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Latest developments in the North Bay fires:

10:40 p.m. Geyserville area evacuations: New evacuations were ordered in the Geyserville area, including all residences between 1922 Highway 28 and the Russian River, the Sonoma County sheriff’s office said. Downtown Geyserville residents are being told to prepare to evacuate in case an order is issued.

10:03 p.m. St. Helena warned: St. Helena city officials were encouraging residents to pack bags and get ready for possible evacuation after mandatory evacuations were ordered near Mt. Veeder, about 10 miles south of St. Helena, due to the Nuns Fire. St. Helena police, however, assured residents they are not under an evacuation order.

9:45 p.m. More Evacuations: Evacuations were conducted on Dry Creek Rd.in Napa County and the road is now closed from Orchard Ave to Oakville Grade. In addition, evacuations were conducted on Redwood Rd. and Redwood Rd. at the intersection of Browns Valley Rd. is now closed, the Napa County Sheriff reported.


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L-R, Joe Lee, Nick Woodle, and Jordan Winslow watch as a fire grows along the ridge neaer Highway 12 outside Eldridge, Calif., on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The Napa and Sonoma valleys continue to be under threat from several fires as some communities begin to assess the impact of the fires. less
L-R, Joe Lee, Nick Woodle, and Jordan Winslow watch as a fire grows along the ridge neaer Highway 12 outside Eldridge, Calif., on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The Napa and Sonoma valleys continue to be under … more


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Sebastopol firefighters keep a close watch on a fire in the Oakmont neighborhood in Santa Rosa, Ca. on Tuesday October 10, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses on Monday morning. less
Sebastopol firefighters keep a close watch on a fire in the Oakmont neighborhood in Santa Rosa, Ca. on Tuesday October 10, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties, destroying hundreds of … more


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Lori Sarver hugs neighbor Denise Zaleski while searching through the remains of her home in the Coffey Park neighborhood of Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Both lost their homes as the Tubbs fire roared though the area early Monday morning. less
Lori Sarver hugs neighbor Denise Zaleski while searching through the remains of her home in the Coffey Park neighborhood of Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Both lost their homes as the Tubbs fire … more


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Arilyn Edwards, 6, stands beside her bike in front of the rubble of her Santa Rosa home on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. The bike, which was a gift for her 6th birthday on Oct. 6, was destroyed as fire ripped through her neighborhood on Sunday evening. less
Arilyn Edwards, 6, stands beside her bike in front of the rubble of her Santa Rosa home on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. The bike, which was a gift for her 6th birthday on Oct. 6, was destroyed as fire ripped through … more


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State Sen. Mike McGuire returns a chicken running loose back into its coop at a home destroyed by fire on Tomki Road in Redwood Valley, Calif. on Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017. Authorities have reported at least three people have died and 50 residences have been destroyed by the Redwood Complex Fire. less
State Sen. Mike McGuire returns a chicken running loose back into its coop at a home destroyed by fire on Tomki Road in Redwood Valley, Calif. on Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017. Authorities have reported at least three … more


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Captain Mike Harrison of Santa Rosa fire directs his team of firefighters in containing a small roadside fire in the Oakmont neighborhood of Santa Rosa, Ca. on Tuesday October 10, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses on Monday morning. less
Captain Mike Harrison of Santa Rosa fire directs his team of firefighters in containing a small roadside fire in the Oakmont neighborhood of Santa Rosa, Ca. on Tuesday October 10, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped … more


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Erica Tom, the Director of Arts and Education with Belos Cavalos and the Trauma-informed Equine Experimental Education Program allows longtime horse friends Secreto, left, and Amtec, right, greet each other to try to keep them calm while taking care of them in the stables at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds Oct. 10, 2017 in Santa Rosa, Calif. The horses were evacuated from Kenwood. The stables were being used as a place for owners to house their evacuated large animals. less
Erica Tom, the Director of Arts and Education with Belos Cavalos and the Trauma-informed Equine Experimental Education Program allows longtime horse friends Secreto, left, and Amtec, right, greet each other to … more


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Police officers search for signs of Karen Aycock, a Coffey Park resident who has been missing since the Tubbs fire roared through her neighborhood, in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

Police officers search for signs of Karen Aycock, a Coffey Park resident who has been missing since the Tubbs fire roared through her neighborhood, in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.


