YUMA- Three ambulances from Rural Metro Fire Yuma County were deployed Wednesday night to help battle the deadly fires raging through Northern California.
Multiple blazes are burning in several counties that include Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Yuba. The death toll has risen to 23. Hundreds of people are still reported missing and thousands of people have evacuated the area. Over 3,500 buildings have been destroyed. The air quality has been poor due to the amount of heavy smoke in the area.
Winds played a role in the fires spreading fast Sunday. More evacuations were expanded yesterday evening as fast moving winds were expected to gust through Wine Country.
In order to prevent looting, a curfew was setup in Santa Rosa and San Francisco police sent 100 police officers to the town.
Residents at emergency shelters said they were shocked by how fast the flames were moving. Smoke was seen all the way to San Francisco which is 60 miles away. A majority of the damage was in Santa Rosa which is a more developed city with a home to over 175,000 residents.
Below is a list of fires still burning as of Wednesday night from Cal Fire:
Major Northern California Wildfires (Source: Cal Fire)
Last updated Wednesday night at 9:15 p.m.-
Cherokee Fire – 8,400 acres, 45% contained – Off Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane, Oroville
La Porte Fire – 3,700 acres, 15% contained – La Porte Rd. and Oro Bangor Hwy, Bangor
Sulphur Fire – 2,500 acres, 45% contained – Off Hwy 20, Sulphur Bank Road, Clearlake Oaks
Redwood/Potter Fires – 30,000 acres, 5% contained – N of Hwy 20, W of Mendocino Nat’l Forest
Partick Fire = 9,500 acres, 2% contained – Off Patrick Road, W of Napa
Tubbs Fire – 28,000 acres, 10% contained – Off Hwy 128 and Bennett Ln, Calistoga
NAPA, SOLANO COUNTY
Atlas Fire – 42,000 acres, 3% contained – Off Atlas Peak Rd, south of Lake Berryessa
Adobe Fire – 8,200 acres, 0% contained – Near Kenwood
Norrbom Fire – 1,800 acres, 0% contained – E of Boyes Hot Springs
Nuns Fire – 7,600 acres, 2% contained – Hwy 12, N of Glen Ellen
Pocket Fire – 4,000 acres, 0% contained – Off Pocket Ranch Rd and Ridge Ranch Rd, Geyserville
Cascade Fire – 12,000 acres, 20% contained – Cascade Wy & Marysville Rd, N of Collins Lake