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Photos: The aftermath of the fast-moving Kincade fire

Johnny Simon
"Lord Snort", a steel sculpture of a boar, one of the only structures to survive, is seen among the rubble after the Soda Rock Winery.

The Kincade fire in northern California’s Sonoma County has burned more than 74,000 acres so far, and is expected to grow as fast moving winds continue to fuel it.

As of this morning it was 15% contained, up from 5% few days ago, but in that time the size of the fire has nearly tripled. As firefighters have been able to beat back the flames, photographers have been able to see the damaged area up close.

In Healdsburg, the fire consumed Soda Rock Winery, which features a historic building that dates back to the 1860s. Other wineries have been damaged, or were on edge as the fire continues and spread with no immediate end in sight. So far nearly 200,000 people have been evacuated.

Winds are forecasted to pick up again soon, possibly reaching as high as 50 miles per hour.

Flames from the Kincade Fire consume Soda Rock Winery on Oct 27 in Healdsburg, California.

Flames from the Kincade Fire consume Soda Rock Winery on Oct 27 in Healdsburg, California.

Smoke from a wildfire called the Kincade Fire hangs over Healdsburg as farm animals graze in a pasture on Oct. 28.

Smoke from a wildfire called the Kincade Fire hangs over Healdsburg as farm animals graze in a pasture on Oct. 28.

Stephanie LaFranchi, right, and Ashley LaFranchi examine the remains of their family's Oak Ridge Angus ranch, leveled by the Kincade Fire, in Calistoga on Oct. 28.

Stephanie LaFranchi, right, and Ashley LaFranchi examine the remains of their family’s Oak Ridge Angus ranch, leveled by the Kincade Fire, in Calistoga on Oct. 28.

A chimney stands at a home leveled by the Kincade Fire in Calistoga, on Oct. 28.

A chimney stands at a home leveled by the Kincade Fire in Calistoga,
on Oct. 28.

The charred remains of vehicles sit on a property burned during the Kincade Fire, along Highway 128 at in Healdsburg on Oct. 28.

The charred remains of vehicles sit on a property burned during the Kincade Fire, along Highway 128 at in Healdsburg on Oct. 28.

Rubble remains after the Soda Rock Winery was lost in the Kincade Fire, in Healdsburg, California on Oct 28.

Rubble remains after the Soda Rock Winery was lost in the Kincade Fire, in Healdsburg, California on Oct 28.

Brennan Fleming jumps a fallen tree while helping his girlfriend evacuate horses stranded by a wildfire called the Kincade Fire in Healdsburg on Oct. 27.

Brennan Fleming jumps a fallen tree while helping his girlfriend evacuate horses stranded by a wildfire called the Kincade Fire in Healdsburg on Oct. 27.

Flames from a backfire, lit by firefighters to slow the spread of the Kincade Fire, burn a hillsid Sonoma County near Geyservillle on Oct. 26.

Flames from a backfire, lit by firefighters to slow the spread of the Kincade Fire, burn a hillsid Sonoma County near Geyservillle on Oct. 26.

A deserted street is seen during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California on Oct. 27.

A deserted street is seen during the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California on Oct. 27.

 

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