Resident Films His Neighborhood Burning in Santa Rosa Wildfire
A local resident filmed his Santa Rosa neighborhood burning on Monday, October 9, as wildfires continued to grow in northern California.
Larry Broderick, a resident of Flintwood Drive in Santa Rosa, told Storyful that he had returned to his neighborhood in an attempt to save his house but he was unsuccessful. He said he filmed this footage after five hours of attempting to fight the fire on his own.
By October 10, the wildfires had killed 17 people and destroyed up to 2,000 structures.
California Gov Jerry Brown declared states of emergency in Solano, Sonoma, Napa, Yuba and five other counties. US President Donald Trump also approved a disaster declaration, allowing federal emergency aid to help state and local recovery efforts.
The fire weather conditions will continue for the state of California Wednesday and Thursday. Strong winds, low humidity and lack of rainfall are in the forecast and it doesn’t look like these weather conditions will change in the short-term forecast. Parts of California are already under a Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches until Thursday afternoon.
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