There’s an incredibly tragic situation unfolding in California, where out-of-control wildfires have left at least 11 people dead and have injured more than 100 — one of the deadliest wildfires in state history.
News chopper flies over the California wildfires and the destruction left in their path.
Posted by KATU News on Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Beyond the human toll, more than 1,500 buildings have been burned in addition to 119,000 acres of land, ABC News reported.
California wildfires raging near Disneyland Resort. Happiest Place on Earth becomes scariest place on Earth.???? pic.twitter.com/6BBW0dkTpl
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) October 10, 2017
Amid the fallout, entire neighborhoods have been destroyed, with 20,000 people fleeing the area. Photos of the fires show a horrific and devastating scene.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 10, 2017
“It was an inferno like you’ve never seen before,” local Marian Williams told KNTV-TV of the fires in Kenwood, a town located in Sonoma County.
— Jodi Hernandez (@JodiHernandezTV) October 9, 2017
More than a dozen fires are raging over eight different counties, including Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Yuba, with the flames kicking up into high gear on Sunday and Monday.
In Sonoma County, alone, officials reported more than 100 phone calls to a missing persons hotline, according to NBC News.
— CTV News (@CTVNews) October 9, 2017
“Homes were just destroyed,” local Laurie Thompson said. “Blocks are gone.”
And the blazes aren’t over, as the National Weather Service warned that low relative humidity and wind will create issues into Tuesday morning, though changes in humidity and winds are expected later Tuesday and Wednesday that could yield improvements to what can only be described as a dire situation.
— ABC News (@ABC) October 10, 2017
Please pray for those impacted. You can read more about the fires here.