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Wildfires Ravage California Wine Country

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Multiple firestorms raged across the state’s bucolic wine country on Monday, resulting in at least 10 deaths, destroying more than 1,500 structures, emptying hospitals, dropping ashes as far away as San Francisco and forcing the panicked evacuation of tens of thousands of residents to crowded shelters. With 14 different fires erupting throughout Northern California since late Sunday night, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott said an estimated 20,000 people had been evacuated. He cautioned that the estimate of burned structures — the fifth highest ever from a group of California wildfires — was very conservative and said firefighters were too busy trying to save lives to focus on battling the blazes. Meanwhile, TV stations streamed images of devastated neighborhoods where every home had seemingly melted away. By nightfall Monday, authorities were cautioning that the death toll would probably mount and warned people to stay away from the burned areas. Containment of the fires was minimal, but the hurricane-force winds that spread the fire Sunday night mercifully had died down. Adding to the chaos was the scattered loss of cellphone coverage, power outages, confusion over shelter space, closed highways and city streets clogged with people fleeing the area. Combined, five of the larger fires alone had scorched more than 80,000 acres across parts of eight different counties, including Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Yuba. Sonoma County had seven fire-related deaths, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Cal Fire confirmed three deaths, including one in Mendocino County and two in Napa. An elderly couple, ages 98 and 100, did not escape from a home in the Silverado Resort in Napa. There is no estimate on the number injured or missing, but Sgt. Spencer Crum of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office told ABC7 News 100 calls reporting a person missing had been received.

Fire dispatch records tell an astonishing story of fires breaking out almost simultaneously across Sonoma and Napa counties, apparently because of the winds. The mayhem began about 9:22 p.m. Sunday with a report of a vegetation fire near the intersection of highways 101 and 12. Over the next half hour, 19 emergency calls streamed into Sonoma County fire: falling trees, downed lines, structure fires, an exploding transformer. Dispatchers sent firefighters north, south, east and west. Officially, the causes are under investigation. As homeowners literally ran for their lives in the smoky darkness, the strong winds pushed the fires and sent acrid smoke as far away as Santa Cruz by the time the sun came up. “It was an inferno like you’ve never seen before,” said Marian Williams, who fled through the flames before dawn in a caravan with neighbors as one of the wildfires reached the vineyards and ridges of her small Sonoma County town of Kenwood.  Williams could feel the heat of the fire outside her car as she fled.  “Trees,” she said, “were on fire like torches.”

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:(:( Horrific hurricanes spread devastation and death, earthquakes ravage cities, an evil gunman slaughters scores and injures hundreds, and now out of control wildfires claim lives and ravage entire counties.  The chain of disaster seems to be non-stop.

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When the End of the World Arrives, How Will the Media Report It? 

USA Today: WE'RE DEAD 

The Wall Street Journal: DOW JONES PLUMMETS AS WORLD ENDS 

National Enquirer: O.J. AND NICOLE, TOGETHER AGAIN 

Playboy: GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE 

Microsoft Systems Journal: APPLE LOSES MARKET SHARE 

Victoria's Secret Catalog: OUR FINAL SALE 

Sports Illustrated: GAME OVER 

Wired: THE LAST NEW THING 

Rolling Stone: THE GRATEFUL DEAD REUNION TOUR 

Readers Digest: 'BYE 

Discover Magazine: HOW WILL THE EXTINCTION OF ALL LIFE AS WE KNOW IT AFFECT THE WAY WE VIEW THE COSMOS? 

TV Guide: DEATH AND DAMNATION: NIELSON RATINGS SOAR! 

Lady's Home Journal: LOSE 10 LBS BY JUDGEMENT DAY WITH OUR NEW "ARMAGEDDON" DIET! 

America Online: SYSTEM TEMPORARILY DOWN. TRY CALLING BACK IN 15 MINUTES. 

Inc. magazine: TEN WAYS YOU CAN PROFIT FROM THE APOCALYPSE 

Microsoft's Web Site: IF YOU DIDN'T EXPERIENCE THE RAPTURE, DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE PATCH RAPT777.EXE.

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9 minutes ago, blowboatbethesda said:

When the End of the World Arrives, How Will the Media Report It? 

USA Today: WE'RE DEAD 

The Wall Street Journal: DOW JONES PLUMMETS AS WORLD ENDS 

National Enquirer: O.J. AND NICOLE, TOGETHER AGAIN 

Playboy: GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE 

Microsoft Systems Journal: APPLE LOSES MARKET SHARE 

Victoria's Secret Catalog: OUR FINAL SALE 

Sports Illustrated: GAME OVER 

Wired: THE LAST NEW THING 

Rolling Stone: THE GRATEFUL DEAD REUNION TOUR 

Readers Digest: 'BYE 

Discover Magazine: HOW WILL THE EXTINCTION OF ALL LIFE AS WE KNOW IT AFFECT THE WAY WE VIEW THE COSMOS? 

TV Guide: DEATH AND DAMNATION: NIELSON RATINGS SOAR! 

Lady's Home Journal: LOSE 10 LBS BY JUDGEMENT DAY WITH OUR NEW "ARMAGEDDON" DIET! 

