NORTHERN CALIFORNIA wildfires worsening.
Winds pick back up as sixth deadliest fire in state's history spreads.
> 24 people killed.
> Over 500 missing.
Make no mistake. This is a serious, critical, catastrophic event.
Biggest, most serious event to occur in the state, and it’s not over.
Among deaths: Couple who have been together for almost 90 years.
> Charles, 100, and Sara Rippey, 98.
> Married in 1942, celebrated 75th wedding anniversary with five children in March.
> Died when fire engulfed home.
Only thing worse would have been if one survived without the other.
Famed Napa, Sonoma wine country remain hardest hit:
> 68,800ha affected.
Eerie, apocalyptic scene below:
Everything is gone. I have nothing to go home to.
We don’t know about our house now. I’ve got no idea. It’s in the middle of two fires.
Efforts to extinguish wildfires include:
> 73 helicopters.
> Nearly 8,000 firemen.
> 30 air tankers.
If we have to evacuate people, it'd be better to have you out of the area. If you have a place to go, go.