Resources for Fire Victims - NorCal Fire

Submitted by karenp on Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:42

NorCal Fire Incident

  • 17 Active Fires across multiple counties have burned over 221,000 acres in California with 152,609 of those acres part of the NorCal Fire incident. In total, 300 square miles have burned so far.
  • At least 5,700 structures have been destroyed which officials state is a conservative estimate.
  • Fatalities have increased to 41 people with 186 fire related injuries and 200 people are still missing. Crews are in the beginning stages of cadaver searches in the debris fields of Santa Rosa. This number was increased by 1 Monday morning after a Water Tender rollover resulted in a fatality along Oakville Grade in Napa County.
  • Those numbers make this the deadliest and most destructive series of fires California has ever seen.
  • More than 90,000 people evacuated.
  • All but 8 of the 77 damaged cell towers have been restored. 21,000 people remain without power.
  • More than 11,000 firefighters and 330 law enforcement personnel are working the fires. Suppression efforts include more than 880 fire engines, 211 hand crews, 134 bull dozers, 138 water tenders, over 30 air tankers, and 73 helicopters.