For days Californians up and down the coast have been facing horrific fires and extremely windy conditions that are making things even worse.
While President Donald Trump had time to golf over the weekend, he never commented on the state's people fleeing for their lives. Trump did, however, take a moment out of his busy golf schedule to attack the city of San Francisco for being in "horrible shape." Just a few miles northeast, Sonoma County was burning and a key area for the United States wine industry was going up in smoke.
Fire danger continues to be extremely high across California. The Kincade Fire is threatening thousands of structu… https://t.co/f6h4Ra1S5b— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) 1572235260.0
People, this is what it looks like in high wind tonight. This is Fieldstone Winery Fire of the #KincadeFire in Alex… https://t.co/pabmtHSjd3— craig philpott (@craig philpott) 1572184157.0
Soda Rock winery Alexander Valley Hwy 128 Sonoma Co CA #KincadeFire https://t.co/pihhqLDF6D— craig philpott (@craig philpott) 1572176764.0
And Vallejo is on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Explosive fire development in Vallejo, California in the San Francisco area. h/t KGO-TV. #californiawildfires https://t.co/64hI8VzxAy— Jamey Singleton (@Jamey Singleton) 1572196522.0
A Los Angeles Times piece interviewed drivers who had to speed blindly into smoke as it covered the Carquinez Bridge.
Drivers describe harrowing moments crossing Carquinez Bridge amid fire https://t.co/qpBq6OFHQ7— Los Angeles Times (@Los Angeles Times) 1572235380.0
In Contra Costa County 3,000 people were ordered to evacuate when the 150-acre Sky fire was only half-contained just south of the bridge.
"Just south of some of the flames is the Phillips 66 San Francisco Refinery in the Rodeo area," The Times reported. "The Maritime Academy serves about 1,000 students and offers undergraduate degrees in engineering, transportation, international relations, business and global logistics. The campus was safely evacuated, administrators said in a tweet."
A major US oil company and a military school are looking at a blazing fire inch closer, but Trump must get in his 18-holes.
From earlier today, we knew we’d have to evacuate even before the order. #skyfire https://t.co/jSxtLQeA8v— rodrigotorres (@rodrigotorres) 1572211076.0
It’s like a dangerous game of whack-a-mole. Fire crews are trying to put out hot spots. Wind continues to blow over… https://t.co/IE51ErwUZZ— Melissa Colorado (@Melissa Colorado) 1572207770.0
Looks as if the fire is becoming even more established on the other side of the Carquinez Bridge near Crockett, CA.… https://t.co/D3R8LXez9D— Michael Gibson (@Michael Gibson) 1572199556.0
Please let travelers know. I-80 and 101 are closed. #101 #I80 #KincaideFire #SkyFire https://t.co/zF6471C3Zv https://t.co/t0DTgioGp6— Kym Kemp (@Kym Kemp) 1572203993.0
This comes just days after a major fire made its way through southern California.
"The Tick fire erupted near the 14 Freeway around 1:45 p.m. Thursday and was moving quickly toward Agua Dulce, with 29-mph gusts that were expected to as much as double in strength overnight," wrote The Times.
"Firefighters were working to gain the upper hand on a windblown brush fire that erupted early Thursday near the San Bernardino National Forest that quickly charred 75 acres, forced road closures and sent residents fleeing from neighborhoods," another Times piece described. "By late morning, roughly 400 firefighters battling the blaze had largely quelled the intense flames. As of 2:30 p.m., containment of the fire was at 30 percent, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection."
Please stay safe and take necessary precautions during the outbreak of the Old Water Fire in Northern San Bernardin… https://t.co/BHQkwMGVgA— Mayor John Valdivia (@Mayor John Valdivia) 1571951467.0
Meanwhile, PG&E has become the target of rage from poorly managed blackouts and their years of reckless greed superseding consumers and safety.
Current mood! #californiawildfires #pgepowershutoff https://t.co/FDza2Lhaxh— Mike O'Hare (@Mike O'Hare) 1572135180.0
Here are a few other captures:
These #californiawildfires feel like they being done by purpose https://t.co/HYqUuOnmhA— thatflipdude (@thatflipdude) 1572227042.0
No power = no evacuation notices. #TickFire #californiawildfires @CAL_FIRE @CALFIRE_PIO @LACOFD @LACoFDPIO https://t.co/UrpFAHMhod— Pamela Bradley (@Pamela Bradley) 1572111106.0
But you said climate change is not a thing? #californiawildfires https://t.co/XaSKvKWYxe— Peter J (@Peter J) 1572128673.0
Shocking pictures of massive California wildfire, thousands evacuated #CaliforniaFires #californiawildfires For mo… https://t.co/mu2wOn7o3h— ETimes Photogallery (@ETimes Photogallery) 1571991905.0
Big props 🙌 to all California First Responders ⛑ who selflessly put themselves in harms way for our families.… https://t.co/eTi2ccn0QK— Adrian Van Hooser (@Adrian Van Hooser) 1572125548.0
Los Angeles County I just found a free App “Evac-U-Pet” it’s like an Uber for Animal Rescue. They saved many anima… https://t.co/DOCpNEPd4V— Caz2LA (@Caz2LA) 1572052427.0
Doorbell Cam Catches Mad Dash to Escape Fire #californiawildfires #prepper https://t.co/l7p95NIIZt— KarmaSeoul (@KarmaSeoul) 1572213817.0
Californian wildfires: 180,000 people evacuated from their homes as blaze engulfs area #californiawildfires… https://t.co/i69zcc20Gp— Daily Express (@Daily Express) 1572239355.0