Monday, October 23, 2017

California wildfires

In this Oct. 11, 2017, file photo, an aerial view show the scope of devastation in the Coffey Park neighborhood of Santa Rosa, Calif.

BY JONATHAN J. COOPER SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The warnings about impending doom came suddenly and in different ways. Frantic pounding on doors. Blaring fire alarms. Commotion outside windows. Awakened from a deep slumber in the dead of night, ...
In this undated photo provided by Irma Muniz shows the Shepherd family, Jon and Sara Shepherd and their children, Kressa, and Kai.

BY AMY TAXIN When flames swept over the mountain like a “nuclear blast,” Paul Hanssen ran from his burning home, a water-soaked towel around his head and dog by his side, and took shelter in a trailer. He waited nervously ...
A helicopter flies over a wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge.

BY MICHAEL WAGAMAN ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The NFL is keeping an eye on the wildfires in Northern California and has been exploring options to move Sunday’s game between the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers if it becomes necessary. ...
Cal Fire forester Kim Sone inspects damage at homes destroyed by fires in Santa Rosa, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.

BY ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOCELYN GECKER SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Search-and-rescue teams, some with cadaver dogs, started looking for bodies Thursday in parts of California wine country devastated by wildfires, authorities said, sounding a warning that more dead were almost ...
A San Diego Cal Fire firefighter monitors a flare up on a the head of a wildfire (the Southern LNU Complex), off of High Road above the Sonoma Valley, Wednesday Oct. 11, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif.

BY ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOCELYN GECKER SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive ...
Jessica Tunis stands outside a Red Cross evacuation center and holds a flyer about her missing mother Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif.

BY BRIAN SKOLOFF and ANDREW DALTON SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Jessica Tunis screamed at her mother to run out of the burning house but Linda Tunis said she was trapped, there was fire everywhere, and the last thing she ...
This aerial image shows homes that were destroyed by a wildfire next to a playground in Santa Rosa, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

BY JONATHAN J. COOPER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Jose Garnica worked for more than two decades to build his dream home only to see it reduced to ashes in a matter of minutes by the deadly ...
Chuck Rippey looks over a cup found in the burned out remains of his parent's home at the Silverado Resort, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Napa, Calif.

BY JONATHAN J. COOPER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — In neighborhood after neighborhood, all that remains are the smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke from a day of utter devastation. Newly homeless residents of California wine country awoke ...
Vineyards are lined up as a wildfire burns on a mountaintop Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Napa, Calif.

BY HAVEN DALEY and JANIE HAR NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Workers in Northern California’s renowned wine country picked through charred debris and weighed what to do with pricey grapes after wildfires swept through lush vineyards and destroyed at least two ...
An American flag still fly's as as structures burn in Coffey Park, Monday Oct. 9, 2017.

BY JEFF CHIU and ELLEN KNICKMEYER SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds more firefighters and law enforcement officials headed Tuesday to Northern California to battle wildfires that have killed at least 13 people, including a 100-year-old man and his 98-year-old ...
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