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Over 150 persons listed as missing in California fires

Over 150 persons have been reported missing so far in deadly fires in the California wine region.

At least 15 persons have been confirmed dead, and more than 1,500 homes have been destroyed in the fires which started on Sunday.

Worst hit towns include Santa Rosa in the upper area of San Francisco, where whole districts have been reduced to ashes.

Nine of the deaths have occurred in Sonoma County, where the Sheriff’s Office has reported that 155 persons are listed as missing.