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Hospitals Evacuated As Wildfires Threaten California’s Napa Valley By Pam Wright

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Mass evacuations were ordered Monday, including at least two hospitals, as wind-driven wildfires burning out of control threatened California’s Napa Valley, fire officials say.

Evacuations were taking place north of Santa Rosa, in Mendocino County, including a Kaiser Permanente Hospital on Bicentennial Drive and Sutter Hospital, sheriff’s officials told NBC Bay Area.

The fire, dubbed the Tubbs fire, exploded from 200 acres to 20,000 acres overnight, ABC 7 reports.

Images captured by Getty seem to indicate that the fire has burned structures at the Signorello Estate winery, north of Napa, although authorities have yet to confirm the number of structures damaged by fires.

The fire crossed Highway 101 in Santa Rosaand ignited structures west of the highway, ABC 7 reports.

According to a Facebook post by the Mendocino Sheriff’s Department, one person was injured, but the status of the victim is unknown.

The fires forced the closure of all public schools in Santa Rosa and Calistoga on Monday. Power outages are widespread, the SFGate reports.

According to CalFire, another fire near Atlas Peak in the hills above Napa led to the evacuation of hundreds of homes.

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