One death in Northern California from wildfire

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The Atlas Peak fire was the largest of several wildfires burning in California's scenic Wine Country.

The Atlas Peak fire was the largest, quickly growing to more than 200 acres near Napa. The Santa Rosa Police Department said the blaze jumped Highway 101 Monday morning and ignited structures near a shopping area, prompting another neighborhood evacuation. It still appears to be 0% contained according to CalFire and we do not yet have an official count of structures damaged or destroyed - though ABC 7 has an early reported of 1,500 structures burned in total across the three counties. As many as 8,000 homes are threatened in Nevada County, the Associated Press reported. "The strong winds are making these fires hard".

Williams and a few of her neighbors in the town of Kenwood needed to escape Sunday night as substantial breezes pushed the bursts towards their homes.

Here's a look at what's being referred to as the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa.

"I mean blazing, falling down on fire", he said. Soon he saw more houses engulfed in flames.

Torres and his wife were at one of the Napa Valley evacuation centers. Santa Rosa's historic round barn, at the gateway to Fountaingrove, was also burned, as was the Journey's End mobile home park to the north of Kaiser Permanente's hospital in Santa Rosa and multiple homes along Hopper Lane. She had fled so fast that she hadn't put on her shoes.

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"We're focusing on making evacuations and trying to keep people safe". "It's something that we're having to be very cautious about".

The emergency services have asked residents who smell smoke not to call them unless they actually see flames as they are being "overwhelmed by 911 calls".

Health officials say wildfires can exacerbate chronic health problems such as asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory problems. As of Monday morning, firefighters had made no headway containing it. "I knew I needed to get her somewhere safe with some family and friends".

Strong northern winds spread the Cherokee Fire in Oroville from 80 to 800 acres in just two hours Sunday night, according to tweets from Cal Fire - Butte County. The winds were expected to subside at midday.

Evacuation centers in Sonoma County have opened at the Cloverdale Cirtus Fair, Sebastopol Vets Hall and Sonoma Valley High School, according to officials.

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