My area seems to be settling a bit and is offering resources to the towns north and east of us. There was a random spread to the south of us, but that was contained 100%. Safe for the moment.
Artista lives in the east bay if memory serves.
Hope you remain safe and don't need to evacuate. Have a friend up there who was forced to leave and doesn't know the status of the home yet. Just can't imagine. It's been a crazy fall so far here. Labour Day weekend we had those unprecedented never seen in the bay area temps of 106 that lasted a few days. Those are typically inland temps, not bay area where we are much cooler with the breeze off the bay. Now we have these fires that have spread so badly due to the strong high wind changes that are all less than 10% contained. Grapes not affected by the fire itself have been affected by smoke, and will be tastable in wines.
Minor recession coming up there with tourism, unemployment and wine unfortunately.
5th deadliest fire in CA history so far. Winds are expected to pick up later today, double digits, in some areas up there up to 50 mph tonight.
Here's the latest: 17 confirmed dead, more than 100 still unaccounted for, more than 2K structures destroyed, 115k acres:
Yes Mike, I am now in the East Bay in Fremont off of Mission near Niles Canyon. Its a nice area of Fremont and quiet too. Plus it's close to Washington Hospital and my docs where I frequent.
Keep us posted. Sending you and yours well wishes. xxx