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Massive wildfires engulf north San Francisco counties

Massive wildfires engulf north San Francisco counties

October 9-Several out-of-control wildfires were burning in Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday morning, prompting mass evacuations of many neighborhoods and at least one Wine Country resort as firefighters sought to halt the advance of the flames amid high winds.

Wind-whipped wildfires roared to life Sunday night and early Monday across Wine Country, burning buildings, forcing hundreds of evacuations and injuring several people, reports CBS San Francisco. Kaiser Permanente hospital was evacuated.

Roads were closed as well including Highway 37 from US Highway 101 to Interstate 80, as well as portions of Highway 12, 29 and 121.

The city evacuated about 100 homes from Montecito Boulevard and Monte Vista Avenue areas of Alta Heights. Gusts were predicted to be in the 30 miles per hour range in the area of the fires.

The Atlas Fire, initially reported at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, had burned between 8,000 to 12,000 acres south of Lake Berryessa and off of Atlas Peak Road, according to Cal Fire. The Marin County Sheriff's Department tweeted that they were being overwhelmed about calls due to the smoke.

"Everyone in Sonoma County is spread out fighting these fires, but they don't have enough resources to handle something like this".

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Cal Fire Battalion Chief Jonathan Cox, who reported some injuries, said "this fire is explosive". Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Sonoma, Napa and Yuba counties because of multiple fires in the areas. Multiple other counties were affected as smoke pushed into neighborhoods as day broke.

"A warning was issued today because risky fire conditions will exist until Tuesday in several areas of the San Francisco Bay Area, National Weather Service officials said".

Crews are also battling large wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties.

Forecasters said winds will remain strong on Monday morning but are expected to ease by midday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Trees burn behind houses in a residential area in Santa Rosa, Calif., Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Officials said the Silverado Country Club - site of this week's PGA Tour tournament - was evacuated. "We are not on scene yet and haven't been able to determine the best evacuation route". "It's basically made it all the way to Green Valley Road on the hills on the Napa County side - Wild Horse, Green Valley, up there.

That's when we said, 'It's time to go, '" Regan said.


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