About 90 miles north of here, a series of fires, fanned by high winds, have destroyed 191,000 acres and left 31 people dead. In the town of Santa Rosa alone, the fires consumed more than 2,800 homes overnight, turning entire neighborhoods into cinders and ash. Captured by a drone, the footage above shows the complete devastation. It also adds a surreal touch--the US Postal Service dutifully delivering mail to empty street addresses.
If you would like to assist with the relief effort (monetarily or otherwise), please visit the Santa Rosa Fire Department website.