15 killed in Northern California wildfires, at least 100 injured

October is a dangerous month for fire season, because everything is at its driest just before we get to the wet and rainy season.

A Northern California county is reporting two more people were killed by a blaze in their area, raising the total number of fatalities in the region's wildfires to at least 15.

Mendocino County Sheriff Thomas Allman said Tuesday the victims died in Redwood Valley, a town of 2,000 people. A person was reported killed in the same town on Monday.

Allman says some people refused to leave their homes in communities that were destroyed by a wildfire.

He says the sheriff's office and other law enforcement officials well go check those communities later Tuesday to hopefully find people who are safe.

Wildfires are burning in several areas in Northern California.

Authorities say at least 100 people have been injured, and as many as 2.000 homes and businesses destroyed.

Fire officials have now launched an interactive map of the fires burning across the state. Zoom and scroll to see active burn areas, fire perimeters, and more. (Note: You can scroll to other parts of the state to see more fire information.)

Latest information on wine country fires

Fires burning in Northern California include massive fires in wine country along with growing fires in Yuba, Nevada and Butte counties.

Photos: Napa area firesCascade Fire

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