STATUSCrisis Alert DATEOctober 09, 2017 REGIONCalifornia

California Wildfires

Deadly Wildfires

As firefighters struggle to contain wildfires driven by winds and extremely dry conditions in northern and southern California, a state of emergency has been declared across multiple counties. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reports at least 15 separate fires have killed 40 people, destroyed an estimated 5,700 homes and businesses and has burned over 220,000 acres. Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes. Several hundred have been reported missing. Area hospitals in Napa and Sonoma have already treated hundreds of people for fire-related injuries or health issues including burns, smoke inhalation and shortness of breath.  Our emergency team continues to reach out to ongoing partners in affected counties as the situation changes rapidly.