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A look at damage as fires hit Orange County, Northern California

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Firefighters assess the scene as a house burns in the Napa wine region of California on October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to ravage the area burning structures and causing widespread evacuations. JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images

Mass evacuations have hit Anaheim Hills and Orange residents as a brush fire rages through the area.

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, 24 structures were destroyed due to a blaze that broke around 9:20 a.m. Monday near the 91 Freeway and Gypsum Canyon Road. The fire also spread to the 241 toll road. Meanwhile, in the North Bay, firestorms have continued to rip through the Napa and Sonoma counties since early Monday, hitting Santa Rosa the hardest in what is its county’s worst natural disaster yet.

So what’s the scene on the ground where these fires are spreading? And what is the expected damage? Larry speaks to reporters on the ground in Santa Rosa and Orange County for the latest.


Jill Replogle, KPCC’s Orange County Reporter; she’s reporting in Orange below the Anaheim Hills; she tweets @jillrep

Alicia Robinson, staff writer for Southern California News Group who’s been following the story; she’s reporting from an evacuation center at El Modena High School in Orange; she tweets @ARobWriter

Jonathan Cox, battalion chief at State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection; he is also a public information officer with CAL FIRE's Communications Office; he tweets @firechiefcox

Randi Rossmann, staff reporter at Santa Rosa’s Press Democrat who has been following the story; she tweets @rossmannreport

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