Californians under siege try to fight fires, find loved ones

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Californians under siege try to fight fires, find loved ones

Santa Paula firefighter Tyler Zeller, right, hoses down a hot spot with the help of Jesse Phillips, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Firefighters from across the state have been brought in to help battle the blazers that started Sunday night. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
A wildfire burning along the Highway 29 is seen through a fire truck Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. More than 8,000 firefighters are battling the blazes and additional manpower and equipment was pouring in from across the country and as far as Australia and Canada. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Firefighter David Allhiser carries a water hose to put out a fire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Firefighters watch from their fire trucks as wildfires continue to burn Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. Some of the state's most historic tourist sites, including Sonoma city and Calistoga in Napa Valley, were ghost towns populated only by fire crews trying to stop the advancing infernos. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A firefighter surveys a building destroyed by a wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
On Willowview Court in Santa Rosa, Calif., a homeowner displays an American flag amidst the destruction from a wildfire, Thursday Oct. 12, 2017. Since igniting Sunday in spots across eight counties, the fires have transformed many neighborhoods into wastelands. Thousands of homes and businesses have been destroyed and thousands of people were forced to flee. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, aerial image shows homes that were destroyed by a wildfire next to a playground in Santa Rosa, Calif. With winds expected to continue blowing smoke from the fires to populated areas this weekend, many schools decided to close Friday. (Nick Giblin/DroneBase via AP, File)
Brush in a vineyard burns as it singes grapevines at the head of a wildfire in Geyserville, Calif., Thursday Oct. 12, 2017. Since igniting Sunday in spots across eight counties, the fires have transformed many neighborhoods into wastelands. Thousands of homes and businesses have been destroyed and thousands of were people forced to flee. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
A Cal Fire air taker makes a fire retardant drop on a wildfire as the pilot protects structures on the Hawkeye Ranch above Geyserville, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Crews were able to save all the structures. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
A Cal Fire air taker makes a drop on a wildfire as the pilot protects structures on the Hawkeye Ranch above Geyserville, Thursday Oct. 12, 2017. Thousands of firefighters are battling the blazes and additional manpower and equipment was pouring in from across the country and as far as Australia and Canada. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
A Cal Fire air taker makes a drop on a wildfire at sunset as the pilot protects structures on the Hawkeye Ranch above Geyserville, Calif., Thursday Oct. 12, 2017. Since igniting Sunday in spots across eight counties, the fires have transformed many neighborhoods into wastelands. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
Associated Press reporter Ellen Knickmeyer poses for a photo at her home in Boyes Hot Springs, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Knickmeyer wrote on life in communities under threat from California wildfires. Since igniting Sunday in spots across eight counties, the fires have transformed many neighborhoods into wastelands. Thousands of homes and businesses have been destroyed and tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)
A helicopter drops water on a hill in the Oakmont area in Santa Rosa, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. A forecast for gusty winds and dry air threatened to fan the fires, which were fast becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Firefighters are lit by a headlamp as they stand outside a building destroyed by a wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A helicopter flies through the smokey sky to drop a load of water on a wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, aerial photo provided by George Rose shows a lush vineyard, left, next to a scorched wasteland near Vintners Inn, just north of Coffey Park, Sonoma County near Santa Rosa, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge. (George Rose/Georgerose.com via AP)
CORRECTS TO REMOVE REFERENCE OF WINERY - Leaves hang to a grapevine that was burned by a massive wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
An SUV passes trees covered in fire retardant as wildfires continue to burn Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A firefighter stands in the midst of thick smoke as he puts out a fire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A bulldozer is used to cut a fire break as a helicopter flies over with a bucket of water to fight the flames of a massive wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
A Cal Fire firefighter works on hot spots on a hill in the Oakmont area of Santa Rosa, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
A helicopter drops a load of water on a wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Flames leap skyward as a wildfire burns along a ridge Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
A helicopter drops a load of water on a wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
A helicopter drops a load of water on a wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Californians under siege try to fight fires, find loved ones

