Northern California wildfires captured in stunning images
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Wildfires broke out almost simultaneously across a wide swath of Northern California, then grew exponentially over Monday and Tuesday, and swallowed up properties from wineries to trailer parks and urban subdivisions.
At least 17 people were declared dead as of Tuesday evening, 11 of them in the Tubbs Fire. There were reports of about 200 people missing in Sonoma County alone. As many as 2,000 homes and businesses have been destroyed.
Several other major wildfires were raging through Northern California. Here’s a glance, updated at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, from Cal Fire estimates (a statewide map can be seen below):
Tubbs Fire (Napa and Sonoma counties)
The Tubbs Fire, off Highway 128 and Bennet Lane, Calistoga, remains at 27,000 acres. The fire is 0 percent contained as of 5:08 p.m. Tuesday. Evacuation areas remain the same on Tuesday. Evacuated residents should not attempt to return home until notified by city officials, fire officials say. A curfew runs in the evacuation area from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 a.m. For map and details on finding missing people, volunteering, open shelters, safety and more, click here.
Atlas Fire (Napa County)
The Atlas Fire, off of Altas Peak Road, south of Lake Berryessa remains at 25,000 acres. At 6:15 p.m., a mandatory evacuation order was issued for Berryessa Highlands, taking place at 6004 Monticello Road. Evacuations are also in order in Monticello Park, Silverado Country Club, Hardman/McKinley/Estee, Circle Oaks, Buhman, Wild Horse Valley Road, parts of the Silverado Trail, the areas of Mt. Veeder Road at Redwood Road, Mt. Veeder Road at Dry Creek Road and Dry Creek Road to the Sonoma County line. There are evacuation shelters at Calistoga Fairgrounds and Napa Valley College Gym. The shelter at Crosswalk Community Church is full, according to Cal Fire. For map and details, click here. On Tuesday evening, Solano County authorities issued mandatory evacuation orders as the Atlas Fire crossed the county line.
Partrick Fire (Napa County)
The fire, off Partrick Road, west of Napa, remains at 1,000 acres. These fires continue to burn in steep rugged terrain and heavy fuels. Evacuations are taking place in the area of Berryessa Highlands, adjacent to the Atlas Fire. Other mandatory evacuations called for Monticello Park, Silverado Country Club, Hardman/McKinley/Estee, Circle Oaks, Buhman, Wild Horse Valley Road and Silverado Trail. For map and details, click here. More evacuation and road closure information here.
Nuns Fire (Sonoma County)
Highway 12 north of Glen Ellen, remains at 5,000 acres. For map and details, click here. Evacuations are taking place in the area of Berryessa Highlands, adjacent to the Atlas Fire. More evacuation and road closure information can be found here.
Pocket Fire (Sonoma County)
The Pocket Fire, off of Pocket Ranch Road and Ridge Ranch Road, Geyserville, is now 1,200 acres.
37 Fire (Sonoma County)
The 37 Fire off Highway 37 and Lakeville Highway near Skaggs Island, is now 2,000 acres and 40 percent contained.
Cascade Fire (Yuba County)
Firefighters are battling the 11,685-acre fire off Maryville Road and Loma Rica Road, Loma Rica. It is now 20 percent contained. Some evacuation orders were reduced to warnings and road closures were modified; more information can be found here.
Sulphur Fire (Lake County)
Firefighters continue to battle a 2,500-acre fire off Highway 20 and Sulphur Bank Road, Clearlake Oaks. It is 10 percent contained.
Potter and Redwood Complex fires (Mendocino County)
The Redwood Complex and Potter fires, north of Ukiah, is now at 21,000 acres. Evacuations are in place for areas of Potter Valley, the community of Redwood Valley and Golden Rule. Evacuation centers are Ukiah High School and Willits City Hall. The large animal evacuation center is at Ukiah Fair Grounds. Cal Fire reports that cell phone and landlines are not functioning.
For map and details, click here.
La Porte Fire (Butte County)
The LaPorte Fire, off La Porte Road and Oro Bangor Highway, near Bangor (Butte County) is now 3,700 acres and 15 percent contained. The evacuation order west of Bangor has been reduced to a warning, while other evacuation orders remain in place. Per the Cascade Fire evacuation update, some evacuation orders were reduced to warnings and road closures were modified; more information can be found here.
Cherokee Fire (Butte County)
The Cherokee Fire, off Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane, Oroville, is now 7,500 acres and 40 percent contained. Cherokee Road has been downgraded to an evacuation warning. All other orders and warnings have been lifted. For map and details, click here.
Honey Fire (Butte County)
The Honey Fire is burning at 90 acres and is 40 percent contained with forward progress stopped. Evacuation orders are in place in Upper Honey RUn Zone and warnings are in place in Zone 9 of the Town of Paradise and in the Lower Skyway Zone.
Lobo Fire (Nevada County)
Firefighters are battling an 880-acre fire near Lone Lobo Trail, Rough and Ready, is now 880 acres and 23 percent contained. Community of Lake Wildwood residents may re-enter, as the evacuation order has been reduced to an advisory.
McCourtney Fire (Nevada County)
The McCourtney Fire, off McCourtney Road, southwest of Grass Valley, is now 72 acres and 65 percent contained.
Garden Fire (Nevada County)
Firefighters are battling a 10-acre fire near Wolf and Garden Bar roads, northwest of Higgins Corner. It is 65 percent contained.
Ice Fire (El Dorado County)
A 25-acre fire west of Ice House and White Meadows roads, the U.S. Forest Service reports.
In Southern California, more than 5,000 homes were evacuated in Orange County because of a fire in the Anaheim area. The blaze had grown to nearly 12 square miles as of early Tuesday. The Los Angeles Times has reported 24 structures destroyed in Orange County so far.
Here is a map of all the active fires in the state. (If you have trouble loading the map on your mobile device, click here.)