Officials say more than 50,000 acres have burned due to multiple fires in northern California, threatening thousands of homes and resulting in mandatory evacuations for thousands of residents. While there have been no reports of injuries or deaths, Napa County Fire officials estimate more than 50 structures have been destroyed. It has been reported that the Tubbs Fire in Napa County has already scorched 35,000 acres. The Atlas Fire south of Lake Berryessa has burned 8,000 to 12,000 acres, while the Carneros Fire burning west of Napa is at 2,000 acres. In addition, at least 4,500 acres in Mendocino County have also been scorched after the Redwood Fire began west of the Mendocino National Forest.
A state of emergency was declared for Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba counties due to the blazes. A red-flag warning is in effect for the North Bay and East Bay hills, meaning there is an elevated risk for fire danger because of dry conditions and gusty winds.
The Red Cross is providing shelter, food and health services to affected residents. Additional Red Cross workers and resources are being mobilized to support the wildfire response as it continues to grow.
People should download the free Red Cross Emergency App to have safety information available on your mobile device, including emergency weather alerts, safety information and open shelter locations. Red Cross apps are available in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.
You can also visit the Wildfire Safety pages on the Red Cross website for a comprehensive list of safety and preparedness information.