Vast California wildfires North and South. @JeffBliss1

10-09-2017 (Photo: File:Deerfire high res edit.jpg) Twitter: @BatchelorShow Vast California wildfires North and South. @JeffBliss1 Firefighters on Monday faced a “dynamic situation, things are changing very rapidly,” said Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Around 4,500 police, fire and emergency medical personnel were deployed to the Northern California fires. California and other western states are accustomed to wildfires sparking in the hot dry late summer and fall months. It isn’t uncommon for the fires to burn tens of thousands of acres—often in remote forests and hills. But Monday’s fires in both Northern and Southern California burned near population centers. In Sonoma County, a part of the county seat of Santa Rosa, a city of about 175,000 people, was under mandatory evacuation orders, while the county’s main jail and North County jail were being evacuated, the county sheriff posted on Twitter. Other parts of Sonoma County also were under mandatory evacuation orders

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