Northern California has experienced a series of wildfires over the past few weeks. These fires have been raging around the clock and have caused tens of thousands of people to evacuate from their homes. Dozens have died and there are still a sizable number of people who are missing, in addition to the many injuries that have taken place. Businesses and homes have also been destroyed by the fires.
According to experts who have analyzed the damages, it will cost billions of dollars to fix the destruction that has taken place. For those who live thousands of miles away from the areas that are most damaged, it can be hard to put the damages into proper perspective. However, various before and after photos from the region tell a story that you will have a hard time looking away from.
Those who know Northern California well are well aware of all the wineries that exist here. A photo of Signorello Estate (which is located in Napa Valley) showcases all of the natural beauty that these locations have to offer. The fires have now swept through this area and the photos of the aftermath are saddening to see. Signorello Estate is now rendered almost unrecognizable.
The destruction in the regions that were hit hardest by the fires was relentless, leaving us wondering if they will ever be able to rebuild these locations to their former beauty. Seeing all of this lush greenery reduced to rubble tugs at our heartstrings and we wish that there was more we could do to help. Even Paradise Ridge Winery is essentially no more.
In an interesting development, the famous “LOVE” sign at Paradise Ridge remains intact. If that’s not a metaphor of some kind, then we do not know what is. Love is all we need and it is the only thing that no wildfire can take away from us. Would you like to assist with the relief efforts? If so, you can head to Airbnb to learn more about providing housing.
The California State Firefighter’s Association can also be contacted as well. To support animals who have been displaced by the blaze, speak with the good people at Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch. Redwood Empire Food Bank and United Way of Wine Country are also accepting donations. Please share this story to raise awareness about the tremendous damage that these fires have caused.