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 Sun, 12/17/2017 - 05:48

After California's most destructive fire season, a debate over where to rebuild homes

California has seen its most destructive year of wildfires in its history.
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ABC7 News Tue, 12/12/2017 - 03:47

Most destructive California wildfires in history

HEARTBREAKING: The Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties has burned at least 230,000 acres and 790 structures -- making it the fifth-largest wildfire in California history and 10th most destructive.
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Los Angeles Times Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:02

Why are California's homes burning? It isn't natural disaster it's bad planning

If we want to save our homes, the solution starts at the planning department, not the fire station.via Los Angeles Times Opinion
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Los Angeles Times Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:25

150 structures destroyed, 27,000 people evacuated in raging Ventura wildfire

The Santa Ana winds are making the fire even worse.
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