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  1. #1
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    California Wildfires: 40 Deaths, Hundreds Missing, 5700 Buildings Destroyed

    At least 1,500 structures lost in Northern California firestorm, among worst in state's history

    At least 1,500 homes, businesses and other structures have been destroyed as more than 14 fires ravaged eight counties throughout Northern California late Sunday and Monday

    morning, authorities said. The vast devastation over just a few hours made this firestorm one of the worst in California history, with Gov. Jerry Brown declaring a state of emergency.

    (. . .) The Santa Rosa fire began around 10 p.m.

    “It was an inferno like you’ve never seen before,” Marian Williams, who escaped in a caravan with neighbors through flames before dawn near the town of Kenwood, told the Associated

    Press. “Trees were on fire like torches,” she said.

    (. . .)

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    If this thread has been started elsewhere please alert so we can combine them.

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/u...ions.html?_r=0
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    I know we have members in the following areas:

    Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Yuba, Nevada, Calaveras and Butte counties in California.

    Please check in if you can and let us know you are Okay.

    This fire is beyond frightening.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-northern-california-fires-live-santa-rosa-s-hilton-hotel-kmart-1507565097-htmlstory.html
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    It's awful. I live in San Francisco. When I left my house this morning, I had ash on my shirt, and the air was thick with smoke. I can't imagine what it's like up north.

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    This is awful!

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Fast-moving wildfires raged across Northern California on Monday, killing at least 10 people, forcing the evacuation of up to 20,000 and destroying well over 1,000 buildings in one of the most destructive fire emergencies in the state’s history.

    Firefighters were battling blazes in eight counties, officials said.

    In Santa Rosa, the fire gutted a Hilton hotel and flattened the Journey’s End retirement community, a trailer park not far from the freeway that crosses the city...

    <snip> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/u...acuations.html

    https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/we...fornia-n809206
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    Horrible situation! I hope we don't hear of anymore loss of life from the fires.

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    So terrifying.

    Starting in the middle of the night, the fires hopscotched across neighborhoods, raced across fields and jumped freeways. Wind gusts up to 70 mph pushed walls of flames nearly 100 feet high, throwing embers ahead like hot fingers into strip malls and subdivisions. Many people who fled the surge had enough time to grab car keys, perhaps a pet, but not much more.
    http://m.sfgate.com/news/article/2-b...y-12262945.php

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    I just now heard about this inferno. At least 10 dead and 1500 homes destroyed. We used to drive 101 past the area on our way to the Bay Area from Humboldt County. Unbelievable. Prayers for those affected.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-napa-fires-20171009-story.html
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    So the fires are in Southern California as well? This is horrific.http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/09...oky-skies.html




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    Before and after aerial photos of the Coffey Park subdivision...burned to the ground.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/santa...orhood-2017-10
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    OMG!!!!! I can't believe this destruction!!!! Prayers are with these poor people who had to flee and will come back to this!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lilibet View Post
    Before and after aerial photos of the Coffey Park subdivision...burned to the ground.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/santa...orhood-2017-10

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    Anyone near Tujunga?
    I KNOW it isn't real close to any of the fires but I have family I can't get a hold of.....
    They do have respiratory issues so I wondered if it's bad enough they'd need to leave.
    Then I think where on earth would they even go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsFacetious View Post
    Anyone near Tujunga?
    I KNOW it isn't real close to any of the fires but I have family I can't get a hold of.....
    They do have respiratory issues so I wondered if it's bad enough they'd need to leave.
    Then I think where on earth would they even go?
    Not sure if this is too helpful. But this air quality website, gov affiliated, is mostly showing good or moderate air quality. Probably it's important that they stay inside for now, if possible. No prolonged outdoors, heavy activity.
    https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=...tate&stateid=5

    Hope you hear from them soon!

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    I'm near Tujunga.
    The fires are not close to here at all.

    We were having staff development day for work today when a co-worker received a call that her nephew's home burned to the ground in Santa Rosa.
    He and his wife are expecting a baby shortly.
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