Evacuation Orders Given

Sep 30, 2020

As of 29 September 2020, nearly 70,000 residents of Northern California’s Napa and Sonoma counties are under evacuation orders as a wildfire complex continues to burn in those counties. The blazes initially broke out overnight on 27-28 September in the Napa-Sonoma region, located approximately 45 mi (70 km) north of San Francisco, , grew into a wildfire complex and spread rapidly in the area. At least 113 structures have been destroyed due to the fire, the majority of which were located in the suburban areas of Sonoma County’s Santa Rosa city. As of last report, the fire has consumed approximately 56 sq. mi (145 sq. km) and was zero percent contained. Meanwhile, another wildfire near the city of Redding, located in Shasta County, has forced 1,200 people to evacuate their residences. The fire has spread over 23 sq. miles, destroying at least 146 structures and remains zero percent contained. There have been at least three fatalities in the county. The governor of California has declared a state of emergency in the three counties due to the growing blazes.

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