North Bay residents and media organizations alike are attempting to keep track of the damage stemming from multiple fires.
As our sister publication the Examiner reports, here are the most recent numbers on Tuesday afternoon.
Death toll: 15
Missing person reports: 240 but 57 of those found
Homes and businesses burned: 2,000
Acres on fire: 115,000
Percent contained: 0
At the urging of California officials, Vice President Mike Pence announced federal support for the state, declaring it a major disaster Tuesday afternoon. Napa County has the Atlas Fire, Santa Rosa has the Tubbs Fire and Glen Ellen has Nuns Fire.
“Our thoughts are with our neighbors in the North Bay as these horrific fires continue to cause devastation and disruption for many,” Supervisor Mark Farrell says in a statement. “My gratitude goes out to all the first responders who are currently battling these blazes and helping the residents and businesses cope with the devastation and begin the necessary rebuilding efforts.”
San Francisco is in the orange zone for air quality, which is classified as being unhealthy for children, older adults or people with heart or lung disease. Officials are recommending limited activity outside, but residents can go to the main, Chinatown, Mission Bay and Glen Park library branches to take advantage of their air filters.