CALFIRE: 15 new wind whipped wildfires in nine counties have already burned over 73,000 acres in the past 12 hours- Oct 10 2017

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CALFIRE: 15 new wind whipped wildfires in nine counties have already burned over 73,000 acres in the past 12 hours

Posted By: NaturalWisdom
Date: Tuesday, 10-Oct-2017 02:49:30

While Napa and Sonoma Counties have been hit the hardest, other sections of California have been affected by separate blazes, including the Sierras and Oroville (close to where the dam nearly burst last winter). So far, 11 fire-related fatalities have been reported, per the Press Democrat.

Source: CalFire
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California Statewide Fire Summary
Monday, October 9, 2017

Overnight significant winds fanned over a dozen fires across Northern California. 15 new wind whipped wildfires in nine counties have already burned over 73,000 acres in the past 12 hours. Firefighters have been challenged with winds gusting in excess of 50mph causing extreme rates of spread and volatile burning conditions. Governor Brown has declared a State of Emergency in Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba Counties. One confirmed fatality has occurred in Mendocino County, with several reports of injuries to civilians. The focus continues to be the evacuations of thousands of residents and protecting property.

These fires have already burned an estimated 1,500 homes and commercial structures. Several Damage Assessment Teams have been activated to get a full account of the destruction.

The strong winds are expected to decrease today, but Red Flag Warnings due to gusty winds and high fire risk remain in place across many parts of the State.

Residents across the State are urged to remain prepared for wildfires as extremely dry conditions continue. The potential for an increase in winds later in the week could challenge the efforts of firefighters. Learn more evacuation tips: ReadyForWildfire.org

Fires of Interest:


**CAL FIRE Incidents**
Tubbs Fire, Sonoma and Napa County (more info…) NEW
Between Calistoga and Santa Rosa
25,000 acres
Significant number of commercial and residential structures destroyed
CAL FIRE Incident Management Team activated
Atlas Fire, Napa County (more info…) NEW
Altas Peak Rd, south of Lake Berryessa and outside City of Napa
25,000 acres
Multiple structures destroyed
CAL FIRE Incident Management Team activated

Redwood Complex, Mendocino County (more info…) NEW
Hwy 20, Potter Valley and Redwood Valley area
10,000 acres
Hwy 101 closed in both direction in Redwood Valley
CAL FIRE Incident Management Team activated

Canyon 2 Fire, Orange County (more info…) NEW
Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane, Oroville
4,000 acres

Lobo Fire, Nevada County (more info…) NEW
Rough and Ready area
700 acres
CAL FIRE Incident Management Team activated

McCourtney Fire, Nevada County (more info…) NEW
McCourtney Road, southwest of Grass Valley
150 acres, 10% contained

Cascade Fire, Yuba County (more info…) NEW
Maryville Road and Loma Rica Road, Loma Rica
7,200 acres, 5% contained

LaPorte Fire, Butte County (more info…) NEW
Avacado Road and Dunstone Road, Bangor
3,500 acres

Cherokee Fire, Butte County NEW
Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane, Oroville
4,000 acres

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