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Jeanette Scroggins pauses while searching for signs of her aunt, Karen Aycock, who has been missing since the Tubbs fire roared through her Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. less
Jeanette Scroggins pauses while searching for signs of her aunt, Karen Aycock, who has been missing since the Tubbs fire roared through her Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, … more


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The fur of a singed, unclaimed goat in his stall in the stables at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds Oct. 10, 2017 in Santa Rosa, Calif. The stables were being used as a place for owners to house their evacuated large animals, like horses. less
The fur of a singed, unclaimed goat in his stall in the stables at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds Oct. 10, 2017 in Santa Rosa, Calif. The stables were being used as a place for owners to house their evacuated large … more


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Evacuee Jorge Torres sits on a cot after spending the night at the Petaluma Community Center in Petaluma, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Jorge Torres lost his mobile home in a fire that ravaged areas in Napa, Sonoma and Santa Rosa. less
Evacuee Jorge Torres sits on a cot after spending the night at the Petaluma Community Center in Petaluma, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Jorge Torres lost his mobile home in a fire that ravaged areas in … more


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(l-r) Evacuees Marisela Mata embraces her daughter Marta Mata, 7, at a makeshift evacuation center after fires tore through Santa Rosa and Napa at the Petaluma Community Center in Petaluma, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. less
(l-r) Evacuees Marisela Mata embraces her daughter Marta Mata, 7, at a makeshift evacuation center after fires tore through Santa Rosa and Napa at the Petaluma Community Center in Petaluma, Calif., on Tuesday, … more


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People watch the sunset through smoke in the air from a fire on Mount Veeter in Napa, Calif. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

People watch the sunset through smoke in the air from a fire on Mount Veeter in Napa, Calif. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.


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Brad Turley of San Francisco stands at his mother’s Shelly Turley’s, home along Alta Mesa Circle sifting through the rubble to find any items that could be salvaged on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in Napa, Calif.

Brad Turley of San Francisco stands at his mother’s Shelly Turley’s, home along Alta Mesa Circle sifting through the rubble to find any items that could be salvaged on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in Napa, Calif.


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Members of the community watch as a fire grows along the ridge neaer Highway 12 outside Eldridge, Calif., on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The Napa and Sonoma valleys continue to be under threat from several fires as some communities begin to assess the impact of the fires. less
Members of the community watch as a fire grows along the ridge neaer Highway 12 outside Eldridge, Calif., on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The Napa and Sonoma valleys continue to be under threat from several fires … more


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Brian Gilman displays antique tea cups he found while digging through the rubble of his mother’s home on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 in Santa Rosa , Calif.. “She lost everything but the clothes she was wearing, her medicine, everything else is gone except for the two cups she asked for. According to Gilman the cups are over 200 years old. less
Brian Gilman displays antique tea cups he found while digging through the rubble of his mother’s home on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 in Santa Rosa , Calif.. “She lost everything but the clothes she was wearing, her … more


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A wall stands at a Chanterelle Circle home destroyed by the Tubbs fire in the Fountaingrove area of Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

A wall stands at a Chanterelle Circle home destroyed by the Tubbs fire in the Fountaingrove area of Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.


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A staircase stands at a home leveled by the Tubbs fire in the Fountaingrove area of Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

A staircase stands at a home leveled by the Tubbs fire in the Fountaingrove area of Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.


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Flames consume a main building at the Signorello Vineyards in Napa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Flames consume a main building at the Signorello Vineyards in Napa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.


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Neighbors rush to help save a house with their water buckets on Baird Road in Santa Rosa, Calif. Monday, October 9, 2017.

Neighbors rush to help save a house with their water buckets on Baird Road in Santa Rosa, Calif. Monday, October 9, 2017.


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Embers fly from a tree in front of a leveled structure at Nicholson Ranch winery in Sonoma, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Embers fly from a tree in front of a leveled structure at Nicholson Ranch winery in Sonoma, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.


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A car is seen burnt and charred after the Tubbs fire tore through dozens of homes off of Bicentennial Way in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

A car is seen burnt and charred after the Tubbs fire tore through dozens of homes off of Bicentennial Way in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.


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Terrie Burns stands in the middle of her destroyed at the scene of the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, Ca., on Monday October 9, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses on Monday October 9, 2017

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Terrie Burns stands in the middle of her destroyed at the scene of the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, Ca., on Monday October 9, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday,

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Fires burns in the hills north east of Napa Calif. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Photo: Michael Short / The San Francisco Chronicle

Fires burns in the hills north east of Napa Calif. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Photo: Michael Short / The San Francisco Chronicle


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Flames burn along a ridge top behind a Partrick Rd. vineyard in Napa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Flames burn along a ridge top behind a Partrick Rd. vineyard in Napa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.


