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Strong winds two nights ago have swept flames through many areas in Northern California. Redwood Seventh-day Adventist Academy has  burned down in the Santa Rosa area. Elder Wilson shared the bad news with the Executive Comittee this morning. As the Annual Council meeting began they prayed for all involved in the fires in Northern California.
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Re: Fires in Northern California Have Destroyed Redwood Adventist Academy
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 06:33:33 AM »
Here is more information on the fire situation in Napa and Sonoma Counties in Northern California.  source




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Re: Fires in Northern California Have Destroyed Redwood Adventist Academy
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 06:49:00 AM »



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Re: Fires in Northern California Have Destroyed Redwood Adventist Academy
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 07:09:03 AM »
If there was any question about when Jesus is coming, what has been happening around the world ought to convince Seventh-day Adventists that the end is near. Were we not told about these disasters, including fires?




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Re: Fires in Northern California Have Destroyed Redwood Adventist Academy
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 10:43:00 AM »

Richard, what is causing these fires ?
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Re: Fires in Northern California Have Destroyed Redwood Adventist Academy
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 07:32:23 AM »
That question has not been fully answered, cp.   You and I know who is at the bottom of this, but as to how he did it, we are waiting to see what the investigation turns up. We do know that it began with very high winds over a large area that first night. My son said he had never experienced such strong winds. He thought parts of the house might come apart. It blew trees down. Some hit power lines and poles which then caused many fires. The wind carried the fires quickly over vast areas burning down everything in its path.

This does not explain why other fires started in the days that followed. Some were not close to the existing fires. When new fires break out, there are no reserves to respond in some areas.  Fire fighters from other states are responding. It all happened so quickly. The destruction is pretty bad in highly populated areas. 

We have been told there would be many fires in these last days. Prophecy is being fulfilled.
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Re: Fires in Northern California Have Destroyed Redwood Adventist Academy
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On Monday, Oct. 9, the Tubbs Fire, a wildfire that has burned at least 28,000 acres in Napa and Sonoma counties in Northern California, swept into the Larkfield-Wikiup area of Santa Rosa, in the US state of California and destroyed Redwood Adventist Academy, located on Mark West Springs Road. No students or faculty were on campus at the time.

For much of Monday, the fate of the K-12 school was unclear. Rumors spread, but no one knew for sure what had happened. Twice during the day, Principal Angie Weems and Northern California Conference associate education superintendent Albert Miller attempted to visit the property, but they were unable to get through.

Later in the day, Weems’ husband traveled to the area, via backroads, and took photographs of the burned-out school buildings. “It’s a huge loss to look at the pictures and see everything totally gone,” said Weems.

Very early Monday morning, Weems was alerted about the fire that was heading toward Santa Rosa, and decided there was too much uncertainty to hold classes for her 128 students. “I’m so thankful,” she said. “If we’d had to think about getting kids out of there, that would have been tragic.”

The news of the school’s destruction spread through social media and word of mouth to shocked teachers, parents, and students. “It just hit me really hard,” said sophomore Diego Velis. “I’ve spent so many hours at the school and have so many memories.”

Several of the students lost their homes to the fire. Weems had not heard from everyone yet, so she didn’t know the total number. Grades 7/8 teacher Jessie Michel grieves for her students. “I’m just so heartbroken for the kids,” she said.

Founded in 1931, Redwood has played a large role in the local Adventist community. “Some families have had generations attend here—grandparents, parents, and children,” said Weems. “Everybody is going to go through the grieving process in their own way.”

Weems’ immediate goal is to make sure the students don’t lose valuable time. “Our plan now is to have the school open as soon as possible at another temporary location next week,” she said.

The close-knit Redwood school community is supporting each other through this challenging time. “We’re a family, and we’re all really concerned about each other,” said Michel. “It’s sad, but at least we’re not alone. We’re in this together.”


Source: Adventist News Network
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