Over 9,000 firefighters are battling California's 17 wind-fueled wildfires that have spread across the wine country north of San Francisco this week. On Friday, as reinforcements continued to arrive from surrounding states, authorities reported some headway has finally been made. "The emergency is not over, and we continue to work at it, but we are seeing some great progress," said California's emergency operations director, Mark Ghilarducci. At least 35 people have died in the fires, and hundreds more are still missing. About 90,000 people have evacuated their homes, and at least 5,700 homes and businesses have been destroyed.
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