‘It’s a horror that nobody could have imagined’: California wildfires are now DEADLIEST in state history with 38 killed and hundreds more missing as incredible footage shows a tree burning from the inside out…(Pray For These Poor People!)

Sunday, October 15, 2017
By Paul Martin

The death toll from the California wildfires rose to 38 on Saturday with hundreds will missing as shifting winds are spreading the fire
Over 100,000 people have been evacuated from there homes by Saturday
This is the deadliest fire in the state’s history, the death count is expected to rise
Of the several fires that are currently raging, the Tubbs Fire in Sononma has proven to be the deadliest killing 17 so far

14 October 2017

Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds in California Saturday as the death toll rose to 38 – the deadliest in state history, with hundreds of people still missing.

Thousands more Californians were forced to evacuate their homes on Saturday, as officials said of the 38 confirmed fatalities 20 of those dead are in Sonoma County.

Some 100,000 people have been forced from their homes, including 3,000 evacuated on Saturday from the city of Santa Rosa, about 50 miles north of San Francisco, and another 250 from nearby Sonoma city.

About 10,000 firefighters supported by air tankers and helicopters overhead were battling 16 major wildfires, some encompassing several smaller merged blazes, in areas north of San Francisco that have consumed nearly 214,000 acres over seven- an area larger than New York City.

‘This is truly one of the greatest tragedies that California has ever faced. The devastation is just unbelievable. It is a horror that no one could have imagined,’ California Governor Jerry Brown told a news conference in Santa Rosa.

The fires have damaged or destroyed about 5,700 structures, reducing homes and businesses to ash. The fires’ death toll surpassed the 29 deaths from the Griffith Park fire of 1933 in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile a man walking to escape the fires stopped in his tracks when he saw a tree burning from the inside out.

‘I’ve definitely not seen anything like this before,’ Matthew McDermott, who’s lived in Sonoma for 10 years, told CNN. ‘We wanted to know the escape routes in case we needed them. The route to Poloma was open. I just stopped on the side of the road and the whole ridge is on fire.’

‘It’s an unwieldy beast right now,’ fire information officer Dennis Rein said at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, the main staging area for the so-called Nuns Fire in Sonoma County, a world-renowned wine-producing region.

At least a dozen Napa Valley and Sonoma County wineries were damaged or destroyed, throwing the state’s wine industry and related tourism into disarray.

For the picturesque Napa Valley town of Calistoga, the winds were a double-edged sword. The town was spared by hazardous winds when they shifted, Mayor Chris Canning said, though he warned a resurgence could pose a new threat.
The town of roughly 5,000 people had been evacuated, he said.

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