Governor declares emergency as wildfires ravage Sonoma and Napa counties, forcing mass evacuations in wine country – Los Angeles Times

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency as multiple fires ravaged Sonoma and Napa counties on Monday, forcing widespread evacuations across wine country and burning tens of thousands of acres.

The declaration authorizes the mobilization of the California National Guard.

One of the raging fires had Santa Rosa under siege Monday morning, with a large swath of the city north of downtown under evacuation order.

The fast-moving fire jumped the 101 Freeway, forcing hospitals to be evacuated and, witnesses said, burning homes and businesses.


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