2600 Firefighters Battling Geysers Fire
A wildfire in Sonoma County is threatening homes, vineyards and power lines. Officials called in reinforcements Sunday.
Monday, September 6, 2004
About eight hundred firefighters arrived in Sonoma County yesterday to help battle the blaze, bringing the total number at the site just north of San Francisco to 19-hundred. Department of Forestry spokeswoman Linda Galvan says in addition to over ten thousand acres of brush and timber, the flames have burned some private property. GALVAN :06—Four seasonal homes were destroyed, they’re vacation-type homes, eight outbuildings and twelve vehicles. An evacuation remains in effect for residents in the region, as the blaze is still a threat to about 125 homes, some renowned vineyards and major utility lines. The fire is 15 percent contained. Officials hope to have it surrounded by Wednesday morning. The estimated cost of the wildfire, which began Friday evening, is a million and a half dollars. The cause is still under investigation. Bob Hensley KXJZ News.