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Pool chairs are seen melted by the pool at Journey’s End mobile home after the Tubbs fire tore through the property on Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Pool chairs are seen melted by the pool at Journey’s End mobile home after the Tubbs fire tore through the property on Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.


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Firefighters help put out a fire on Baird Road in Santa Rosa, Calif. Monday, October 9, 2017.

Firefighters help put out a fire on Baird Road in Santa Rosa, Calif. Monday, October 9, 2017.


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Flames roar through a historic building at the Stags Leap Winery during a fast moving wind whipped wild fire raged though the Napa/Sonoma wine region in NAPA, CALIFORNIA, USA 9 Oct 2017.
Multiple fire that erupted in Napa, Sonoma, Calistoga and the Santa Rosa area have burned homes and wineries. Mandatory evacuations have be displaced hundreds of residents through out the area. less
Flames roar through a historic building at the Stags Leap Winery during a fast moving wind whipped wild fire raged though the Napa/Sonoma wine region in NAPA, CALIFORNIA, USA 9 Oct 2017.
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A statue of Jesus is seen while firefighters work to contain the Tubbs fire at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

A statue of Jesus is seen while firefighters work to contain the Tubbs fire at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.


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Ash covers the desks at Cardinal Newman High School where the Tubbs fire destroyed part of the school in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Ash covers the desks at Cardinal Newman High School where the Tubbs fire destroyed part of the school in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.


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Firefighters work to contain the Tubbs fire at the Overlook apartment complex off of Bicentennial Way in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Firefighters work to contain the Tubbs fire at the Overlook apartment complex off of Bicentennial Way in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.


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Paolo Solari uses a hose to put out embers that burn around his parents home at Solari Vineyards on Monday, October 9, 2017 in Calistoga, Calif.

Paolo Solari uses a hose to put out embers that burn around his parents home at Solari Vineyards on Monday, October 9, 2017 in Calistoga, Calif.


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Front gate to a property along WarnSprings Rd. in Glen Ellen, CALIFORNIA, USA 9 Oct 2017. Multiple fires that erupted in Napa, Sonoma, Calistoga and the Santa Rosa area have burned homes and wineries. Mandatory evacuations have be displaced hundreds of residents through out the area. less
Front gate to a property along WarnSprings Rd. in Glen Ellen, CALIFORNIA, USA 9 Oct 2017. Multiple fires that erupted in Napa, Sonoma, Calistoga and the Santa Rosa area have burned homes and wineries. Mandatory … more


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John Palmer, left, who escaped as flames surrounded his home, covers his eyes while waiting to return to his burned residence on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Glen Ellen, Calif. At right is a resident who declined to be identified.

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John Palmer, left, who escaped as flames surrounded his home, covers his eyes while waiting to return to his burned residence on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Glen Ellen, Calif. At right is a resident who declined

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Firefighters knocks down the fence on Baird Road in Santa Rosa, Calif. Monday, October 9, 2017.

Firefighters knocks down the fence on Baird Road in Santa Rosa, Calif. Monday, October 9, 2017.


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A palm tree is engulfed in smoke as the Tubbs fire tears through the Journey’s End mobile home on Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

A palm tree is engulfed in smoke as the Tubbs fire tears through the Journey’s End mobile home on Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.


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Firefighters work to save structures on Soda Canyon Road in Napa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Firefighters work to save structures on Soda Canyon Road in Napa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.


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A house is seen embers on Saddle Club Lane in Santa Rosa, Calif. Monday, October 9, 2017.

A house is seen embers on Saddle Club Lane in Santa Rosa, Calif. Monday, October 9, 2017.


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A mail box is caught on fire on Rinon Avenue Baird Road in Santa Rosa, Calif. Monday, October 9, 2017.

A mail box is caught on fire on Rinon Avenue Baird Road in Santa Rosa, Calif. Monday, October 9, 2017.


