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2 California Wildfires Have Destroyed More Than 1,000 Homes

Two California wildfires have consumed over 1,000 homes, and roughly 14,000 buildings are at risk.
Posted at 11:07 AM, Sep 20, 2015

More than 1,000 homes in California have been destroyed as two wildfires rage on.

The Butte fire, southeast of Sacramento, is still threatening 6,400 commercial and residential structures despite being two-thirds contained. (Video USA Today / KXTV)

To the west, the Valley fire in the counties of Lake, Napa and Sonoma is only 53 percent contained and currently threatens over 7,000 homes. (Video via WPIX)

California's historic drought has made wildfire season essentially year-round. High-speed winds have also allowed small fires, like the Valley fire, to quickly become large ones. (Video via ABC)

On top of the Valley and Butte fires, three other California wildfires are still considered active.

This has been a particularly harsh year for wildfires throughout the U.S. Wildfires have burned almost 9 million acres so far, compared to under 3 million in 2014. 

This video includes images from Getty Images.