Several highly intense and dangerous wildfires are currently scorching areas throughout California. In northern California, the fires gained a tremendous amount of strength this past Sunday evening as a result of favorable weather conditions in the area. Officials are reporting that the wildfires are being wind-driven across nearly 119,000 acres.
At the moment, 200 firefighters, six helicopters and six airplanes are trying to decelerate devastation across the state. So far, there have been 13 reported deaths and more than 100 reported injuries, ranging from severe burns to smoke inhalation.
Here is a map, released by NASA, of where some of the more intense wildfires are currently burning, with populated areas like Santa Rosa and Napa Valley right in the midst of the worst.
— Trad American Angel (@RightWingAngel) October 9, 2017
It should be noted that there are other serious wildfires in parts of the state, like in Anaheim Hills. Unfortunately, there will be no way to tell how many homes have been destroyed until after the fires end.
What we can report for certain are the mind-boggling videos and pictures that people are sending out from areas in the ravaging inferno.
Here are 20 of the most shocking pictures and videos, which help depict the horror that so many people are unfortunately going through.
1. Santa Rosa neighborhood, before and after
Santa Rosa’s Coffee Park neighborhood from the air, before and after fire. pic.twitter.com/zaR9QZPKpM
— Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) October 9, 2017
2. Santa Rosa destruction
— Lisa Guerrero (@4lisaguerrero) October 10, 2017
3. Napa Valley burning
“It’s all hands on deck”
Massive #wildfires in northern #California counties, including Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, burn hundreds of homes and businesses, force evacuations and hospitals to close. https://t.co/HsVRfdFysw via @SFGate #TubbsFire #RedwoodFire #AtlasFire pic.twitter.com/oDOxGwKZg2
— Ed Joyce (@EdJoyce) October 9, 2017
4. Photos from Sonoma and Napa counties
Three massive #wildfires in 3 northern California counties – Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino – burn more than 60,000 acres; destroying homes, businesses and forcing evacuations. https://t.co/hMDQcg4Duc via @SFGate #RedwoodComplex #RedwoodFire #TubbsFire #AtlasFire pic.twitter.com/yFF5hkqNAj
— Ed Joyce (@EdJoyce) October 9, 2017
5. Homes being destroyed
— Siobhan Heanue (@siobhanheanue) October 10, 2017
6. Video from Napa County
7. Satellite imagery of the fires
8. A home goes up in flames
9. Glowing skies at Disneyland from Anaheim Hills fire
A wind-driven brush fire raced through the Anaheim Hills area, charring 4,000-5,000 acres and igniting several homes ablaze on Monday as of 5pm. The fast-moving vegetation fire prompted mandatory evacuations for 1,000 homes and triggered freeway closures in the area. The blaze was 0% contained. Swipe left/right for dramatic images from Eyewitnesses @juniorolivas @mattdames @dumbfrog @vanessa_borquez @housesofoldtowneorange @lukitoh @johnandjennharper @4angelskreations @joncooley and @holasoygeo. Continuing coverage from Eyewitness News on ABC7 and abc7.com. Share your photos and videos, shot from a safe distance, with #abc7eyewitness.
10. Building in Santa Rosa
As a Colorado native I’ve seen wildfires up close. Please don’t take risks if you’re in the area in Northern California! They are very unpredictable and can shift on a moment’s notice. Evacuate and be safe. We can rebuild homes and businesses. I also want you to join me in sending prayers to the brave firefighters risking their lives right now to fight this. #Repost @nbcnightlynews ··· #California #SantaRosa #Wildfire #Fire
11. Video recorded near Santa Rosa
12. Photos from Anaheim Hills
#CanyonFire2 Anaheim Hills, California @AnaheimFire update: “Focus overnight was on East Side/Cleveland National Forest. Watching for shifting winds today”
* 7,500 acres
* 5% contained
* 1,100 firefighters
* 14 helicopters, 6 planes @ocregister updates: https://t.co/vKssHoBVOH pic.twitter.com/3UXITc6v6B
— Ed Joyce (@EdJoyce) October 10, 2017
13. Napa neighborhood in ruins
— Evan Sernoffsky (@EvanSernoffsky) October 9, 2017
14. Pool in Santa Rosa
Much of wine country burned today in a wave of fires, like this mobile home park in Santa Rosa. @kqednews is covering the #santarosafire #napafire and #sonomafire that killef at least 10 people, forced 20,000 people to flee and destroyed at over 1,500 structures in #napa and #sonoma (: Jeremy Siegel/KQED)
15. Video from Napa Valley
16. Businesses destroyed in Santa Rosa
— Dan Simon (@dansimoncnn) October 9, 2017
17. Neighborhood in ashes
— Fernando Sanchez (@Nan__doee) October 9, 2017
18. Downtown Santa Rosa smoke
— John Brunett (@3runett) October 9, 2017
19. Wine Country in flames
Nature would be kind on us?
— Jung Tran 89 #i (@Traveling_89) October 10, 2017
20. Smoke in Anaheim Hills
21. Fire at farm in Napa Valley
California wine country wildfires will devastate local economy. The state produces about 90 percent of all American wine; a $45.4 billion industry. Big intense wildfires has become the norm in California. Recent years of severe drought and overpopulation make situations worse #californiawildfires #wildfires #napavalley #californiawinecountry #sonomavalley #naturaldisaster #firefighter
— Peter Amirata