Oct 11, 2017
Over 15 people have now been confirmed dead and a hundred injured in the continually raging fires in the Napa Valley area of California and surrounding counties. Over a hundred and fifty people are still listed as missing as the fourteen fires continue to be out of control. Over 2,000 structures have been burned to the ground, and the sheer size of the area affected has firefighters stretched very thin.
On Tuesday the firefighters got a slight break when the winds died down, but they are expected to pick up again on Wednesday. This places a burden on the first responders who are fighting fires that in some cases are covering 20,000 to 25,000 acres each.