Patients Evacuated From Hospitals As Fire Sweeps Northern California
Massive wildfires kill at least 10 people as they've moved quickly through the northern part of the state.
Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
Santa Rosa Hospitals, Care Facilities Evacuated In Fire’s Path
In the face of onrushing flames, medical personnel evacuated patients from two Santa Rosa hospitals early Monday, while other health care facilities moved residents out of harm’s way. Patients were evacuated from the Kaiser Permanente hospital on Bicentennial Avenue as the adjacent Journey’s End Mobile Home Park became a raging inferno. Patients in need of medical support were relocated by ambulance, while those who were not critically ill were transported in private buses, said Joe Fragola, a San Francisco-based Kaiser spokesman said in a statement. The majority of patients was taken to Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael, while others were sent to Kaiser facilities in San Francisco and Oakland and local community hospitals, he said. (Espinoza and Kovner, 10/9)
San Francisco Chronicle:
Cannabis Harvests Threatened By Sonoma County’s Tubbs Fire
California marijuana growers north of San Francisco faced mandatory evacuation orders as well as potentially tens of millions of dollars in crop damage and loss amid widespread wildfires in Wine Country and surrounding areas. There might be anywhere from 3,000 to 9,000 cannabis gardens in Sonoma County, according to county surveys. (Downs, 10/9)