CALIFORNIA - Devastating fires continue to burn all over California. Most of the fires are concentrated north of the Bay Area, and people continue to lose their homes and their lives. According to CAL FIRE, so far the fires have burned more than 191,000 acres since Sunday, Oct. 8. Officials said 3,500 buildings have been destroyed, thousands of people have been evacuated, hundreds remain missing and the death toll has risen to 29.
California Sen. Mike McGuire posted to Facebook Thursday, saying, “These devastating fires will go down as some of worst in California history – and never in modern memory has there been a time when neighbors needed neighbors more."
He added that he hopes the public will continue to donate to those in need by visiting: https://www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief.
Here is a breakdown of the major fires scorching the state as of Thursday, Oct. 12:
Napa County off Patrick Road, west of Napa
10,817 acres, 2 percent contained
Mandatory evacuation order issued Oct. 12
Mendocino County, North of Hwy 20, west of Mendocino National Forest, south of Black Bart
32,100 acres, 5 percent contained
Cause under investigation
SULPHUR FIRE (Mendocino Lake Complex)
Lake County off Hwy 20 and Sulphur Bank Road, Clearlake Oaks
2,500 acres, 45 percent contained
Mandatory evacuation lifted for parts of the Clearlake area
Calaveras County, off Hwy 26 & Hidgdon Rd, West Point
130 acres, 90 percent contained
Napa County and Solano County, off Altas Peak Road, south of Lake Berryessa
43,762 acres, 3 percent contained
14,698, 3 percent contained
Napa County, off Hwy 128 and Bennett Lane, Calistoga
34,270 acres, 10 percent contained
473 acres, 1 percent contained
7,955 acres, 1 percent contained
4,331 acres, 1 percent contained