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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fires Destroying Large Sections of my State Not Far from Us

The fires now burning massive acreage just north of here are incredibly destructive and even more frightening.  

We can see and smell the smoke and even the fifteen month old was amazed at the sun yesterday as it burnt an orange hole in the hazy morning sky. He's never been able to look directly at the sun like that and he was astounded, pointing and yelling "Ahh, Ahh, Ooooh".

We are personally aware of two families who have had to evacuate and we don't know yet if their homes are still standing.

Donations to the Red Cross will go a long ways helping the victims. 

As of (Oct 10, 2017) tonight's late news, over 2,000 structures have been destroyed: Hilton Hotel in Santa Rosa, KMart, Kohls, Applebees, many many others.... 

Over 115,000 acres have already burned with virtually no containment anywhere yet.

Bubbling Well Pet Memorial Park in Napa smolders, broken gas lines flaring, the only recognizable pieces its gate and chimney. 

There will be thousands of stories like these as wineries, vineyards, homes, barns, restaurants, retail outlets, service stations, shopping malls, housing developments and hotels are all completely decimated. 

It looks like an apocalypse on our big tv screens.

Give generously please. Red Cross

UPDATE: Thursday Oct 12th midnight.

200,000 acres burned. Calistoga mandatory evacuation of ALL residents. 500 people still unaccounted for and over 100 injured with nearly 40 deaths verified.

1 comment:

  1. Was so glad to hear your voice today. And, so very, very glad you are not close to this monster of a fire. Praying for this fire to go bye bye sooner than later.