With 367 Wildfires Raging, Cal Fire to All Citizens of California: ‘Be Ready to Go’
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Wind-driven, lightning-stoked wildfires tore through every Bay Area county except San Francisco on Wednesday, rousting residents out of their beds, destroying dozens of homes on the outskirts of Vacaville and threatening hundreds more from the Wine Country to the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Carmel Valley.
Homes were also burning Wednesday afternoon in the town of Bonny Doon, just north of Santa Cruz.
Sunday’s historic siege of lightning, with more than 10,800 strikes, sparked 367 fires across mostly Northern California, Cal Fire said Wednesday.