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Search continues for missing fire victims in Coffey Park

18 Octubre 2017, 12:07 | Crisanna Felipe

A firefighter picks up hose next to a burning structure in the early morning hours

A firefighter picks up hose next to a burning structure in the early morning hours

"We really could be doing anything, anything from protecting homes to fighting the fire", said Thomas Rogers, an engine boss trainee and part of the wildland team.

Firefighters have been able to make some progress as those winds abated, but there's still a lot of work left.

Pulido-Walker's Estate Vineyard: The Estate Vineyard of Mark Pulido and Donna Walker in Napa was destroyed, according to Christi Wilson, executive director of The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.

The Kaiser Santa Rosa hospital, which was also evacuated, has not reopened yet, though medical offices on the campus reopened Monday.

The smoky skies started to clear in some places, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home. This is a strong and resilient community. The strike team leader from Lake Dillon Fire will travel with the South Metro crew. "To have so few injuries is remarkable".

The Forest Service and its parent agency, the Department of Agriculture, have long argued that big wildfires should be treated like hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and be paid for out of the federal Disaster Relief Fund. That would stabilize the Forest Service budget and help preserve money for fire-prevention programs. "In terms of fire, the weather outlook is looking to be improving".

The influx from western states and beyond has swelled firefighting ranks to 5,312 strong from 351 agencies. While calming winds and an enormous influx of firefighters and other resources have helped contain the blazes, the lull providing a first look at whether officials did enough to warn residents about the rapidly spreading blaze, particularly in Sonoma County.

"Just over the last 24 hours, we have repopulated 13,956 homes and 36,225 people", Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano told reporters on Tuesday.

Authorities said they will not let people return home until it is safe and utilities are restored.

Pacific Oil and Gas (NYSE:PCG) shares were moving higher during Tuesday's session, following a 7% drop Monday. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris have plans to visits the affected zones in Sonoma County.

"When we came up to check on it, we were amazed it was here", said Tom Beckman.

They are made up of men and women - and even some juvenile offenders - who don orange-colored fire gear as they fight fires.

When fires aren't terrorizing the state, Sessa said the volunteers keep busy "doing projects everyday", like clearing brush and flood channels before heavy rains and taking down diseased trees. Officials had already warned people to leave the cities that have the most of the chances to be reached by the fire.

"I'm pretty anxious", she said Sunday.

"We're hoping for low winds", Jones said. "But we're going to rebuild", he said.

Nearly 11,000 firefighters were still battling 15 fires burning across a 100-mile swath of the state.

Firefighters on the ground and in the air raced to protect the Mount Wilson Observatory and nearby communications towers from a growing brush fire northeast of LA. After several days there, Schiltgen expects that in the next day or two, the evacuation order for her neighborhood will be lifted.

Moments later the video shows the crew arriving at a neighborhood that has been decimated. That amounted to less than a 1 percent decline from a year earlier.

SCHAPER: We pull up to what was Tracy Cooper's house.

On Monday, four more confirmed significant damage to their wineries, vineyards or wine stock. Most things can be replaced.



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