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NFT: Fire Ravages California Wine Country

gidiefor : Mod : 10/9/2017 7:14 pm
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SAN FRANCISCO—More than a dozen wildfires ravaging Northern California destroyed 1,500 houses and businesses, pushed thousands out of their homes and turned parts of the state’s bucolic wine country into an inferno.


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I always like my reds with a peaty  
Dave in Buffalo : 10/9/2017 7:31 pm : link
earthy flavor. Takes the edge off a cheaper chianti. But that's just me...
it's bad  
santacruzom : 10/9/2017 7:56 pm : link
woke up this morning smelling smoke, strongly enough to wonder if the fire was within a mile or two from where I live instead of 50 or so.

A coworker had to leave early to help her brother's family evacuate. She says if the wind changes, his house is gone.
We're also getting lots of smoke  
jdf : 10/10/2017 2:40 am : link
here in the East Bay. Kids' practices were cancelled due to poor air quality. And their summer camp in Sonoma County has apparently been burned to the ground.
I'm supposed to be at a conference in Napa...  
manh george : 10/10/2017 5:20 am : link
in 15 days. I wonder if they might cancel.
We had a trip scheduled to Napa/Sonoma this week  
10thAve : 10/10/2017 6:26 am : link
Were to arrive this Saturday. We cancelled last night and will rebook for April or May. Due to the fires the airline let us cancel without being charged cancelation fees. Hopefully they get under control and contained soon.
the wine industry is also  
gidiefor : Mod : 10/10/2017 7:21 am : link
taking a major hit -- I've seen a few shots of vineyards engulfed in flames
I own a home in Lake Wildwood  
Phil S : 10/10/2017 11:11 am : link
in Nevada County. There are over 3 thousand homes there. All the residents including my tenants had to evacuate.
I apologize for my inappropriate comment yesterday  
Dave in Buffalo : 10/10/2017 12:19 pm : link
Wine country or not, these fires are not something to be mocked. I hope everyone affected is able to make it out ok, and are able to rebuild and resume their lives.
Could smell smoke in San Jose as well  
TurdFurguson : 10/11/2017 10:46 am : link
The pictures of Santa Rosa are sad. I’ve eatten at the fountains restaurant in the pictures you see. Really sad.
It is devastating  
Andrew in Austin : 10/11/2017 12:16 pm : link
Just heard from a college friend.

Her sister received a call and had 15 minutes to escape her home. It is completely burned to the ground, but they are thankful to escape with their lives.
My wife is out working at Google Headquarters  
GiAnT4LYFE : 10/11/2017 1:04 pm : link
this week and next, and had planned on hitting up Napa this weekend. Scary situation out there for sure. Pretty sad to see so many affected by these fires.
We had a fire break out on Monday morning in my neighborhood  
GeneInCal : 10/11/2017 1:15 pm : link
I had to grab my son at school, it was being evacuated. I was wondering how g2La or Giants2LA held up? He was in the path of the fire that afternoon.
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