Vineyards on fire. It’s too soon to know the total damage assessments on the wine industry from this year’s fires, but an analysis by the California Association of Winegrape Growers estimates initial losses at $400 million. (Photo: iStock: Ordinary Mario)

Northern California’s famous wine country has been scorched by two major wildfire incidents and there are still several weeks until the end of the 2020 wildfire season.

On August 16, 2020, a lightning storm triggered multiple fires engulfing over one million acres of land in California. The LNU Lighting Complex fire hit Napa and Sonoma, with thousands evacuated and 360,000 acres burned according to Cal Fire, and over 1,700 structures were either damaged or destroyed.

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