Sunday, 22 October, 2017

Fires roar across Napa, Sonoma, emergency declared

Major Fires Breaking Out in Northern California; Structures, Vehicles Burning, Evacuations Ongoing, Victims Injured Firefighters battle raging fires in Napa, Calistoga
Saul Franklin | 10 October, 2017, 00:34

A great many individuals have been cleared and no less than 1,500 homes and structures were devastated as wind-whipped rapidly spreading fires keep on ravaging northern California, the state's fire boss declared Monday.

"It was an inferno like you've never observed", Sonoma County inhabitant Marian Williams told the Associated Press. Brown said the fires threaten infrastructure, people and their homes.

Just after 2am this morning, police reported that a fire had "ignited structures" on the north side of Napa and ordered an immediate evacuation.

Meanwhile, a fire near Calistoga had burned several buildings, sent several people to the hospital to be treated for burns and prompted mandatory evacuations along several roads.

Butte and Nevada counties were also affected.

Cal Fire listed updated acreages for a few of the many blazes, including Tubbs Fire in Napa County, 20,000 acres; Altas Fire in Napa County, 5,000 acres; and the Redwood Fire in Mendocino County, 4,500 acres.

Napa County Public Information Kristi Jourdan (cq) told Wine Enthusiast, "We're now at zero containment for Atlas Peak".

The National Weather Service said widespread wind gusts between 35 mph and 50 mph were observed in the north San Francisco Bay region and isolated spots hit 70 mph.

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Fires throughout the region have been fanned by strong, dry northeastern winds.

Sonoma County Sheriff's Department wrote, "Mass evacuations are taking place...911 systems are inundated". Yuba County Fairgrounds has opened as an emergency shelter that can take large animals.

Pimlott said firefighters are concentrating on saving lives rather than battling the blazes.

John Dean was driving to his Sonoma County home early Monday when he saw a house on fire along the road. A call for mutual aid was issued to other Bay Area fire departments.

There are no reports of injuries or deaths, so far.

Due to significant smoke in the area, officials advised residents to stay indoors at evacuation centers.

The fires have been burning in northern Sonoma County since early Monday morning. Gusts were predicted to be in the 30 miles per hour range in the area of the fires.

The fires, many of which started late Sunday, burned out of control across hillsides in Sonoma and Napa counties, north of San Francisco and west of Sacramento.

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