Fire news:

  • The Bear Fire, which broke out late last night in the Santa Cruz mountains, is now over 200 acres and remains just 5 percent contained. [Cal Fire]
  • A brush fire in Sausalito closed the southbound side of 101 Tuesday afternoon, causing heavy traffic that extended after the highway reopened. [ABC 7]
  • 27-year-old Joshua Hoefer, who succumbed to smoke inhalation combined with asthma over the weekend and became one of the latest known victims of the Tubbs Fire, may end up saving life of a one-year-old baby through organ donation. [ABC 7]
  • The story of a doctor's mad rush to evacuate the newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital last Monday. [Chronicle]
  • Another harrowing survival story: How one Sonoma County sheriff's deputy led about 35 cars to the Mark West Lodge parking lot in the hills above Santa Rosa, hoping against hope that they would survive if the fire overran them. The fire changed direction, and they all lived. [Chronicle]

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