The fires are back in the north of California. After a much quieter summer than the 2016, when Governor Jerry Brown called it a powder keg, the Napa area is on fire. After several spotlights began the weekend, this Monday has recorded at least 10 deaths, according to AFP, and several are injured in the counties of Napa and Sonoma, the wine area north of San Francisco Bay.
The Flames have already been carried in front of more than 1,500 houses and more than 30,000 people have been evacuated according to official data of Marín, a zone of California. There are more than 100 injured people who have received medical assistance, either from burns or smoke inhalation. Firefighters fight the heat, usually at this time of year, the so-called Indian summer, and the wind.
Governor Brown has declared the state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma and Yuba County to accelerate aid and get more assists to move to the area. According to his official office statement, "It's a serious fire we're working on." He has also officially called on President Donald Tum to declare the event "great disaster," which would allow the mobilization of federal resources.
On the night of Sunday San Francisco began to smell the ashes. This Monday it has been recommended not to open the windows of the home, avoid taking children and pets to walk, as well as stepping on the street if you suffer asthma. The recommendation affects the entire Bay of San Francisco.
There are officially 14 active foci. Ken Pimlott, fire Chief, does not hide his despair: "We are overwhelmed." In the town of Santa Rosa have burned more of 35,000 acres, in a spotlight that began in Calistoga and has already crossed the canyons of the West area.
The wine aficionados and the winemakers of the area are already among the most affected. Several hotels have been burned, such as the Fountaingrove Inn and the Sonoma Hilton, as well as Willi, a well-known bar.
If the flames are not smothered before night, it is expected to continue evacuating a total of 175,000 inhabitants this Tuesday so as not to put their lives at risk. Most of the area is without electric light and classes have been suspended.
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