USA – Bodies burnt beyond recognition in California

SONOMA – Reinforcements from other regions are helping firefighters contain more of the largest wildfires devastating Northern California, though strong winds expected over the weekend could challenge those gains, a fire chief said Friday.

Meanwhile, officials are making grim discoveries — victims burnt beyond recognition — as they search blackened ruins of some of the 5,700 homes and business that have been destroyed.

“Some of (the remains) are merely ashes and bones,” Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano said at a Thursday news conference. “And we may never get truly confirmative identification on ashes. When you’re cremated, you can’t get an ID.”

Thirty-six people have been killed since the wildfires began Sunday night, making this outbreak one of the deadliest in state history, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).

Firefighters are making progress on some of the bigger fires, Napa County Fire Chief Barry Biermann said Friday, thanks in large part to the gumption of those who’ve been on the lines for days and the reinforcements who are relieving them.

“It’s like pulling teeth to get law enforcement and firefighters to disengage from what they’re doing out there — they’re truly passionate about what they’re doing to help the public. But the reinforcements are coming in, and that’s why you’re seeing the progress that we’re making,” Biermann said.

Since Sunday, the deadly fires have consumed thousands of homes and forced evacuations in Northern California’s wine country and produced unhealthy air quality in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Though progress has been made on the big fires, much more work is ahead.

The 48,000-plus acre Atlas fire in Napa and Solano counties was 27 per cent contained Friday — up from three per cent the day earlier. The 44,000-acre Nuns fire in Sonoma County — an amalgamation of three recently merged fires north and west of Glen Ellen — was five per cent contained.

The 34,000-acre Tubbs fire in Napa and Sonoma counties was 25 per cent under control. The 34,000-acre Redwood and Potter fires in Mendocino County were 10% contained.

Source: (CNN)

7 Responses to USA – Bodies burnt beyond recognition in California

  1. Everton Kennedy
    Everton Kennedy October 13, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    It pains my heart to say this,but if America dose not even its eyes now and recognize god Almighty ? This is just a warning,i have said it before and I’ll say it again,the destruction if a very powerful nation was for told,the Bible said that nation is very wicked and know not god ,they mock him,look at America today ,they dose everything to defy and Deny god,and they are pompous and proud about their ways,anyone with spiritual sightedness look closely at what is going to happen to America,

    • Troy Marshall
      Troy Marshall October 14, 2017 at 7:02 am

      I agree with u Everton Kennedy,and the thing is the few that call them selves christians it’s on their turns.Hollywood actors/actresses that are professing to be christians,they neither walk the walk ot talk the talk.God will not be mocked,America is full of wickedness and with Donald Trump running things now it’s only getting worse.They took prayer and bibles out of the schools what can u expect.

  2. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes October 14, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Really? Do you know how the fire got started? Most of them are not even started by lightning and are usually man made.

  3. Jennifer October 14, 2017 at 11:11 am


  4. Sarifa Patel October 14, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    I totaĺly agrèe with Troy Marshall and Everton Kennedy. America has to fall and since it has turned its back on God and has appointed an evil President it shall see great sufferings. In biblical days when the people disobeyed God He allowed them to appoint evil kings to rule over them until they turned from their wicked ways. The scriptures tell us that disobedience is as the sin of witchcraft. The scriptures tell us that heaven and earth will pass away but my word abideth forever. The word of the Lord will never return void but will accomplish its task. The sad part is the white evangelicals are the ones who want to to change back things so they can rule. But God is slowly pouring out his judgement on the nation and it shall be brought to its knees. No one can stop it the prophecy shall be fulfilled.

  5. seagul October 15, 2017 at 7:39 am

    . Respect and love for America doesn’t require blindness to America’s failure to honor its promise of racial justice and equality. Does standing for the anthem mean these failures don’t matter? Does standing show pride that America waited 89 years after the Civil War to acknowledge that Blacks were “good enough” to go to school with whites? How proud are they that in 2017 America’s schools are just as segregated as in 1954?

  6. Lester October 16, 2017 at 5:30 am

    Barbados is no difference we too have seen a rejection of God, and we too shall feel it


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