Death toll spikes to 35 as firefighters gain ground in long fight
The Mercury News

Staggering new totals: 90,000 people have fled their homes, and 5,700 structures have been destroyed. Read the full story

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Update: “Great progress” but challenges ahead for firefighters in Wine Country blazes
The Mercury News

The two largest wildfires burning in Northern California, the Tubbs and Atlas fires, are both at least 25 percent contained as of midday Friday, according to state fire officials. The death toll has increased to 32. Read the full story


Californians are under siege try to fight fires, find loved ones

They are trying to find lost loved ones, to sift through the remains of lost homes, to count, identify and mourn the dozens of dead — all while the fires rage on.


Death toll rises to 26 in Northern California wildfires; 463 remain missing in Sonoma County
The Mercury News

Thursday, authorities announced four more fatalities, two in Mendocino County and two in Sonoma County, bringing the overall death toll related to the wildfires burning in Northern California to 26. Read the full story


Thousands more evacuated as Wine Country blazes spread and death toll hits 21
SF Gate

Flames from a series of historic fires in the Wine Country and beyond gobbled up new territory on multiple fronts Wednesday, threatening communities untouched by the previous onslaught and prompting the evacuation of thousands more people. Read the full story

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Pastor Jerry McCullah leads us in prayer…….
Father, You are the Sovereign, Almighty Creator God; there is no power or authority above You.  I bow to Your Majesty and Wisdom, and appeal to Your Compassion and Mercy, as we again need Your rescue.  California burns.   We have wildfires out of control throughout our state; many are in the northern regions.   Please my LORD, send help in any form.   The resources of man are limited and stretched everywhere; we must have divine intervention.   We must have Supernatural compassion and strength working with our fire personnel and all volunteers.   We need You.   Please move in our midst to prove You are the One True God Who comes to the aide of the frightened, weary, and helpless, in Jesus’ Name, Amen! 

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