An onslaught of wildfires across a wide swath of northern California broke out almost simultaneously, then grew exponentially.
The fires swallowed up properties, from wineries to trailer parks, tearing through both tiny rural towns and urban subdivisions.
At least 10 were dead, at least 100 injured, and at least 1,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed, authorities said.
All three figures were expected to surge in the coming days as more information is reported. Taken as a group, the fires are already among the deadliest in California's history.