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A visiting tech worker from Malaysia who was staying at the Hilton Hotel and lost everything he had, walks past the main portico to the hotel after a fast moving wind whipped wild fire roared through the hotel, burning it to the ground, Santa Rosa CALIFORNIA, USA 9 Oct 2017. Multiple fires that erupted in Napa, Sonoma, Calistoga and the Santa Rosa area have burned homes and wineries. Mandatory evacuations have be displaced hundreds of residents through out the area. less
A visiting tech worker from Malaysia who was staying at the Hilton Hotel and lost everything he had, walks past the main portico to the hotel after a fast moving wind whipped wild fire roared through the hotel, … more


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A visiting tech worker from Malaysia who was staying at the Hilton Hotel, looks on in disbelief after loosing everything she had from a fast moving wind whipped wild fire roared through the hotel, burning it to the ground, Santa Rosa CALIFORNIA, USA 9 Oct 2017. Multiple fires that erupted in Napa, Sonoma, Calistoga and the Santa Rosa area have burned homes and wineries. Mandatory evacuations have be displaced hundreds of residents through out the area. less
A visiting tech worker from Malaysia who was staying at the Hilton Hotel, looks on in disbelief after loosing everything she had from a fast moving wind whipped wild fire roared through the hotel, burning it to … more


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Alameda County Sheriff deputy carries in oxygen tanks to one of the wards at the Sonoma Developmental Center to help evacuate clients under a mandatory evacuation order for the whole facility as fire threatens the town of Glen Elle, CALIFORNIA, USA 9 Oct 2017. Multiple fire that erupted in Napa, Sonoma, Calistoga and the Santa Rosa area have burned homes and wineries. Mandatory evacuations have be displaced hundreds of residents through out the area. less
Alameda County Sheriff deputy carries in oxygen tanks to one of the wards at the Sonoma Developmental Center to help evacuate clients under a mandatory evacuation order for the whole facility as fire threatens … more


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From the left , Marcelo Lopez, and his daughters, Alexa Lopez, 8, and Anahy Lopez, 15, sit and wait at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Santa Rosa, Calif. Monday, October 9, 2017.

From the left , Marcelo Lopez, and his daughters, Alexa Lopez, 8, and Anahy Lopez, 15, sit and wait at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Santa Rosa, Calif. Monday, October 9, 2017.


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Homes are seen burnt to the groud after a fire tore through the Journey’s End mobile home park on Mendocino Anvenue in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Homes are seen burnt to the groud after a fire tore through the Journey’s End mobile home park on Mendocino Anvenue in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.


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Inmate firefighters prepare to battle a wildfire on Partrick Rd. in Napa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Inmate firefighters prepare to battle a wildfire on Partrick Rd. in Napa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.


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Firefighter, Derick O’Leary, left, and Danny Dortch help fight off incoming fires on Baird Road in Santa Rosa, Calif. Monday, October 9, 2017.

Firefighter, Derick O’Leary, left, and Danny Dortch help fight off incoming fires on Baird Road in Santa Rosa, Calif. Monday, October 9, 2017.


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Flames moved through the vineyards as a fast moving wind whipped wild fire raged though the Napa/Sonoma wine region in NAPA, CALIFORNIA, USA 9 Oct 2017. Multiple fire that erupted in Napa, Sonoma, Calistoga and the Santa Rosa area have burned homes and wineries. Mandatory evacuations have be displaced hundreds of residents through out the area. less
Flames moved through the vineyards as a fast moving wind whipped wild fire raged though the Napa/Sonoma wine region in NAPA, CALIFORNIA, USA 9 Oct 2017. Multiple fire that erupted in Napa, Sonoma, Calistoga … more


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Ed Bennett takes a break with his dog Betty on a pile of wood chips after evacuating from his home to Crosswalk Church in Napa, Calif., on Monday, October 9, 2017. Several large wildfires consumed several structures and threatened hundreds of others in Napa and Sonoma Counties. less
Ed Bennett takes a break with his dog Betty on a pile of wood chips after evacuating from his home to Crosswalk Church in Napa, Calif., on Monday, October 9, 2017. Several large wildfires consumed several … more


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Fire extinguishers lay on the ground near Journey’s End mobile home after the Tubbs fire tore through the property on Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Fire extinguishers lay on the ground near Journey’s End mobile home after the Tubbs fire tore through the property on Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.


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Nikki Albrecht takes a break in front of her mother’s destroyed home at the scene of the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, Ca., on Monday October 9, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses on Monday October 9, 2017

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Nikki Albrecht takes a break in front of her mother’s destroyed home at the scene of the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, Ca., on Monday October 9, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties early

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Dozens of homes burned at the scene of the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, Ca., on Monday October 9, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses on Monday October 9, 2017

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Dozens of homes burned at the scene of the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, Ca., on Monday October 9, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and

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Steph Gediman, (left) comforts Brandi Burns in front of Burns’ destroyed at the scene of the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, Ca., on Monday October 9, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses on Monday October 9, 2017

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Steph Gediman, (left) comforts Brandi Burns in front of Burns’ destroyed at the scene of the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, Ca., on Monday October 9, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties

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Evacuee Maria Gomez reaches into a crate to pet her dog Roxy at a Red Cross shelter after evacuating her home with her son following the Tubbs fire in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Evacuee Maria Gomez reaches into a crate to pet her dog Roxy at a Red Cross shelter after evacuating her home with her son following the Tubbs fire in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.


