The Kincade Fire detonated on Wednesday night has scorched 10,000 acres, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported Thursday morning.
More than 550 houses – with about 1,700 inhabitants – are affected by evacuation orders due to the uncontrollable fire, officials from the Sonoma district said. Further evacuations can take place.
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When the fire burned, the winds nearby stormed up to 76 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said.
River Rock Casino was asked to evacuate along with other areas east of Geyserville, about 80 miles north of San Francisco, the sheriff's office said. The American Red Cross has set up two evacuation centers.
The sheriff's office in Sonoma County shared a video about the fast-moving fire. It warned the residents to be careful. "That's why we issued evacuation orders, be safe, Sonoma County," it said.
Ashes fell on Thursday in the "like snow" fire zone, tweeted the fire data scientist Nicholas McCarthy, calling the scorched residue "Pyrometeore".