents," the declaration said.
Along with the deaths in Sonoma county, two people were killed in Napa county and one in Mendocino county when thousands of acres burned in one valley.
Further injuries have been reported and others are said to be missing.
risingbd/Dhaka/October 10, 2017/A K Azad