This was created by @Eliza_Schuyler (me). I was affected by these fires, and I have to leave soley to escape the air quality, which was (and still is) terrible because I live really close downwind of the fires. It was inspired by @Oakstar007 's comment on @AmazingFlowershroom 's #PrayforPuertoRico Studio. Go follow them, they're amazing scratchers who really care about what's going on in the world.
Fifteen wildfires in Northern California, many of them in the Wine Country, ravaged homes, businesses, vineyards and farmland Monday. Eleven people were confirmed dead and several others were severely burned. Major highways were shut down, and local officials requested help from around the region as Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency.
• Ten people are confirmed dead — seven in Sonoma County, two in Napa County and one in the Mendocino County town of Redwood Valley. More than 110 people were treated at hospitals, many for smoke inhalation but a few for severe burns.
• Sonoma County officials said Monday night they had received up to 50 reports of missing individuals.
• At least 1,500 homes and commercial facilities have been destroyed in the fires, which are burning in Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Lake, Nevada, Butte, Calaveras, Shasta, and Yuba counties. A fire station in the Fountaingrove area of Santa Rosa was among the ravaged structures.
• At least 73,000 acres in total have burned.
• Napa County officials said three fires are burning in their jurisdiction: the Tubbs Fire near Calistoga and Santa Rosa at 27,000 acres, the Atlas Peak Fire at 25,000 acres and the Partrick Fire in the Carneros area at 3,000 acres.
• There was zero or extremely limited containment on all of the fires.
• The causes of all the fires remain under investigation. Daniel Berlant, spokesman with the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said investigators were in the area to determine the causes and origins of the fires.
• Officials do not yet know how many people were injured in the fires. But a spokeswoman for St. Joseph Health said Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital treated about 60 people for wildfire-related injuries, including two burn patients in critical condition. Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa treated about 40 patients, transferring one person with significant burns to a specialty center.
• The exact number of damaged and destroyed structures was not known, but officials believe there were more than 1,500.
• The exact number of evacuees was not known, but officials believed there were about 20,000.
• Air quality is the worst in California in around 9 years.
• TRUMP HAS DONE NOTHING.
People are standing by and doing nothing, while thousands are displaced by these fires. Please spread the awareness and DONATE! Anything can make a difference. You can help. Look below to see how.
_______how you can help________
• Donate to the Red Cross here: http://www.redcross.org/local/california/gold-country/wildfires-response-october-2017
• If you live in California, find a local place to donate supplies. They will take anything you would need in an average day (clothes, toiletries, food, water, ect) and supplies for people with pets (kennels, pet food, blankets, ect)
• Anything else here: https://sf.eater.com/2017/10/11/16459278/napa-wine-country-sonoma-fire-help-assistance-donations-how-to
____well-wishes, stories, ect._____
"My family is leaving our town because the air quality is so bad. All sports and school were canceled, and I am personally raising money and helping to collect donations for the evacuees."