Death toll rises to 31 in Northern California fires

SONOMA, MENDOCINO, NAPA, YUBA – The death toll in fires spreading throughout Northern California is steadily rising.

The total lives lost at this point is at least 31 between Sonoma, Mendocino, Napa, and Yuba counties – with as many as 15 of those tragedies out of Sonoma.

There’s potential for those devastating numbers to rise, as hundreds of missing person reports come flowing in.

More evacuations are being put in place as the blazes that started late Sunday night continue to spread.

The causes of the fires are still under investigation, but dried out vegetation, gusty wind and dry conditions have been fueling them along.

An estimated 180,000 acres have burned – which is larger than Redwood National Park, and even larger than the entire city of Chicago.

CalFire recommends you download their “Ready for Wildfire” app, which provides up-to-date information on individual fires throughout the state.