Santa Paula firefighter Tyler Zeller, right, hoses down a hot spot with the help of Jesse Phillips, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Firefighters from across the state have been brought in to help battle the blazers that started Sunday night. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
A wildfire burning along the Highway 29 is seen through a fire truck Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. More than 8,000 firefighters are battling the blazes and additional manpower and equipment was pouring in from across the country and as far as Australia and Canada. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Firefighter David Allhiser carries a water hose to put out a fire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Firefighters watch from their fire trucks as wildfires continue to burn Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. Some of the state's most historic tourist sites, including Sonoma city and Calistoga in Napa Valley, were ghost towns populated only by fire crews trying to stop the advancing infernos. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A firefighter surveys a building destroyed by a wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
On Willowview Court in Santa Rosa, Calif., a homeowner displays an American flag amidst the destruction from a wildfire, Thursday Oct. 12, 2017. Since igniting Sunday in spots across eight counties, the fires have transformed many neighborhoods into wastelands. Thousands of homes and businesses have been destroyed and thousands of people were forced to flee. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, aerial image shows homes that were destroyed by a wildfire next to a playground in Santa Rosa, Calif. With winds expected to continue blowing smoke from the fires to populated areas this weekend, many schools decided to close Friday. (Nick Giblin/DroneBase via AP, File)
Brush in a vineyard burns as it singes grapevines at the head of a wildfire in Geyserville, Calif., Thursday Oct. 12, 2017. Since igniting Sunday in spots across eight counties, the fires have transformed many neighborhoods into wastelands. Thousands of homes and businesses have been destroyed and thousands of were people forced to flee. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
A Cal Fire air taker makes a fire retardant drop on a wildfire as the pilot protects structures on the Hawkeye Ranch above Geyserville, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Crews were able to save all the structures. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
A Cal Fire air taker makes a drop on a wildfire as the pilot protects structures on the Hawkeye Ranch above Geyserville, Thursday Oct. 12, 2017. Thousands of firefighters are battling the blazes and additional manpower and equipment was pouring in from across the country and as far as Australia and Canada. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
A Cal Fire air taker makes a drop on a wildfire at sunset as the pilot protects structures on the Hawkeye Ranch above Geyserville, Calif., Thursday Oct. 12, 2017. Since igniting Sunday in spots across eight counties, the fires have transformed many neighborhoods into wastelands. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
Associated Press reporter Ellen Knickmeyer poses for a photo at her home in Boyes Hot Springs, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Knickmeyer wrote on life in communities under threat from California wildfires. Since igniting Sunday in spots across eight counties, the fires have transformed many neighborhoods into wastelands. Thousands of homes and businesses have been destroyed and tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)
A helicopter drops water on a hill in the Oakmont area in Santa Rosa, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. A forecast for gusty winds and dry air threatened to fan the fires, which were fast becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Firefighters are lit by a headlamp as they stand outside a building destroyed by a wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A helicopter flies through the smokey sky to drop a load of water on a wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, aerial photo provided by George Rose shows a lush vineyard, left, next to a scorched wasteland near Vintners Inn, just north of Coffey Park, Sonoma County near Santa Rosa, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge. (George Rose/Georgerose.com via AP)
CORRECTS TO REMOVE REFERENCE OF WINERY - Leaves hang to a grapevine that was burned by a massive wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
An SUV passes trees covered in fire retardant as wildfires continue to burn Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A firefighter stands in the midst of thick smoke as he puts out a fire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A bulldozer is used to cut a fire break as a helicopter flies over with a bucket of water to fight the flames of a massive wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
A Cal Fire firefighter works on hot spots on a hill in the Oakmont area of Santa Rosa, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
A helicopter drops a load of water on a wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Flames leap skyward as a wildfire burns along a ridge Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
A helicopter drops a load of water on a wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
A helicopter drops a load of water on a wildfire Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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