The pool at Journey's End Mobile Home Park in Santa Rosa, which has been completely destroyed.

The pool at Journey's End Mobile Home Park in Santa Rosa, which has been completely destroyed. (Jeremy Siegel/KQED)

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Fire crews continue to battle multiple wind-whipped wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties that have so far destroyed at least 1,500 structures, forced an estimated 20,000 people to evacuate and claimed 13 lives in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Yuba counties.

Early Tuesday morning, Sonoma County spokesman Steve Alonso said the county is receiving calls every hour from around the world from people asking about people missing in the fires. Alsonso said sheriffs are investigating more than 100 missing person reports.

Early Monday evening, Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano said the number of dead and injured is likely to rise.

“We’re still trying to evacuate. There is no searching yet, so it is logical we are going to find more people. This is just the beginning,” he said.

The fires broke out Sunday night as strong winds buffeted the area.

Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott called estimates of destroyed structures very conservative. He said as many as 14 blazes are burning throughout an eight-county swath of Northern California, including Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties.

So far, approximately 58,000 total acres (89 square miles) have burned, with little to no containment. Local fire agencies from across the region are stepping up to help.

Here’s where to look for shelter, evacuation center and school closure information.

Santa Rosa

KQED News on Twitter

WATCH: Journey’s End Mobile Home Park in Santa Rosa, Calif. has been burned to the ground from the #NorthBay fires. https://t.co/27GYrSE610 https://t.co/x6BXhVvRQx

The smoldering remains of the Hilton Hotel in Santa Rosa.
The smoldering remains of the Hilton Hotel in Santa Rosa. (Jeremy Siegel/KQED)
A car sits burnt at Journey's End Mobile Home Park in Santa Rosa.
A car sits burnt at Journey’s End Mobile Home Park in Santa Rosa. (Jeremy Siegel/KQED)
A burned-out structure at the Journey's End Mobile Home Park in Santa Rosa.
A burned-out structure at the Journey’s End Mobile Home Park in Santa Rosa. (Jeremy Siegel/KQED)
A wide-angle view of the Journey’s End Mobile Home Park in Santa Rosa, which was decimated by fast-moving wildfire.
A wide-angle view of the Journey’s End Mobile Home Park in Santa Rosa, which was decimated by fast-moving wildfire. (Jeremy Siegel/KQED)
The smoldering remnants of a gun store in Santa Rosa.
The smoldering remnants of a gun store in Santa Rosa. (Jeremy Siegel/KQED)

The California Report host John Sepulvado visited Santa Rosa’s Coddingtown Mobile Home Park, also decimated by fire.

John Sepulvado on Twitter

santarosafire https://t.co/WKWpndrbAD

Fire claimed an entire wing of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.

A melted sign outside Santa Rosa's Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.
A melted sign outside Santa Rosa’s Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)

San Francisco Chronicle reporter Kurtis Alexander took video of businesses on fire early Monday in Santa Rosa, including the Hilton Hotel and a Kmart.

Kurtis Alexander on Twitter

Santa Rosa’s Hilton Sonoma hotel among dozens of burned businesses. #TubbsFire https://t.co/tp8RZebSBw

Kurtis Alexander on Twitter

Santa Rosa Kmart on Cleveland Ave fully engulfed. #TubbsFire https://t.co/yWkmdW1No0

By late morning Monday, not much remained of the Santa Rosa Hilton.
By late morning Monday, not much remained of the Santa Rosa Hilton. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)

More than 200 people were hurriedly evacuated from two Santa Rosa hospitals threatened by the wildfires.

Lisa Amador, a spokeswoman with Sutter Health, said around 9 a.m. Monday that Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital had finished evacuating the last of more than 80 patients in surgical, labor and emergency care.

Jason Martinez on Twitter

Incredible video of patients being evacuated from Kaiser Hospital in #SantaRosa #NapaFire https://t.co/cxF686RSnP

Glen Ellen

A resident rushes to save his home as an out-of-control wildfire moves through the area on October 9, 2017 in Glen Ellen.
A resident rushes to save his home as an out-of-control wildfire moves through the area on Oct. 9, 2017 in Glen Ellen. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Remains of destroyed homes smolder in Glen Ellen on October 9, 2017. Tens of thousands of acres and dozens of homes and businesses have burned in a widespread wildfire that is burning in Napa and Sonoma counties.
Remains of destroyed homes smolder in Glen Ellen on Oct. 9, 2017. Tens of thousands of acres and dozens of homes and businesses have burned in a widespread wildfire that is burning in Napa and Sonoma counties. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Flames consume a home as out-of-control wildfires move through the area on October 9, 2017 in Glen Ellen.
Flames consume a home as out-of-control wildfires move through the area on Oct. 9, 2017, in Glen Ellen. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Fire consumes a barn as an out of control wildfire moves through the area on October 9, 2017 in Glen Ellen.
Fire consumes a barn as an out-of-control wildfire moves through the area on Oct. 9, 2017, in Glen Ellen. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Napa

A home burns in the Silverado Crest residential community in Napa on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.
A home burns in the Silverado Crest residential community in Napa on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (Sheraz Sadiq/KQED)
State Sen. Bill Dodd, who lives nearby, stands outside a burned home in the Silverado Crest residential community.
State Sen. Bill Dodd, who lives nearby, stands outside a burned home in the Silverado Crest residential community. (Sheraz Sadiq/KQED)
The remains of a home burn next to the golf course at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa.
The remains of a home burn next to the golf course at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa. (Sheraz Sadiq/KQED)
A tent structure built for the 2017 Safeway Open burns on a golf course at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa on October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region.
A tent structure built for the 2017 Safeway Open burns on a golf course at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa on Oct. 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A row of burned cars off Atlas Peak Road in Napa.
A row of burned cars off Atlas Peak Road in Napa. (Sheraz Sadiq/KQED)
Fire glows on a hillside in Napa on October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region.
Fire glows on a hillside in Napa on Oct. 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Flames overtake a structure as nearby homes burn in the Napa wine region in California on October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region.
Flames overtake a structure as nearby homes burn in the Napa wine region in California on Oct. 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
An inmate firefighter monitors flames as a house burns in the Napa wine region in California on October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region.
An inmate firefighter monitors flames as a house burns in the Napa wine region in California on Oct. 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region.
A firefighter walks near a pool as a neighboring home burns in the Napa wine region in California on Oct. 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
A truck burns as fire ravages the Napa wine region in California on October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region.
A truck burns as fire ravages the Napa wine region in California on Oct. 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region.
PHOTOS: Massive Wildfires Tear Through Wine Country 10 October,2017David Marks

  • Frances Mullane

    Incredible… I never thought that area could burn like that. Too developed… Those Santa Ana winds are terrifying… Lived in CA most of my life,.. Was in a bad fire and cannot go back… I really feel for all the people.

  • Robert Siegel

    Great coverage of tragic events. Thank you for reporting, photographing and getting the word out.

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David Marks

David Marks is an interactive producer for KQED News and The California Report. He began as full-time interactive producer in 2015, after working as KQED’s audio archivist and promotions manager for Radio. Prior to that, David was an announcer and DJ at NPR member station KRCC in Colorado Springs. Reach him at dmarks@kqed.org.