In just over 24 hours, more than 14 wildfires in eight northern California counties have spread to homes and businesses, destroying some 1,500 structures, according to a Los Angeles Times report. Nevada, Sonoma, Napa, Yuba and Butte counties are some of the areas where the wind-driven fires are triggering mandatory evacuation orders for residents, the evacuation of the Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Hospitals in Santa Rosa, along with school closings in some areas. The Times article has information for local residents, including a text message service to find out more details in real time about the fires and what areas are being affected. The city of Santa Rosa has a city-wide incident information page updating residents on evacuation status and more.
See NFPA's tip sheet on what to do on a high fire danger day here. To track the fire, check NFPA's map (pictured above) which pulls data updated every 24 hours from GeoMAC, an interagency mapping and tracking system. For more localized data, CAL FIRE has a simple map of active fires along with a detailed incident tracking system that includes links for each incident covering evacuation orders and more.