Northern California Fires

Things have been very stressful here yesterday and today. Just to fill you in –

I live in Santa Rosa, CA which was hit by a massive, very fast moving fire Sunday night into Monday. This effected the north side of the city since it was moving south from Calistoga, CA. Over 500 homes destroyed, over 20 businesses – two huge hotels, K-Mart, lots of restaurants. No containment at this time, but it is actively being worked on.

A new finger from a Napa fire is now spreading to Oakmont, an older adult community. Overnight hundred of firefighters moved to that area, hoping to prevent those homes from being destroyed.

I live 4-5 miles south of the main fire and 4 miles west of the Oakmont area, so we’re safe so far. The air is still very smoky and we have been told to stay inside as much as possible and keep doors and windows closed.

Also, there are fires in Mendocino and Napa counties. They are spreading with no containment. This is devastating, so lots of positive thoughts for everyone is appreciated.

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9 responses to “Northern California Fires

  1. Absolutely with you Jan. Is Michael home as well? Are you packing at all? It’s a horrible thought. I remember being nearly paralyzed when we knew Hurricane Katrina was coming so took virtually nothing. And have missed so much. Keep us posted.

  2. I’ve been reading about the ires in this morning’s SF Chron, Jan. The fires are absolutely scary and devastating. I hope they are contained soon and you remain safe with Michael and Charlie. Are Amy and the baby with you? Echo Kellee about the packing. At least have a couple of packed duffles and Charlie’s carrier at the ready. Most Santa Rosans had to evacuate at the last minute, so you may not have time.

  3. I have seen some of the devastation on the news here in Australia… it is absolutely horrendous… I pray that you are all ok… and cry for those that have lost everything
    Take care.. xx

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