Wine Country fires Day 6: Six things to know


Here are six things to know Friday morning as firefighters enter their sixth day battling several wildfires in Northern California, here are six things to know.

• Friday morning, Napa police delivered some good news to its residents: overnight, many people were allowed to return to their homes. At 5 p.m. Thursday, the Napa County Sheriff’s Office announced a mandatory evacuation order has been lifted for areas of the Silverado Country Club, Monticello Park and The Avenues.

• Thursday night, the death toll of the wildfires burning in Northern California hit 31, becoming the deadliest in the state’s history. There are still about 400 people missing in Sonoma County, and officials fear the number of deaths may continue to grow.

• Updated Maps: Wine Country fire perimeters, Sonoma and Napa evacuations

• The fires have burned more than 183,000 acres and destroyed at least 2,800 homes.

• The fires burning throughout much of Northern California have damaged or destroyed several wineries throughout Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

• Friday morning, the city of Santa Rosa issued a Tweet thanking all of the first responders.

Personnel from over 50 agencies dropped everything they were doing to come to the aid of our city during one of our darkest hours… pic.twitter.com/xrm3KDuWke

— City of Santa Rosa (@CityofSantaRosa) October 13, 2017

For all of the latest coverage, visit www.mercurynews.com/tag/wildfires

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Source:: The Mercury News

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