- KPIX 5/CBS San Francisco
- The Kincade Fire in Sonoma County is now so big it can be seen in San Francisco, more than 85 miles away.
- Photographs of the fire were captured by cameras on top of the Sutro Tower, a TV and radio antenna tower in the city.
- The fire started on October 23 and is the largest in Sonoma County history, leading to the evacuation of 200,000 people.
- The fire has burned more than 76,138 acres of land and destroyed 189 structures, 86 of those residential, according to California state officials.
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North California’s massive Kincade Fire is now so big that on Tuesday night it could be seen from San Francisco, more than 85 miles away.
The photographs were captured by a camera on top of the Sutro Tower, a TV and radio antenna tower in the city.
Last Wednesday, the Kincade Fire ignited in Sonoma County, California and quickly spread, making it the largest in the county’s history and leading the evacuation of 200,000 people, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.
The fire broke out at 9.30 p.m. last Wednesday and has since scorched more than 76,138 acres of land, destroying 189 structures, 86 of those residential, according to the latest incident update from Cal Fire, the California Natural Resources Agency responsible for managing fires in the state.
As of Tuesday night rapid winds fanned the flames further, which could be seen from San Francisco, according local news channel KPIX 5.
A tweet from KPIX 5 shows photographs of the fire, which can be seen from a camera located in the Sutro Tower, a TV and radio antenna tower belonging to the news channel in San Francisco.
— KPIX 5 (@KPIXtv) October 30, 2019
The photographs show the scorching red flames of the Kincade Fire in the distance, 85 miles away from its location in Sonoma County in Northern California.
- Google Maps
As of Tuesday evening no civilian fatalities or injuries had been reported, but two first responders were injured in their efforts to contain the fire, according to Cal Fire.
Cal Fire said that the Kincade Fire is currently 15% contained.
The Getty Fire, which broke out on Monday morning near the Getty Center in Los Angeles is also currently ravaging California.