Wildfires Force Evacuations Around Northern California

Oct 10, 2017, 00:12
Wildfires Force Evacuations Around Northern California

Fourteen wildfires in eight northern California counties had burned more than 57,000 acres in the last 12 hours, said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) spokesman Daniel Berlant.

There have been several injuries, and some people have been reported missing. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties as officials estimated the fire had wiped out "well in excess of" 50 structures.

Fire officials are working up a strategy to confront the fires, which show no sign of ending amid high winds and hot and dry weather.

October 9-Several out-of-control wildfires were burning in Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday morning, prompting mass evacuations of many neighborhoods and at least one Wine Country resort as firefighters sought to halt the advance of the flames amid high winds.

Mass evacuations are underway in California's Napa and Sonoma counties. As the evacuations expand, residents are being forced to move to shelters, schools have canceled class and the Santa Rosa Police Department warned the rapidly expanding fires are a "life-threatening situation".

In Napa County, guests of the Silverado Resort and Spa on Atlas Peak Road said they had been hurriedly evacuated as flames approached.

"Everybody in Sonoma County is spread out battling these flames, however they don't have enough assets to deal with something like this", Windsor Fire Chief Jack Piccinni told the Associated Press before Monday. "The only thing we can do is hope the wind will come down".

One fast-moving fire jumped the 101 Freeway, forcing a hospital in Santa Rosa to be evacuated and burning homes and businesses, witnesses said.

The Nuns fire burning in Sonoma County north of Glen Ellen has torched 300 acres, according to Cal Fire. The flames grew to more than 200 acres near Napa. The First Baptist Church in Pioneer has opened as a shelter, according to CAL FIRE.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered in the wine country north of San Francisco Bay and elsewhere after blazes broke out late Sunday, sending many into a middle-of-the-night scramble to get out.

He called the fire conditions Sunday night "pretty unprecedented for the valley" at this time of year. "It looks like Armageddon", one Santa Rosa resident told KTVU.

What caused the fires is still under investigation. A full list of evacuation centers and road closures is here.

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