America Online: SYSTEM TEMPORARILY DOWN. TRY CALLING BACK IN 15 MINUTES. 

Inc. magazine: TEN WAYS YOU CAN PROFIT FROM THE APOCALYPSE 

Microsoft's Web Site: IF YOU DIDN'T EXPERIENCE THE RAPTURE, DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE PATCH RAPT777.EXE.

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56 minutes ago, kandace said:

Multiple firestorms raged across the state’s bucolic wine country on Monday, resulting in at least 10 deaths, destroying more than 1,500 structures, emptying hospitals, dropping ashes as far away as San Francisco and forcing the panicked evacuation of tens of thousands of residents to crowded shelters. With 14 different fires erupting throughout Northern California since late Sunday night, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott said an estimated 20,000 people had been evacuated. He cautioned that the estimate of burned structures — the fifth highest ever from a group of California wildfires — was very conservative and said firefighters were too busy trying to save lives to focus on battling the blazes. Meanwhile, TV stations streamed images of devastated neighborhoods where every home had seemingly melted away. By nightfall Monday, authorities were cautioning that the death toll would probably mount and warned people to stay away from the burned areas. Containment of the fires was minimal, but the hurricane-force winds that spread the fire Sunday night mercifully had died down. Adding to the chaos was the scattered loss of cellphone coverage, power outages, confusion over shelter space, closed highways and city streets clogged with people fleeing the area. Combined, five of the larger fires alone had scorched more than 80,000 acres across parts of eight different counties, including Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Yuba. Sonoma County had seven fire-related deaths, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Cal Fire confirmed three deaths, including one in Mendocino County and two in Napa. An elderly couple, ages 98 and 100, did not escape from a home in the Silverado Resort in Napa. There is no estimate on the number injured or missing, but Sgt. Spencer Crum of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office told ABC7 News 100 calls reporting a person missing had been received.

Fire dispatch records tell an astonishing story of fires breaking out almost simultaneously across Sonoma and Napa counties, apparently because of the winds. The mayhem began about 9:22 p.m. Sunday with a report of a vegetation fire near the intersection of highways 101 and 12. Over the next half hour, 19 emergency calls streamed into Sonoma County fire: falling trees, downed lines, structure fires, an exploding transformer. Dispatchers sent firefighters north, south, east and west. Officially, the causes are under investigation. As homeowners literally ran for their lives in the smoky darkness, the strong winds pushed the fires and sent acrid smoke as far away as Santa Cruz by the time the sun came up. “It was an inferno like you’ve never seen before,” said Marian Williams, who fled through the flames before dawn in a caravan with neighbors as one of the wildfires reached the vineyards and ridges of her small Sonoma County town of Kenwood.  Williams could feel the heat of the fire outside her car as she fled.  “Trees,” she said, “were on fire like torches.”

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:(:( Horrific hurricanes spread devastation and death, earthquakes ravage cities, an evil gunman slaughters scores and injures hundreds, and now out of control wildfires claim lives and ravage entire counties.  The chain of disaster seems to be non-stop.

This spread so quickly, dear God.

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4 hours ago, ms maggie said:

This spread so quickly, dear God.

It is frightening.  Hopefully the 100 missing people are just cut off from contact due to power failures.  The alternative would be awful.

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5 hours ago, kandace said:

Multiple firestorms raged across the state’s bucolic wine country on Monday, resulting in at least 10 deaths, destroying more than 1,500 structures, emptying hospitals, dropping ashes as far away as San Francisco and forcing the panicked evacuation of tens of thousands of residents to crowded shelters. With 14 different fires erupting throughout Northern California since late Sunday night, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott said an estimated 20,000 people had been evacuated. He cautioned that the estimate of burned structures — the fifth highest ever from a group of California wildfires — was very conservative and said firefighters were too busy trying to save lives to focus on battling the blazes. Meanwhile, TV stations streamed images of devastated neighborhoods where every home had seemingly melted away. By nightfall Monday, authorities were cautioning that the death toll would probably mount and warned people to stay away from the burned areas. Containment of the fires was minimal, but the hurricane-force winds that spread the fire Sunday night mercifully had died down. Adding to the chaos was the scattered loss of cellphone coverage, power outages, confusion over shelter space, closed highways and city streets clogged with people fleeing the area. Combined, five of the larger fires alone had scorched more than 80,000 acres across parts of eight different counties, including Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Yuba. Sonoma County had seven fire-related deaths, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Cal Fire confirmed three deaths, including one in Mendocino County and two in Napa. An elderly couple, ages 98 and 100, did not escape from a home in the Silverado Resort in Napa. There is no estimate on the number injured or missing, but Sgt. Spencer Crum of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office told ABC7 News 100 calls reporting a person missing had been received.