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Evacuee Martha Lynn rests with her dogs Broonzy (not pictured) and Golly (right) at a Red Cross shelter after evacuating her home following the Tubbs fire in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Evacuee Martha Lynn rests with her dogs Broonzy (not pictured) and Golly (right) at a Red Cross shelter after evacuating her home following the Tubbs fire in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.


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Peter Gennet sits with Dr. Larry Posner with Peter’s dogs Quinn, and Rufus at Crosswalk Church after they were both evacuated from their homes in Napa, Calif., on Monday, October 9, 2017. Several large wildfires consumed several structures and threatened hundreds of others in Napa and Sonoma Counties. less
Peter Gennet sits with Dr. Larry Posner with Peter’s dogs Quinn, and Rufus at Crosswalk Church after they were both evacuated from their homes in Napa, Calif., on Monday, October 9, 2017. Several large … more


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Evacuee Larry Broggi, 72, sleeps in his car following the Tubbs fire in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. He preffered to stay in his car than in a shelter. He is hopeful that his house is not destroyed. less
Evacuee Larry Broggi, 72, sleeps in his car following the Tubbs fire in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. He preffered to stay in his car than in a shelter. He is hopeful that his house is not … more


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Keith Norris shows what his car destroyed in the fire looked like before the fire, in Santa Rosa, Ca., on Monday October 9, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses on Monday October 9, 2017

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Keith Norris shows what his car destroyed in the fire looked like before the fire, in Santa Rosa, Ca., on Monday October 9, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday,

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A woman walks past a store wearing a bandana as a mask to protect herself from the smoke Oct. 9, 2017 in Napa, Calif. A fire tore through the area on the evening of Oct. 8, destroying properties and vineyards.

A woman walks past a store wearing a bandana as a mask to protect herself from the smoke Oct. 9, 2017 in Napa, Calif. A fire tore through the area on the evening of Oct. 8, destroying properties and vineyards.


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A red sun sets through a blanket of smoke over the vineyards off of Silverado Trail road Oct. 9, 2017 in Napa, Calif. A fire tore through the area on the evening of Oct. 8, destroying properties and vineyards.

A red sun sets through a blanket of smoke over the vineyards off of Silverado Trail road Oct. 9, 2017 in Napa, Calif. A fire tore through the area on the evening of Oct. 8, destroying properties and vineyards.


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Chimneys line the streets after the fire in Santa Rosa, Ca., on Monday October 9, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses on Monday October 9, 2017

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Chimneys line the streets after the fire in Santa Rosa, Ca., on Monday October 9, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses on

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Maria Norris and her husband Keith lost their home in the fire, in Santa Rosa, Ca., on Monday October 9, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses on Monday October 9, 2017

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Maria Norris and her husband Keith lost their home in the fire, in Santa Rosa, Ca., on Monday October 9, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday, destroying hundreds of

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A McDonalds restaurant along Hopper Ave. was consumed in the fire in Santa Rosa, Ca. as seen on Tuesday October 10, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses on Monday morning. less
A McDonalds restaurant along Hopper Ave. was consumed in the fire in Santa Rosa, Ca. as seen on Tuesday October 10, 2017. Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties, destroying hundreds of homes … more


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An abandoned pair of boots lay outside a destroyed home off Soda Canyon Road Oct. 9, 2017 in Napa, Calif. A fire tore through the area on the evening of Oct. 8, destroying properties and vineyards.

An abandoned pair of boots lay outside a destroyed home off Soda Canyon Road Oct. 9, 2017 in Napa, Calif. A fire tore through the area on the evening of Oct. 8, destroying properties and vineyards.


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Live updates: 17 dead in Wine Country fires; St. Helena residents warned

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8:57 p.m. Fairfield-Suisun schools closed: Superintendent Kris Corey said that all schools in the Fairfield-Suisun School district will be closed Wednesday. Employees will not report to work and all district sites will be closed to the public.

