Some of the most startling images of wildfires raging through Northern California

The Hennessey fire in Napa County.
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With over 1,600 structures destroyed by fires sweeping across Northern California and the blazes still burning, we look at some of the startling images from this historic firestorm.

Recent favorable weather has given crews a boost, but although the progress is encouraging, the widespread fires continue to take a dramatic toll.

Flames consume both sides of a segment of Lake Berryessa in Napa County.
(Josh Edelson / AFP-Getty Images)

More than 136,000 people were evacuated, and fatalities among the fires stand at seven.

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Five people were killed in the LNU Lightning Complex fire — three in Napa County and two in Solano County — and one in the CZU Lightning Complex fire burning in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties. A pilot also died in a helicopter crash in Fresno County while on a water-dropping mission for the Hills fire.

Seven people also were missing in the area of the CZU Lightning Complex, according to Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Chris Clark.

An American flag billows in front of a burning home in Vacaville, Calif.
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A destroyed home in Napa County.
(Noah Berger / Associated Press)
Veterinary technician Brianna Jeter comforts a llama injured in a wildfire in Vacaville, Calif.
(Noah Berger / Associated Press)
Flames consume a cabin at a Napa County winery.
(Noah Berger / Associated Press)
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Debris from a fire is seen in the eye of a horse in Vacaville, Calif.
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A dead cow in Vacaville, Calif.
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A home burns in Napa County.
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A car burns in Vacaville, Calif.
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Smoke hangs low in the air at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, where redwoods burned.
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People watch a wildfire in Healdsburg, Calif.
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The rubble of a structure burns along Big Basin Highway in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
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A resident guards a house in Napa County.
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An airplane drops fire retardant over homes in Napa County.
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A fire truck drives through flames in Napa County.
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Firefighters protect a home in the Berryessa Estates neighborhood of unincorporated Napa County.
(Noah Berger / Associated Press)
Firefighters work in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Boulder Creek.
(Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)
Family members embrace at the burned remains of their home in Vacaville, Calif.
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A sign thanks first responders in Bucktown, Calif.
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