Apple CEO Tim Cook has tweeted that the tech giant will be donating to support local wildfire relief efforts in California.
“To our employees, friends and neighbors affected by the heatwave and expanding fires across CA, please stay safe and listen to local evacuation orders,” he said “Apple will be donating to local wildfire relief efforts.”
At least 367 wind-driven, lightning-stoked wildfires tore through Northern California today, touching every Bay Area county except San Francisco, “rousting residents from their beds, destroying dozens of homes on the outskirts of Vacaville and threatening hundreds more from the Wine Country to the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Carmel Valley,” reports The Mercury News.
Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from across the region and by mid-afternoon Wednesday, at least 100 structures had burned. Homes were also burning Wednesday afternoon in the town of Bonny Doon, just north of Santa Cruz, notes The Mercury News.
Authorities said one man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with one of the fires. Gov. Gavin Newsom said every firefighting resource is being used but resources are “stretched” throughout the state. The state is also receiving firefighting support from Arizona, Nevada, and Texas.