Valley Fire grows to 67000 acres with 15 percent containment

Sep 15, 2015 12:14 PM by News Staff, Photo: KCRA

The deadly and destructive wildfire that sped through three counties has grown to 104 square miles Tuesday. It is now 15 percent contained.

For a third morning, people are waking up at evacuation centers, some still wondering if their homes are standing or leveled by the massive fire burning in parts of rural Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties.

At least four firefighters have been injured. One woman died in her home.

Authorities say 585 homes are known to be destroyed. More homes and structures are also known to be razed, but the exact number remained unclear Tuesday. Nine thousand homes remain threatened.

Authorities say some people also still remain unaccounted for Tuesday. But they could be staying with relatives, on vacation or elsewhere and not impacted by the fire.

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