Thousands Evacuated as Over 300 Firefighters Battle Wildfire Near Geyserville, California

At least 2,000 people have been evacuated as the Kincade Fire continues to burn near Geyserville, California.

The community of Geyserville has reportedly been evacuated as around 300 firefighters continue to fight the blaze, which is being fueled by extremely dry conditions and 40 mph wind gusts. Numerous buildings have been destroyed by the blaze, but it is unclear how many were residences. Of those evacuated, around 900 are residents of Geyserville. The Kincade Fire remains at 0% containment.

Approximately 2,000 people were being evacuated in the Geyserville area and in the hills east of Geyserville, said Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick.

“We know that many people feel better prepared and more prepared than they were two years ago,” said Essick. “Many people have taken the time to prepare kits and prepare their homes for wildfire, but this is not the time to stay. This is the time to go. Please heed our evacuation order.”

Source: Kincade Fire Raging Out Of Control; Geyserville Ordered Evacuated; Wineries Threatened – CBS San Francisco

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