California fires take 15 lives, more buildings

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- A fire official says two more people have died in Sonoma County, raising the total number of people killed in wildfires in Northern California to 15.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Chief Ken Pimlott said Tuesday at least 2,000 homes, businesses and other structures have been destroyed.

He says it would be up to local authorities to release the names of the victims once their families have been notified.

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