California wildfires erupt from wine country to Los Angeles, damaging Santa Rosa and displacing thousands

29 September 2020

Swiftly moving wildfires roared into parts of Santa Rosa, Calif., overnight and Monday morning, causing damage in the eastern parts of the community and sending tens of thousands fleeing during hasty nighttime evacuations. Additional evacuations were ordered throughout the day Monday.

The fires have erupted during yet another in a series of heat waves that have shattered records across the state since August, and dry offshore winds are pushing the flames to spread rapidly downwind.

Homes were engulfed in flames in the Skyhawk neighborhood in eastern Santa Rosa as the Shady and Glass fires advanced into the community. The Shady Fire began Sunday night in Napa County, near the Glass Fire that had begun early Sunday. The cause of both blazes is under investigation.

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