Before and after pictures of California wildfires

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Devastating before and after pictures show the destruction wildfires have wrecked on Northern California’s world-renowned wine country.

In one photo, an historic round barn is set alight by flames in Santa Rosa, California. The Fountaingrove Round Barn was built in 1875 on Thomas Lake Harris’ Fountain Grove spiritual commune. It was designed by one of Harris’ followers, Kanawe Nagasawa, who later became famous for making the estate’s critically-acclaimed wines.

The fires also leveled a steak house in Santa Rosa, and destroyed a Hilton hotel nearby. 

The Signorello Estate Winery was one of at least two wineries destroyed in the blaze. On Tuesday, melted and blackened wine bottles littered the winery in Napa Valley. 

The wildfires have killed 15 people so far and injured at least 100, destroying 1,500 homes and businesses and sending thousands fleeing as flames raged unchecked through high-end resorts, grocery stores and tree-lined neighborhoods.

The fires broke out nearly simultaneously and then exploded overnight, sending residents fleeing as embers rained down and flames raged around them. Two hospitals in Santa Rosa, the largest city in the region with 175,000 people, were forced to evacuate patients.

Taken as a group, the fires are already among the 10 deadliest in California history, and the death toll is expected to grow.

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Devastating before and after pictures show the destruction wildfires have wrecked on Northern California’s world-renowned wine country. Above, the Santa Rosa Hilton

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The Fountaingrove Inn in Santa Rosa is seen burned to the ground in pictures after the fire swept through the area

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The Signorello Estate Winery was one of at least two wineries destroyed in the blaze. On Tuesday, melted and blackened wine bottles littered the winery in Napa Valley. 

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In one photo, an historic round barn is set alight by flames in Santa Rosa, California. The Fountaingrove Round Barn was built in 1875 on Thomas Lake Harris’ Fountain Grove spiritual commune. It was designed by one of Harris’ followers, Kanawe Nagasawa, who later became famous for making the estate’s critically-acclaimed wines