BREAKING NEWS: Red Flag Warning issued

Winds whip new terror into deadly California wildfires

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER JOCELYN GECKER The Associated Press
This article was published October 12, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

SONOMA, Calif. -- Fueled by the return of strong winds, the wildfires tearing through California wine country exploded in size and number Wednesday as authorities ordered new evacuations and the death toll climbed to 21 -- a figure expected to rise higher still.

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