Sep 17, 2020
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WISCONSIN — Family time: State Republican Sen. Roger Roth pushed his four sons on a park swing set in Appleton on Aug. 19. Photo: David Goldman/AP
JAPAN — Moving out: Japan’s outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe waved before leaving the prime minister’s office on Wednesday in Tokyo, to allow his successor Yoshihide Suga to take over. Photo: Eugene Hoshiko/AP
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PHOTOS: Napa, Sonoma communities evacuating again as Glass Fire rages
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SANTA ROSA — It is unclear how many structures have been destroyed, but a fast-moving wildfire in Napa and Sonoma counties has forced at least 70,000 North Bay residents to flee. Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner said there was “significant loss between Los Alamos and Oakmont on the north side of Highway 12.”
The Glass Fire swelled to 11,000 acres with zero containment as of Monday morning, according to CalFire. More than 8,000 new acres burned overnight as firefighters struggled to protect neighborhoods during hasty late-night evacuations. More than 8,500 structures are under threat, according to officials.
More than 1,000 firefighters had been called in by Monday morning to fight the Glass Fire, which is one of 27 blazes currently burning around California. It is the largest in the Bay Area.
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