California on Fire: Death Toll Rises, Smoke Delays Flights Out of State

(Los Angeles Times) Fire officials said Saturday that wind gusts up to 45 mph across Northern California could further spread the massive blazes that have been ravaging the region for almost a week.

Strong winds kicked up overnight in the central Napa Valley region, Cal Fire fire protection deputy director Dave Teter said at a news conference Saturday afternoon.

As expected, those increased winds caused some fires to spread and triggered evacuations in Sonoma County and elsewhere.

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  • My husband sees the smoke when he goes into work in San Jose. Prayers for these firemen & volunteers as well as those who have lost loved ones & those who have lost everything they’ve worked their entire lives for. I pray the Lord Glorifies Himself through this tragedy.

    • jaycubed

      Your “Lord Glorifie(d) Himself” by burning to death an old woman who was a friend of mine.

      • I’m so sorry for your loss. This has been such a horrible & tragic ordeal & anyone in the path of these fires have suffered greatly. I’m sorry your friend wasn’t able to get out in time. Many many sad stories. I understand your anger, heartache & pain during this time & pray for everyone as they strive to make sense of this & attempt to put their lives back together somehow.

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        sorry ….. and when you die …He will be glorified also ……… as when all of us die …. He is the author and finisher of our lives ……….. even yours ……….

  • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    How long before they admit the fires were started by radical Islamic terrorists?

    • dansLaRue

      Maybe the fires were started by a stoner that failed to fully extinguish a roach before discarding it in the forest….or maybe a witch…burn the witch.

    • The town I live in has not seen a single drop of rain since February, NOT ONE. No drizzle, no sprinkle, not even dew on the grass. So, it wouldn’t take much to spark a flame. Not saying you’re wrong but if Muslims are welcomed with open arms anywhere, it’s in the whore state of California. (No, that wasn’t a typo. I didn’t mean to type whole state.) They are everywhere here. It would be stupid of them to burn it up but you never know what is going on in the minds of those animals.

      • dansLaRue

        It’s good of you to try to inject a little reason into the discussion rather than further encourage an anti-muslim paranoia.

      • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        The last major CA fire was set by Muslims, and current wildfires in Europe have been set by jihadists.

  • james blue

    Praying for the safety of all.