Immediate Evacuation In Order After Devastating Fire Spreads on our Nations Western Coast

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Immediate Evacuation In Order After Devastating Fire Spreads on our Nations Western Coast



Santa Rosa was under siege this Monday. Not by a terrorist but, by a strong wildfire that had people literally running for their lives and incinerated 20,000 acres of woods and houses. 

The Fire started in the northern end of the city, evacuating everybody in a 2-mile radius. That means hundreds of homes, hospitals and small businesses were completely destroyed forcing residents to witness the demise of their life’s work.
Fountain-grove area was hit really hard, with photos showing houses as well as the landmark inn being completely engulfed into flame. Fire fighters were doing their best to combat the flames that badly damaged a Hilton Resort in this area
Some of the evacuation centers were filled to full capacity and residents were seeking refuge elsewhere.

Residents say that on Sunday they could only smell what resembled smoke. It was not until Monday evening that the fire became visible. One member of the community stated that he ran up the hill on his own property where he had a ranch and has been raising sheep to turn on a water pump and try to protect his family heritage. Before he could get the full force of the water flowing through the pump, a small ember landed nearby. The wind quickly picked it up and the ember sparked a fire about 60 feet in diameter and incising rapidly to 100 feet.

"There was no wind, then there would be a rush of wind and it would stop. Then there would be another gust from a different direction," Moholt-Siebert, 51, said. "The flames wrapped around us."

"I was just being pelted with all this smoke and embers," he said. "It was just really fast."



He retreated to safety and waited for the inferno to pass. He later said:

"That is probably all gone," Moholt-Siebert said. "I have a feeling there is not going to be much left."

Some other witnesses described the inferno differently:

“It was an inferno like you’ve never seen before,” Marian Williams, who caravanned with neighbors through flames before dawn near the town of Kenwood, told the Associated Press. “Trees were on fire like torches.”

Our Hearts and Prayers go to these people that lost their homes. Share and get this message out! God Bless you All!

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