Evacuations widened as Northern California wildfires spread to 170,000 acres with at least 23 dead

Dennis DeVilbiss had made up his mind.

ā€œIā€™m not leaving,ā€ the former cop and firefighter said Wednesday afternoon as he stood on his front porch in Calistoga, a wine country town under threat from an approaching wildfire. Authorities had ordered its 5,000 residents to evacuate.

He glanced at smoke…

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