pic.twitter.com/v DRwny64Hn— CHP San Francisco (@CHPSan Francisco) October 12, 2017 Residents in a rural community just north of town received mandatory evacuation orders Wednesday night.The Napa County Sheriff’s Office has also issued evacuation warnings to some residents in the city of Napa.In Mendocino County, Kai Shepherd, 14, of Redwood Valley, was reportedly found dead in his family’s driveway.
That brings the death toll from fires since Sunday to at least 29, the same number killed in California’s deadliest blaze, the 1933 Griffith Park blaze in Los Angeles.
The current death toll stems from different fires: 15 dead in Sonoma County, eight dead in Mendocino, two in Napa and four in Yuba. Sonoma County officials say the death toll from wildfires from that county alone is now at 15, bringing the statewide total since Sunday to 29 fatalities.
It also has been the scene of multiple arrests for looting.
So far, the sheriff said, five people have been arrested on suspicion of looting, including two arrested inside a mandatory evacuation zone Wednesday night.
Residents who believe their homes may have burned can call 530-538-6824 from noon to 5 p.m. The fire has burned 10,171 acres of the Yuba County town of Loma Rica, killing at least four people and demolishing entire neighborhoods.