California Looks Like A Post-Apocalyptic Nightmare As Wildfires Spread

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency as firefighters in the state's north battle wildfires intensified by a prolonged drought.

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At least one person died as thousands others fled fast-moving wildfires in northern California.

The so-called Valley Fire, intensified by a prolonged drought in the state, continues to rage on after destroying 400 homes, two apartment complexes and 10 businesses, and threatening more than 6,000 structures.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection put the total number of Valley Fire evacuees on Sunday night at more than 19,300, according to Reuters.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Lake and Napa counties to speed up the clearing of debris and waive fees for people who need to replace official documents lost in the fire.

A dead horse lies beside Highway

A dead horse lies beside Highway 175 after the Valley Fire raged through Middletown – Reuters

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A destroyed vintage vehicle rests among rubble – Reuters

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vintage vehicle

A cameraman surveys homes and vehicles – Reuters

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A house burns as the Butte fire rages through Mountain Ranch – Reuters

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Flames engulf a tree as the Butte fire rages near San Andreas – Reuters