Entire Neighborhood Wiped Out by Northern California Fires

StoryfulWeatherPublished: October 10, 2017
Published: October 10, 2017

More than a dozen wildfires broke out overnight in Northern California on Sunday, October 8, burning 73,000 acres of land and destroying over 1,500 structures in their path. In Santa Rosa, the Tubbs fire spread 35,000 acres and had residents “running for their lives”, the Los Angeles Times reported. Two hospitals in Santa Rosa was also forced to evacuate its patients. So far, at least ten deaths have been reported. The firestorm is said to be one of the worst in California history, and governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in response. This video shows Santa Rosa resident driving through his neighborhood and stopping in front of what remains of his house, which had been burned to the ground. “And that’s where my house used to be,” he narrates. “Everything, gone.” Credit: Facebook/David Stephens via Storyful

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