Santa Rosa fire officials, residents on high alert as powerful winds fuel wildfire threat

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) — Wanda Smith has lived in the Oakmont area in Santa Rosa for past 10 years. Her house was spared from the Glass Fire by the road that runs along the back of her house, which served as a buffer. She is not taking any more chances. She had friends come by on Sunday afternoon to help her cut the trees around her house.

“I’m worried, especially with the winds the next two days. If there is another fire, all this brush that has been accumulating for about 20 or 30 years, might catch fire because of the wind,” explains Smith.

And come Sunday night, she will likely also be without power due to the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs.

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