tubbs fire

The Tubbs Fire is a wildfire burning in Napa and Sonoma counties in Northern California, including parts of the cities of Santa Rosa and Calistoga. It is one of fourteen large fires simultaneously burning in eight Northern California counties in what has been called the "Northern California firestorm". The Tubbs Fire started near Calistoga on the evening of October 8, 2017 and has burned at least 24,000 acres. Hundreds of structures have been destroyed and tens of thousands of people have been evacuated. In the Fountaingrove area numerous homes, the historic Fountaingrove Inn, and a Hilton resort were reportedly burning. By noon on October 9, hundreds of homes and two hospitals had been evacuated and some shelters were already filled to capacity. The fire has reportedly destroyed some vineyards in the wine-growing region. The area's cannabis harvest was also threatened, with many growers under mandatory evacuation. On October 9, Pacific Gas and Electric Company was working to restore power to over 100,000 customers that were blacked out. The utility cut off natural gas to 13,000 Santa Rosa customers in areas where the fire was active, and warned that further cuts in service might be needed as the fire advances. More than 100 people were treated for fire-related injuries on October 9. According to media sources, some Kaiser Medical Center employees used their personal vehicles to evacuate some of the 130 patients. By Monday afternoon, fire officials reported at least three fatalities. California governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the counties of Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba. Wikipedia
Los Angeles Times Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:21

Death toll rises in wine country as some return to devastated communities

The Northern California fires so far:•41 people killed•100,000 people displaced•200,000+ acres burned•5,500+ homes destroyed or damaged
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Los Angeles Times Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:26

Northern California is facing catastrophic wildfires more typically seen in the south. Experts aren't sure why

Typically, fires in Northern California have died down at night as temperatures dropped and humidity increased. Not this time.
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Los Angeles Times Mon, 10/16/2017 - 22:52

They survived six hours in a pool as a wildfire burned their neighborhood to the ground

They faced a terrible choice: Freeze in the pool or burn in the fire.
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Los Angeles Times Mon, 10/16/2017 - 02:00

Death toll rises to 40 as firefighters continue to battle massive California wildfires

Firefighters are still trying to get the upper hand against the wind and flames in Northern California.
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Washington Post Sun, 10/15/2017 - 16:32

Ten miles of California’s loveliest countryside, transformed by fire

The wildfires displayed a cruel California truth: Living in the state’s most-beautiful spots has always required a sacrifice in safety.
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USA TODAY Sun, 10/15/2017 - 14:23

Calif. woman, clinging to husband of 55 years in pool, dies in wildfire

“These were people all about love."
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