Multiple highly suspicious massive fires have ignited overnight just north of San Francisco.
Fires are burning out of control in Napa, Sonoma, Yuba and Mendocino counties. Hundreds of homes and businesses have been destroyed.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that one blaze in and around northern Santa Rosa called the Tubbs Fire had burned at least 20,000 acres by 8 a.m. Scores of homes were lost in the Journey’s End Mobile Home Park on Mendocino Avenue, while the nearby Fountaingrove Inn burned, as did the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country and a Kmart store.
Two hospitals in Santa Rosa have been evacuated.
Smoke permeates the air in San Francisco.
Four major fires
#GOES16 satellite now detecting 4 wildfires in the North Bay. 3 fires are near the Sonoma/Napa County line while the forth fire (called the "Atlas Fire") burns to the NE of the City of Napa. Red Flag Warning remains in effect for strong and dry north winds. #cawx #atlasfire pic.twitter.com/DYf8tIlY3I— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) October 9, 2017
Now report of 6 fires.
BREAK.6 fires in #napafire North Bay Much more firemen needed,full containment may take long time #SanFrancisco @CNN @latimes @ESPN @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/iOFh6JJw2V— nete bab (@ntebdwa) October 9, 2017
Terrible fires in the North Bay shroud San Francisco in smoke at sunrise #napafires pic.twitter.com/eDO7ObvTiX— Salesforce Nonprofit (@SNUGSFBay) October 9, 2017
CBS SF reporting EIGHT fires.
The San Francisco Chronicle is now reporting the number of fires in the area north of San Francisco is FOURTEEN.
Fires are burning in Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Lake, Nevada, Butte, Calaveras, Shasta, and Yuba counties.
The causes of all the fires remain under investigation.
At least 10 dead.
Blocks of houses destroyed.
Now massive fire in Southern California:
(via US News)
Massive fire in Anaheim hills burns homes, forces evacuations
The Anaheim Fire Department ordered evacuations for more than 1,000 homes in the Anaheim area, as what they're calling the #CanyonFire2 continues to spread. The blaze comes less as 24 hours after a similar fire broke out in Northern California