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Northern California fires destroyed 8400 structures and burned 245,000 acres

• by brian wang

Firefighters continue to extinguish hot spots and perform fire suppression repair work.

Since the start of the October Fire Siege on Sunday, October 8, CAL FIRE responded to 250 new wildfires. At the peak of the wildfires there were 21 major wildfires that, in total, burned over 245,000 acres, 11,000 firefighters battled the destructive fires that at one time forced 100,000 to evacuate, destroyed an estimated 8,400 structures, and sadly, took the lives of 42 people.

Tubbs Fire, Sonoma and Napa Counties
Between Calistoga and Santa Rosa
36,807 acres, 94% contained
An estimated 5,300 structures destroyed
22 civilian fatalities

Pocket Fire, Sonoma County
North of Geyserville
17,357 acres, 89% contained

Nuns Fire, Sonoma & Napa Counties
East of Hwy 12 from east Santa Rosa to east of Sonoma
56,556 acres, 90% contained
An estimated 1,200 structures destroyed
1 civilian fatality & 1 private water tender operator in Napa County

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