Napa And Sonoma Fire Update

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An inmate firefighter monitors flames as a house burns in the Napa wine region in California on October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A series of fires in five Northern California counties — totaling at least 20,000 acres — that began Sunday night are causing evacuations in Napa and Sonoma Counties.  High winds are driving the fires which continue to blaze this morning, destroying homes and businesses, closing major roads and causing the evacuation of thousands of people.  Several hospitals have had to shut down. Coming up on Forum, we’ll get an update and we want to hear from you. Have you been evacuated or otherwise affected by the fires?


Mina Kim, news anchor, Friday Forum host, KQED

Daniel Berlant, chief of public information, Cal Fire

Julie Johnson, reporter, The Press Democrat


Jan Null, certified consulting meteorologist, Golden Gate Weather Services

Tony Rau, director of media relations, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Sukey Lewis, reporter, KQED News