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The Facts —

  • Wildfires have erupted in both Northern California and Orange County, spanning tens of thousands of acres, claiming the lives of at least 15 individuals, with more than 200 more people missing, and destroying over 2,000 structures, according to Cal Fire, Fox News and the New York Post.
  • Vice President Mike Pence said on 9 October after speaking with California Governor Jerry Brown and Orange County firefighters that US Forest Service personnel were on their way to help.

  • If you think you might be in an area threatened by the wildfires, visit the Cal Fire website for the most up to date evacuation and road closure information.

The Latest on the Fires —

  • The Redwood/Potter Fires are located in Mendocino County, north of Highway 20, west of Mendocino National Forest, and south of Black Bart.
    • The fire is not yet contained.
      • 2 serious injuries and 1 fatality
      • 21,000 acres burned
      • 50 structures threatened
  • The Tubbs Fire is in Napa County, off of Highway 128 and Bennett Lane, Calistoga.
    • The fire is not yet contained.
      • 27,000 acres burned
      • 571 structures destroyed
        • 550 residential, 21 commercial
      • Over 16,000 structures threatened
  • The Pocket Fire is in Sonoma County off of Pocket Ranch Road and Ridge Ranch Road, Geyserville.
    • The fire is not yet contained.
      • 1,200 acres burned
      • Over 16,000 structures threatened
  • The Atlas Fire is in Napa County off of Altas Peak Road, south of Lake Berryessa.
    • The fire is not yet contained.
      • 25,000 acres burned
      • 125 structures destroyed
      • 5,000 structures threatened
  • The Nuns Fire in Sonoma County is at Highway 12, north of Glen Ellen.
    • The fire is not yet contained.
      • 5,000 acres burned
      • 5,000 structures threatened
  • The Partrick Fire is in Napa County off Patrick Road, west of Napa.
    • The fire is not yet contained.
      • 1,000 acres burned
      • 5,000 structures threatened
  • The Sulphur Fire in Lake County is off Highway 20 and Sulphur Bank Road, Clearlake Oaks.
    • The fire is 10% contained.
      • 2,500 acres burned
  • The La Porte Fire is in Butte County.
    • The fire is 10% contained.
      • 3,500 acres burned
  • The Cascade Fire is in Yuba County at Cascade Way and Marysville Road, north of Collins Lake.
    • The fire is 15% contained.
      • 11,500 acres burned
  • The Canyon 2 Fire is in Orange County:
    • The fire is 25% contained.
      • 7,500 acres burned
  • The 37 Fire in Sonoma County is at Highway 37 and Lakeville Highway.
    • The fire is 40% contained.
      • 2,000 acres burned
  • The Honey Fire is in Butte County at Honey Run Road and Merlin Lane, southwest of Paradise.
    • The fire is 30% contained.
      • 90 acres burned
  • The McCourtney Fire is in Nevada County at McCourtney Road and Highway 20, Grass Valley.
    • The fire is 60% contained.
      • 72 acres burned
  • The Lobo Fire in Nevada County is near Lone Lobo Trail, Rough and Ready.
    • The fire is 23% contained.
      • 880 acres burned
  • The Cherokee Fire in Butte County is off Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane, Oroville.
    • The fire is 40% contained.
      • 7,500 acres burned
  • The Point Fire is in Calaveras County at Highway 26 and Higdon Road, West Point.
    • The fire is 50% contained.
      • 130 acres burned
      • 4 structures destroyed
  • The Blue Fire in Humboldt County is off of Blue Lake Boulevard and Highway 299, east of Eureka.
    • The fire is 100% contained.
      • 20 acres burned
  • The Jones Fire is in Shasta County off of Argonaut Trail and Dry Creek Road, Jones Valley.
    • The fire is 80% contained.
      • 40 acres burned
  • The Ridge Fire is in Lake County at Bartlett Springs, community of Clearlake.
    • The fire is 75% contained.
      • 87 acres burned

Political Leaders Respond —

  • Rep. Salud Carbajal (California) said on 10 October:

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said in 10 October:

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on 9 October:

Stephanie Haney contributed to this report. 

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