8:42 p.m. Atlas Fire 3% Contained: CalFire says the Atlas Fire has burned 26,000 acres, destroyed 125 structures and is now 3% contained. Five thousand structures remain threatened.

8:16 p.m. Eleven Shelters Full: Sonoma County authorities said 11 emergency shelters were now full but 25 still had space available, including two shelters that were accepting large pets. For information, click here.

7:40 p.m. Structures threatened: The Tubbs Fire is threatening more than 16,000 structures — on top of the nearly 600 structures that have been destroyed in the blaze already, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

7:10 p.m. New death toll: Two more fatalities were confirmed by the Sonoma County Coroner’s Office Tuesday night — bringing the total in the Northern California fire deaths to 17. Five people died in the Larkfield area, just north of Santa Rosa while another six died in city limits, according to sheriff officials.

6:55 p.m. The scene from Bennett Valley: As evacuation orders extended to parts of Bennett Valley, southeast of Santa Rosa, some evacuees stopped at the nearby golf course to watch the unrelenting smoke barrel from Annadel Heights Tuesday afternoon. An intense ring of fire could be at the peak of the mountain top, with new flare ups visible further down the mountain every few minutes.

Sean Coleman watched the hills burn, worried about what would happen once the sun set and the winds got worse.

Coleman and his fiancé were evacuated from central Santa Rosa Monday, and came to Bennett Valley Hills Tuesday to help police evacuate people from their homes.

“The winds will determine everything,” he said.

6:25 p.m. Solano County evacuations expand: Officials have issued a mandatory evacuation order for Gordon Valley, Williams, Lambert, and Clayton roads in Solano County on Tuesday night. “The fire has jumped to Wooden Valley Road and is moving southeast,” read a statement released by the Fairfield Police.

6:20 p.m.: Clarification on evacuations: The Larkfield area just north of Santa Rosa was evacuated on Sunday and continues to remain closed, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. The area had been reported incorrectly earlier by officials as being a new area for evacuations.

6:00 p.m.: Emergency declaration declared in Solano: Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Solano County because the Atlas Fire has damaged infrastructure and is threatening homes.

5:35 p.m. Santa Rosa danger: Fire is threatening the Annadel Heights area in eastern Santa Rosa. Residents in the area bordered on the north by Parktrail Drive and on the west by Summerfield Road should evacuate immediately, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office says.

5:20 p.m. Miscommunication on evacuations: The Pacific Heights area just north of Santa Rosa is not under evacuation, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. The initial evacuation order was a “miscommunication,” they said in a statement.

4:55 p.m.: Solano County evacuations: Officials report that the the Atlas Fire has crested the ridge at Twin Sisters Road in Solano County on Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies are “going door-to-door on Twin Sisters Road, reverifying any remaining inhabitants and urging them to leave immediately.”

4:50 p.m.: More evacuations near Santa Rosa: Officials are evacuating an area called Pacific Heights just north of Santa Rosa. The latest evacuations are near where people were ordered to leave a short time ago near Shiloh Ranch Regional Park.

4:35 p.m. College closed: Sonoma State University has suspended classes for Wednesday because of the fires in the area. The school was closed both Monday and Tuesday.

4:30 p.m. Inmates fighting off blazes: More than 500 inmate firefighters are battling the wildfires in Northern California, officials said Tuesday. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reports that another 300 inmate firefighters are hitting the blazes in Southern California on Tuesday.

4:20 p.m.: Fires near Santa Rosa: A fire is burning south of Shiloh Ranch Regional Park just north of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County sheriff’s officials say. People in the area of Faught and Montebello roads are being evacuated. Separately, evacuations also are under way near the Bennett Valley Golf Course southeast of Santa Rosa.

4:03 p.m. Wildfires labeled ‘worst fire disaster in California history’: Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Napa, surveyed Northern California’s decimated fire region on Monday. He said at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds Tuesday, “It’s devastating. I fully expect this will be the worst fire disaster in California history.”

3:52 p.m. First responders in Napa, Sonoma counties lose homes in wildfires: Mill Valley Fire Chief Tom Welch lost his home while working the wildfires, city officials said. In Sonoma County, at least 20 sheriff’s office employees lost their homes as well, authorities said.

3:30 p.m. School closures in Napa, Sonoma counties: All schools in the Napa Valley Unified School District will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, according to city officials. All schools in Sonoma Valley Unified School District will be closed for the rest of the week, district officials said. Classes at Sonoma State University have been suspended for Wednesday, while Santa Rosa Junior College will be closed through Sunday.

