Fast-moving wildfires have already killed ten people in California, destroyed numerous homes, and spurred the evacuation of about 20,000 people. Santa Rosa is burning, and the death toll is expected to rise.
The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said seven people had died in Santa Rosa. “That number’s going to change,” Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano said of the death toll in his jurisdiction. Officers are still searching for people to evacuate and rescue, he said, and “it’s just logical” more bodies will be found.
The fires ignited Sunday night and Monday and spread with alarming speed because of dry conditions, Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott said at a news conference. According to CNN, more than 20,000 people evacuated, some with little notice. The fires have already destroyed an estimated 1,500 structures and have burned through 57,000 acres in eight counties.
Jesus Torres of Napa said a neighbor called to tell him the fire was bearing down on his house, CNN affiliate KPIX reported. “We gathered up a few of our things and our pets and headed out to our car,” Torres said. “We could see the sky was turning red. … We didn’t know (about the fire) until the last second. There was smoke all over the area.”
The first known fatality occurred as a result of the Redwood Complex fire in Mendocino County, Mendocino County Sheriff spokesperson Captain Greg Van Patten said. Cal Fire tweeted that two people died in the Atlas Fire in Napa County. The fire left whole blocks of residences in smoking ruins and destroyed landmark buildings like the Fountaingrove Inn, a 124-room hotel; a nearby event center, the Fountaingrove Round Barn; and classrooms at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported.
A large part of the town was evacuated, including Kaiser Permanente Hospital and Sutter Hospital. More than 100 patients were treated at Napa and Sonoma area hospitals because of fire-related injuries and issues, said Vanessa DeGier, spokeswoman for St. Joseph Health. Santa Rosa Memorial also accepted 12 patients from the two nearby hospitals that evacuated, including expectant mothers, she said. “Our hospitals are beginning to see patients with injuries incurred as a result of evacuation. This includes victims of car crashes and injuries from falling,” a statement from St. Joseph Health said.
Authorities imposed a sundown-to-sunrise curfew for parts of the city under evacuation orders. “I’m lucky,” Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Coursey said at a news conference. “My house is fine. My family is fine. My city is not.”
A separate wildfire in Anaheim, in Southern California, has spread to 4,000-5,000 acres and burned at least six buildings. This fire is being dubbed the “Canyon Fire.”
It seems they have lots of wild fires that destroy homes? If they would control burn when its wet their wouldn’t be any fuel for fire during the dry times.Why isn’t there any mention of a 120 mile stretch on the Mississippi river running dry? Its so low sandbars have stopped barge traffic. And its right at the New Madrid fault line location.
These days fire breaks are pauses to reload. Where I live they still utilize this method to protect infrastructure and the culled wood is my source for firewood. A logging truck load keeps me warm for five years and it is cheaper than cutting and hauling it for myself. Much easier on the back too. I learned a long time ago if you cannot figure out how to do something find a lazy person, wait until just before lunch and tell them this has to be done before lunch. Genius comes to the surface based upon laziness. Try it, it usually works well. Logging isn’t one of my favorite things. Now when is lunch?
Old Guy, the river is pretty low in my area too. There hasn’t been much rain in my area in the last 2 months except for what we got from Hurricane Harvey. And I’m only an hour’s drive from New Madrid fault line.
Would it be insensitive to root for the fire versus the Hillary-loving, liberal sodomites?
This reminds me of Gatlinburg, last year. Am praying that more people make it out ok. It’s so fast moving, who knows what they will find when it’s over?
Poor, poor, poor damned and doomed New Babylonian’s, still “drunk on the wine of New Babylon America immorality”….they have been judged by their creator, sentence is being carried out all over the collapsing damned and doomed psychopath controlled Police State hell on earth of New Babylon America, and the drunken cowards scream Why? Why? Why? is this happening in New Babylon America….nothing but fools, drunks, and cowards with no ability to understand they have already been conquered and enslaved by Lucifer and his Fallen Angel psychopath monsters….our Lord and Savior still has his hand out New Babylonian drunken cowards, you better reach out and grab NOW!!!!
Curfew Enforced As Looters Ransack Homes In Sonoma County; Death Toll In NorCal Fires Climbs To 11
“After 25 years as a cop, I know that there are going to be people coming in here to rob our homes…”
“Amy Hollyfield, a reporter with a local ABC News affiliate, said she’s spoken with several area residents who say their homes were broken into and robbed after nearby flames forced them to evacuate.”
How come we never hear about the looters being killed in the fire because they didn’t evacuate?
How are the homeowners, but not looters, “forced” to evacuate?
Apparently, the looters ignored the evacuation orders.
If the looters were black they’re going to do their own thing anyway. They don’t care about anything else.
KY Mom, I say shoot the looters and leave their corpses for the fires to consume.
Warning Will Smith! Danger! Danger! Those nature programs on TV always warned about the Mega Tsunami if an island off the coast of NW Africa has a huge landslide caused by an earthquake. Well, it may be close. Volcano there is acting up and there have been numerous smaller earthquakes. A large tsunami could wipe out the east coast of the US. Run away, run away!
Warning Will Robinson! Will Smith is a black actor, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Men in Black, etc.
O’KEEFE VS NYT…
Top editors on hidden camera – all claiming political agendas…
American Pravda, NYT: Slanting the News and a Bizarre Comey Connection
“Nick Dudich, Audience Strategy Editor for NYT Video, Says the Times Slants Anti-Trump News to the Front Page, “Oh, we always do.”
Claims to Be “Gatekeeper” for New York Times Videos: “My imprint is on every video we do.”
“Worked for Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Campaigns”
Admits He Won’t Be Objective, “That’s why I’m here [at the NYT].”
One of the problems in California is the eucalyptus trees. The sap of those trees is volatile. They were imported from Australia years ago and can be found throughout the state. When a grove of those things gets started, look out.
I talked with a fire fighter in CA once who told me about a particular neighborhood where, if a fire started there, the plan was to evacuate the entire neighborhood immediately. This neighborhood had eucalyptus trees throughout…The neighborhood had actually been built in the middle of the grove and virtually every yard had one or more trees.
“We didn’t know (about the fire) until the last second.”
How is it that I’ve heard about the fires, but someone who lives in the middle of them hasn’t?
There isn’t much we can do for these folks, but PRAY.
Hey, bitches. I live in Santa Rosa.
When the wind is blowing 50 mph – YES – it is easy to not know how fast the fire moves.
Couple that with people being peacefully asleep in their beds when a fire appears out of nowhere past midnight and well, think twice before you are so quick to pass judgement.
Stop being such manginas . . .
If I was a Muslim terrorist, provided cover by the Globalist deep state. I’d be driving around the dry west with pine cones soaked in alcohol, a Bic lighter and a slingshot.
How freaking stupid do people have to be!
Sgt. I’m being really syndical, but I don’t think these fires are accidental.
Starting fires is probably the easiest form of sabotage?
Would it be insensitive to root for the fire versus the Hillary-loving, liberal sodomites? You do have a valid point. However thats the difference. For the most part we are not taking gleeful joy in other folks misery. And if we do we for certain aint a gonna post on facebook about it.
I thought California building regulations only allowed the construction of fire resistant houses.
Did we not all read the story of the three little pigs, and what happens in a house of straw or sticks?
Must we tax payers periodically rebuild all the houses in flood areas and fire prone areas. I’m getting weary of the wasted tax dollars. How about you?
Concrete and steel is what they need to build with. Ive commented before about fortified homes and safe rooms. If your place can burn its a wasted effort. Many of the homes that burned in calif had wood or asphalt shingles. They make really attractive colored metal roofing and siding. That is what they should use.