More than 200 people were hurriedly evacuated from two Santa Rosa, Calif., hospitals threatened by wildfires that bloomed overnight.
Multiple fires broke out Sunday night as strong winds buffeted rural neighborhoods in Northern California near Napa County wine country. Emergency lines were inundated with callers reporting smoke in the area and Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties as the wildfires threatened thousands of homes.
Lisa Amador, a spokeswoman with Sutter Health, said around 9 a.m. on monday that Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital had finished evacuating the last of more than 80 patients in surgical, labor and emergency care.
She says the hospital is sending staff home. Amador says the hospital and the medical office building next to it are intact, but other structures are ruined.
Jenny Mack, a spokeswoman for Kaiser Permanente, says about 130 patients were evacuated from the Santa Rosa medical center Monday morning.
She said all appointments and surgeries are cancelled for the day in Santa Rosa and Napa, and the KP medical offices in Napa are closed.