2:51 p.m. More than 180 people missing in Sonoma County: Fifty-seven out of 240 people reported missing in Sonoma County have been found, said Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano. Downed cell phone towers and more than 25 evacuation centers contributed to difficulties in finding loved ones, he said. Many people have been reported missing from nursing homes. A team of police officers will begin the mission to excavate bodies possibly buried in the charred rubble Tuesday evening, Giordano said.

2:30 p.m. Pelosi calls on Congress to provide aid: Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, called the Trump administration’s major disaster declaration for the California fires an “appreciated first step” but said Tuesday afternoon that more was needed. “Speaker (Paul) Ryan and Republicans must work with Democrats to update federal relief estimates and adjust the supplemental disaster package so that we can make available all necessary resources for those devastated by these wildfires,” she said in a statement.

2:28 p.m. Nuns Fire racing toward Oakmont in Santa Rosa: The Santa Rosa Police Department sent out an urgent tweet warning Tuesday afternoon of a fast-moving wildfire encroaching on the Oakmont senior living community on three sides. The Police Department tweeted, “#NunsFire is rapidly approaching Oakmont. Oakmont is still under mandatory evacuation – all residents must leave now!” Oakmont has been under mandatory evacuation since Monday.

2 p.m. Sonoma Raceway opens to evacuees: The Sonoma Raceway is welcoming wildfire evacuees to its 50-acre campground, officials announced. The campground, across from the raceway on Highway 121, will have basic services for recreational vehicles, including water and sewage. For more information contact the Sonoma Raceway at (800) 870-7223 or email [email protected].

1:15 p.m. Sonoma County warns of criminal action against price gougers and looters: People are being asked to call 911 to report suspected looting. Any vendor offering products and services with more than a 10 percent markup is breaking the law and should be reported to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.

“Please be advised that any looters who are apprehended will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” District Attorney Jill Ravitch said in a statement.

Santa Rosa has issued a curfew from 6:45 p.m. until 7:15 a.m. in the mandatory evacuation area. Breaking curfew is a misdemeanor, officials said.

1 p.m. Tens of thousands without power in Sonoma County: Pacific Gas and Electric Company is working to restore power to 50,260 customers impacted by the wildfires in Sonoma County. About 28,000 customers are without gas service in Santa Rosa, Windsor, Yountville, Napa, and Kenwood, according to Shirlee Zane, chair of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors.

12:18 p.m.: High-wind warning: The National Weather Service has issued a red-flag warning for Wednesday night and Thursday for hills in the North Bay and East Bay, predicting northeast winds of up to 30 mph and gusts of 45 mph. The warning starts at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the North Bay hills and 11 p.m. in the East Bay hills, and runs through 5 p.m. Thursday. High winds contributed to the explosive spread of fires throughout the North Bay on Sunday night and Monday.

12:08 p.m. Thousands remain in shelters in Napa and Sonoma counties: More than 3,000 people remain in shelters as 17 wildfires have burned through 115,000 acres across California. Wildfires statewide have left at least 2,000 structures destroyed, officials announced at a California Office of Emergency Services press conference.

12 p.m. Wildfire death toll reaches 15: Two more fatalities have been confirmed by Sonoma County sheriff’s officials, marking nine deaths in Sonoma County. Northern California fires have now killed 15 people, including two in Napa County, three in Mendocino County and one in Yuba County. More than 200 people had been reported missing in Sonoma County, and 45 of those people have been found, officials said.

11:45 a.m. Santa Rosa smolders: Along Highway 101 through Santa Rosa, visibility for drivers extended no more than 300 yards and traffic was stop and go in both directions Tuesday morning.

The sun was nearly blotted out by a sky filled with gray ash and smoke. Skeletons of trees, gutted buildings and burned-out cars lined roadways. Occasional flames burned on wooden structures holding up highway guardrails. Fields, lawns, a pizza joint and grocery store that were fully engulfed in flames Monday continued to smolder Tuesday.

Frustrated residents were trying to find any exit that wasn’t closed down to get off the highway and find a backroad home to survey the damage. Police weren’t letting them, for the most part.

11:17 a.m. Authorities seek suspicious person in small San Rafael vegetation fire: A man was seen running from the scene of a vegetation fire that broke out Tuesday morning in San Rafael, according to the city fire department. The fire burned less than an acre and was quickly contained. Fire officials ask that anyone with information on the man call 911.

