23 People Now Dead in California Wildfires

Authorities have confirmed two more deaths from Northern California’s wildfires, taking the total to 23.

The sheriff’s office in Sonoma County, where most of the deaths have occurred, said Wednesday night that the toll there has reached 13. The other 10 deaths are dispersed across three other counties.

No details have been released on the two newly confirmed dead.

The massive complex of blazes has burned 265 square miles since breaking out almost simultaneously on Sunday night.

They have destroyed at least 3,500 homes and businesses.

At least 180 people are injured and hundreds have been reported missing.

Source: Associated Press