California hit with second bout of wildfires

07 December, 2017

California is battling with more wildfires in the south, just weeks after northern California was hit by fires which devastated many of the region’s vineyards.

The latest wave of fires are reported to have swept through Robert Murdoch’s Moraga Vineyards, while fires have also closed highways, schools and museums. Around 200,000 people have been evacuated from the area and Californian Governor, Jerry Brown, has declared a state of emergency.

No other wine producers have reported damage from the current fires, although many buildings in the area are currently under threat from fire damage.

In October this year California was hit by deadly wildfires which affected the state’s northern wine region. Damage from these fires have jumped to $9bn, according to reports. 

The Wine Institute of California confirmed that lives were lost due to the October wildfires in the wine region. 




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