One death in Northern California from wildfire

Brush Fire Burns 20 Acres Multiple Vehicles in Napa County Near Airport Wrecking Yard

Brush Fire Burns 20 Acres Multiple Vehicles in Napa County Near Airport Wrecking Yard

However, many of those celebrations are on hold, putting the breaks on tourism to the Napa and Sonoma wine valleys.

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency over the wildfires devastating Northern California's beloved wine country as photos and videos from the region on social media offer a grim picture of what residents are facing.

Officials were working to manage more than a dozen fires burning 100 or more acres Monday, with evacuations in place near several, including a 20,000-acre fire burning between Santa Rosa and Calistoga.

The Atlas Peak fire was the largest, quickly growing to more than 200 acres near Napa, and a fire near Calistoga had burned several buildings and prompted mandatory evacuations along several roads. The Santa Rosa evacuation map, bottom, is updated as of 6 a.m. Monday.

Napa officials said three evacuation centers had been opened - at the Crosswalk Community Church on First Street and at the Napa County Fairgrounds. Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California early Monday, sending residents on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames as homes burned. The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office said hotels were evacuated and shelters were set up.

In Santa Rosa, the fire burned through the Sky Farm subdivision above Santa Rosa's Fountaingrove neighborhood and raced down the hill toward the Larkfield-Wikiup area. There were 30 to 40 miles per hour winds.

Takeaways from Hurricanes' win over FSU
It was more than just the third loss of the season for Florida State - it was a painful reminder of what this season is becoming. We all get frustrated when we don't have success , but we line up and go again". "We were thinking turnover or negative plays".

Veronica Ortega was at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Santa Rosa when she smelled smoke and saw flames through the window of her fiancé's room on the fourth floor.

"Right now, with these conditions, we can't get ahead of this fire and do anything about the forward progress", Mr Biermann said. Mandatory evacuations are in effect in several areas and almost 20 shelters have opened from Cloverdale to Petaluma and from Guerneville to Sonoma.

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa: In a statement at 11:30 a.m., the arts center said the main building of the complex had suffered "minimal damage, but that classrooms and the center's east end are destroyed". "I mean blazing, falling down on fire".

Patients at a healing center in Sonoma County must be cleared as the blasts seethed on.

At least one person lost their life as the Redwood Complex Fire snatched up 4,500 acres in flames.

Smoke from the multiple fires may create a health hazard, Napa County warned.

Recommended News

  • Suspected gunman may have targeted Lollapalooza, other Las Vegas festival

    Suspected gunman may have targeted Lollapalooza, other Las Vegas festival

    Gareth Wilkinson stands near a makeshift memorial in honor of the victims of a mass shooting Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Las Vegas. Danley said she was unaware of any plans Paddock had when he sent her overseas to see family in her native Philippines.
    Shoulder injury sidelines Smith for T20 series

    Shoulder injury sidelines Smith for T20 series

    On the other hand, the Indian cricket team would be full of confidence after dominating the ODI series . Moises Henriques (8) went to pavilion in the 13th over after a delivery of Kuldeep Yadav hit stumps.
    Vegas Shooter Booked Hotel Room Overlooking Lollapalooza

    Vegas Shooter Booked Hotel Room Overlooking Lollapalooza

    According to the Chicago Tribune , he booked rooms in the Blackstone Hotel that offered a clear view of the festival. He later booked a second room for August 3 through August 6, the same days as Lollapalooza in Grant Park.
  • Paralympian Tatyana McFadden wins seventh straight Chicago Marathon in record time

    Paralympian Tatyana McFadden wins seventh straight Chicago Marathon in record time

    As Dibaba had more than a minute lead at the 40K mark, she was never in danger of finishing outside of the winner's circle. Rupp, whose father is from Maywood, pulled away from a pack that included defending champion Abel Kirui in the 23d mile.
    When And Where To Watch Live Coverage On TV, Live Streaming Online

    When And Where To Watch Live Coverage On TV, Live Streaming Online

    The process starts with the structures and the defence - not just defenders and the goalkeeper but defend as a team. The US looked a bit relaxed in the first half but soon changed gears and took advantage of Indian mistakes.

    Putin expects mutual interests to improve Russian-US relations

    We also attach great importance to the stabilization of the situation in the Middle East and in certain countries of this region. Saudi King Salman arrived in Moscow on Wednesday on the first ever visit by a Saudi monarch to Russian Federation .
  • Japanese Grand Prix To Be Jolyon Palmer's Last Renault F1 Race

    Japanese Grand Prix To Be Jolyon Palmer's Last Renault F1 Race

    Toro Rosso said Kvyat had been recalled to the race seat for the United States race, but did not specify a plan for its line-up for the remainder of the season.
    Costa Rica qualifies for World Cup in dramatic fashion

    Costa Rica qualifies for World Cup in dramatic fashion

    Men's National Team in its pursuit of the country's eighth straight World Cup appearance. A resounding 4-0 win over Panama on Friday did wonders for the U.S.
    Andrea Pirlo praises Chelsea manager Antonio Conte

    Andrea Pirlo praises Chelsea manager Antonio Conte

    Then AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti saw Pirlo's ability to see a pass and shifted him to a new position of defensive midfielder. Each day, you have physical problems, you can't train like you normally would, because you always have stuff.
  • Ghana on verge of failing to qualify for 2018 after Uganda draw

    Ghana on verge of failing to qualify for 2018 after Uganda draw

    Both sides created some decent chances, but were unable to convert them, leaving the game barren at the end of the 90 minutes. Ghana is now third in Group E with five points but seems to be a team that has potential to fight for that World Cup spot.
    U.S.  to boost military personnel in Puerto Rico: senator

    U.S. to boost military personnel in Puerto Rico: senator

    When it hit, it was almost a category 5 storm, and pummeled the island with gusts and rains for more than 30 hours. According to the FCC, a full 83% of cellular sites remain dark in Puerto Rico.
    DOJ Reverses Stance On Transgender Workplace Protections

    DOJ Reverses Stance On Transgender Workplace Protections

    Sessions and the Department of Justice interpret it differently, taking "sex" to be discrimination between men and women. But critics say the guidance could undermine protections for the LGBT community.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.