Fire dispatch records tell an astonishing story of fires breaking out almost simultaneously across Sonoma and Napa counties, apparently because of the winds. The mayhem began about 9:22 p.m. Sunday with a report of a vegetation fire near the intersection of highways 101 and 12. Over the next half hour, 19 emergency calls streamed into Sonoma County fire: falling trees, downed lines, structure fires, an exploding transformer. Dispatchers sent firefighters north, south, east and west. Officially, the causes are under investigation. As homeowners literally ran for their lives in the smoky darkness, the strong winds pushed the fires and sent acrid smoke as far away as Santa Cruz by the time the sun came up. “It was an inferno like you’ve never seen before,” said Marian Williams, who fled through the flames before dawn in a caravan with neighbors as one of the wildfires reached the vineyards and ridges of her small Sonoma County town of Kenwood.  Williams could feel the heat of the fire outside her car as she fled.  “Trees,” she said, “were on fire like torches.”

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:(:( Horrific hurricanes spread devastation and death, earthquakes ravage cities, an evil gunman slaughters scores and injures hundreds, and now out of control wildfires claim lives and ravage entire counties.  The chain of disaster seems to be non-stop.

With the result of people coming together, helping each other and actually caring regardless of color or status!  Method to the madness. 

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5 hours ago, blowboatbethesda said:

When the End of the World Arrives, How Will the Media Report It? 

USA Today: WE'RE DEAD 

The Wall Street Journal: DOW JONES PLUMMETS AS WORLD ENDS 

National Enquirer: O.J. AND NICOLE, TOGETHER AGAIN 

Playboy: GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE 

Microsoft Systems Journal: APPLE LOSES MARKET SHARE 

Victoria's Secret Catalog: OUR FINAL SALE 

Sports Illustrated: GAME OVER 

Wired: THE LAST NEW THING 

Rolling Stone: THE GRATEFUL DEAD REUNION TOUR 

Readers Digest: 'BYE 

Discover Magazine: HOW WILL THE EXTINCTION OF ALL LIFE AS WE KNOW IT AFFECT THE WAY WE VIEW THE COSMOS? 

TV Guide: DEATH AND DAMNATION: NIELSON RATINGS SOAR! 

Lady's Home Journal: LOSE 10 LBS BY JUDGEMENT DAY WITH OUR NEW "ARMAGEDDON" DIET! 

America Online: SYSTEM TEMPORARILY DOWN. TRY CALLING BACK IN 15 MINUTES. 

Inc. magazine: TEN WAYS YOU CAN PROFIT FROM THE APOCALYPSE 

Microsoft's Web Site: IF YOU DIDN'T EXPERIENCE THE RAPTURE, DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE PATCH RAPT777.EXE.

Inforwars: World End Bigger Hoax than Sandy Hook.

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1 minute ago, naive said:

Inforwars: World End Bigger Hoax than Sandy Hook.

Huff Post;  Hillary can quickly take the White House that was really hers......

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6 hours ago, blowboatbethesda said:

When the End of the World Arrives, How Will the Media Report It? 

USA Today: WE'RE DEAD 

The Wall Street Journal: DOW JONES PLUMMETS AS WORLD ENDS 

National Enquirer: O.J. AND NICOLE, TOGETHER AGAIN 

Playboy: GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE 

Microsoft Systems Journal: APPLE LOSES MARKET SHARE 

Victoria's Secret Catalog: OUR FINAL SALE 

Sports Illustrated: GAME OVER 

Wired: THE LAST NEW THING 

Rolling Stone: THE GRATEFUL DEAD REUNION TOUR 

Readers Digest: 'BYE 

Discover Magazine: HOW WILL THE EXTINCTION OF ALL LIFE AS WE KNOW IT AFFECT THE WAY WE VIEW THE COSMOS? 

TV Guide: DEATH AND DAMNATION: NIELSON RATINGS SOAR! 

Lady's Home Journal: LOSE 10 LBS BY JUDGEMENT DAY WITH OUR NEW "ARMAGEDDON" DIET! 

America Online: SYSTEM TEMPORARILY DOWN. TRY CALLING BACK IN 15 MINUTES. 

Inc. magazine: TEN WAYS YOU CAN PROFIT FROM THE APOCALYPSE 

Microsoft's Web Site: IF YOU DIDN'T EXPERIENCE THE RAPTURE, DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE PATCH RAPT777.EXE.

donald: FAKE NEWS....The world ends when I say so and it will be HUGEEEEE!

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21 minutes ago, ODENTON said:

donald: FAKE NEWS....The worlds when I say so and it will be HUGEEEEE!

Your tds is showing.....again.

Prayers to those affected.

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This is tragic to all involved. This happens every year in CA. Maybe they need to take the time to find out why.

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16 minutes ago, Dr Johnny Fever said:

Your tds is showing.....again.

Prayers to those affected.

still stalking me after all these years....go away!

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It's a terrible situation, many dead and lots of property damage.....

Been following it closely and communicating with my daughter that lives in Sonoma County .....

She is fine but has had some business property destroyed .....

Visiting her next month and had a few days tagged on the end in Napa......

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3 hours ago, Eastside Terp said:

It's a terrible situation, many dead and lots of property damage.....

Been following it closely and communicating with my daughter that lives in Sonoma County .....

She is fine but has had some business property destroyed .....

Visiting her next month and had a few days tagged on the end in Napa......

Prayers for your daughter and all those in Cali 

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1 hour ago, mrsmlh said:

Prayers for your daughter and all those in Cali 

Thx.....

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