No one has been hurt, thankfully. My son's uncle, one of those who lost their homes, is a volunteer firefighter and is out there firefighting right now.
Trail, it is indeed a beautiful area. It's surreal, all of it...because not only was that my family/home for several years, but I grew up in Santa Rosa and am watching that devastation too. One of the hardest-hit areas in Santa Rosa was where I graduated and the school next to mine by the name of Cardinal Newman, half of it burned down. I had classes with students from Cardinal Newman.
What I have read so far, Trippy, is that they think it's either downed power lines, arson, or both. If the latter is what it turns out to be, I can't think of a punishment that's bad enough. Well, actually I can, but it isn't repeatable on GameBoomers.
I am still waiting to hear news of my daughter's best friend in childhood, as to whether or not her parents' house off the Silverado area in Napa is still there. The fire apparently went right through their street, Mount George Avenue in Napa, and some houses were burned and others were not. Her father treated me in the emergency room when I lived in Napa.
It's like watching a very large chunk of my life go up in flames. Very difficult to see and to comprehend.