11 a.m. Nearly half of downed cell sites restored: Seventy-seven cell sites were down from loss of power or fire damage, and 35 are running again, according to State Senator Mike McGuire. Tens of thousands of customers remain without cell phone service in the fire zones in Napa and Sonoma counties, he said.

10:25 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence pledges aid in the North Bay wildfires: “To California, we say though this declaration, we are with you, our prayers are with you and we will be with you every day until we put the fires out,” Pence said.

President Trump approved the major disaster declaration, which will give California additional federal resources and funding to fight fires up and down the state. Pence said legislation that will be considered in Congress next week includes $576 million for fire suppression.

10:12 a.m. Agencies protect homes from looting: The California National Guard is working to protect property in the wild fires. Mendocino County reported at least one looter was arrested in the fire area on Monday.

9:29 a.m. Mendocino death toll rises: The number of people killed in a wildfire in the Mendocino County town of Redwood Valley now stands at three. Cal Fire officials said the victims died when the Redwood Complex Fire tore through the town of 2,000 people Sunday night and Monday. Their names have not been released. Four more people suffered major burn injuries, and about two dozen others suffered lesser burn injuries, Cal Fire said. Roughly 50 homes were destroyed in the town, located 8 miles north of Ukiah on Highway 101.

9:17 a.m. Couple identified as Napa victims:Charles and Sarah Rippey were identified as victims from the wildfires in Napa, county sheriff John Robertson said. Charles was 100 years old and his wife was 98.

The couple died while trying to escape their home in the 100 block of Westgate Circle in Santa Rosa, Robertson said.

9 a.m. Small vegetation fire in San Rafael: A vegetation fire less than one acre large started off Professional Center Parkway. Firefighters stopped forward progress. No damage or injuries have been reported, according to fire officials.

8:45 a.m. Napa County cell service limited: With spotty service affecting thousands of cell phone users in Napa County, the sheriff’s department announced a website for people to go on and post they are safe.

With dozens of people still missing from the fires ravaging Napa and Sonoma counties, residents with cell reception problems are encouraged to log on to safeandwell.org and register their names.

8 a.m. Cascade Fire in Yuba County spreads: The deadly Cascade Fire has reached 11,500 acres, a growth of more than 3,000 acres overnight, officials said Tuesday.

It was 15 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. The blaze killed vehicle fleeing from the town of Loma Rica.

7:42 a.m. Dozens reported missing in Sonoma County: Roughly 150 people have been reported missing as a result of wild fires, said Sgt. Spencer Crum, a sheriff’s office spokesman.

7:32 a.m. Tubbs Fire grows: The Tubbs fire in Sonoma County is now at 27,000 acres, growing 2,000 acres overnight, according to Cal Fire.

7:01 a.m. Nuns fire spreads: Santa Rosa police announce the Nuns fire is moving to the southwest corner of Oakmont.

7 a.m. School closures stay in place: All schools in Napa and Sonoma counties remain closed Tuesday due to wildfires, district officials announced.

6 a.m. Death toll rises to 11: One person died early Monday morning trying to flee the Cascade Fire in Yuba County, county spokesman Russ Brown confirmed Tuesday.

The person, whose name was not immediately released, was in a vehicle fleeing from the town of Loma Rica, ran off a back-road and became trapped in the fire, Brown said.

Northern California fires have now killed 11 people, including seven in Sonoma County, two in Napa County and one in Mendocino County.

The Cascade fire is one of at least 15 blazes burning in Northern California. It has consumed 8,200 acres and was only 10 percent contained Tuesday morning.

5 a.m. Cooler temperatures, but fires rage: Cool overnight temperatures aided firefighters battling blazes in Napa and Sonoma counties, but the fires continued to rage out of control Tuesday morning.

High temperatures in the North Bay are forecast to be in the mid 70s to upper 70s, generally 5 to 10 degrees cooler than Monday, said Charles Bell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

At least eight fires were burning across Northern California Tuesday with little to no containment, officials said. The fires have killed at least 10 people, including seven in Sonoma County, two in Napa County and one in Mendocino County.

1:33 a.m. Santa Rosa water alert: Santa Rosa Fire Department officials are advising residents of the Fountaingrove neighborhood to boil their water to ensure it is safe to drink — if they have low or no water pressure.

Chronicle staff writers Kimberly Veklerov, Melody Gutierrez, Marissa Lang, Michael Cabanatuan, Steve Rubenstein and Annie Ma contributed to this report.

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