California fires: Searchers seek hundreds of missing

LOCAL CALIFORNIA Inseparable for 75 years, husband and wife Charles and Sara Rippey died in the Napa fire AP This undated photo provided by their son Mike Rippey shows Charles and Sara Rippey. Charles, 100, and Sara, 98, were unable to leave their Napa home, and died when the Tubbs fire swept through. This undated photo provided by their son Mike Rippey shows Charles and Sara Rippey. Charles, 100, and Sara, 98, were unable to leave their Napa home, and died when the Tubbs fire swept through. (AP) Esmeralda BermudezContact Reporter In his later years, Charles Rippey had lovingly begun to call his wife his queen.

Mike Rippey said Tuesday that his 100-year-old father, Charles, and 98-year-old mother, Sara, grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and went to college in the state together.

Hanson first tried to reach her father, but to no avail, her aunt Cathy Riordan said. She then called her father’s ex-wife, saying she saw an inferno and was scared.

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A wind-fed wildfire surged over the Anaheim Hills on Monday, burning several homes and forcing thousands to evacuate as fire crews struggled to battle the rapidly growing blaze.“Without them, it doesn’t mean a thing,” he said. “It’s gone. They’re gone.”

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By Steve Almasy and Jason Hanna, CNNIn the hills above Santa Rosa, resident Peter Lang was forced to choose between saving his home or more than 1,000 animals that were trapped at his Safari West wildlife preserve, the Press Democrat newspaper reported.The state’s Governor Jerry brown declared a state of emergency in the counties of SONOMA, NAPA and nine others.

(CNN)In some areas in Sonoma County, the wildfires that have ravaged tens of thousands of acres died down enough Wednesday for the sheriff’s department to check on more than 600 missing persons reports by visiting burned-out neighborhoods.

Marcus Aurelius noted that “the true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues.” What “objects” should we pursue?Mike Rippey said Tuesday his 100-year-old father, Charles, and 98-year-old mother, Sara, grew up in a small town in Wisconsin (reportedly Hartford), and went to college in the state together. They were together since grade school.Their son said it appeared Mr Rippey had been trying to get to his wife’s room when he was overcome by smoke and flames.

Mike Rippey, who is 71, announced that he and his brother Chuck found the remains of the parents among the ruins of the house on Tuesday. The couple lay next to each other.
Ingram wrote on Facebook that she checked hospitals and the Red Cross shelter database, and listed Grabow with the fire department and sheriff’s hotline.• Wildfires often break out in California in October. This year, the fires are worse. [The New York Times]

wildfires ravaged their community, one of their sons discovered their bodies. Charles fought through the intense heat and smoke and almost made it to his wife’s side. His son found their remains near each other.

Mike Rippey said his mother had previously suffered a stroke.

After a day of panic and uncertainty, Christina’s cousin confirmed she had died.Strong winds kicked up again on Wednesday, forcing new evacuations. Altogether, 22 wildfires were burning across the state.

At least 185 people were injured, and hundreds of others were reported missing, though many may be safe but unable to use communication systems that were damaged.

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.The California wildfires have killed at least 15 people and destroyed more than 2,000 homes and businesses.

The couple, originally from Wisconsin, first met in primary school, their sons told the New York Times.

Late Wednesday there was still no word.

Credits: Associated Press, Travis Geske, Getty, KTLA

CNN’s Dan Simon, Miguel Marquez and Jake Carpenter contributed to this report from Santa Rosa, California. CNN’s Nicole Chavez, Christina Zdanowicz and Paul P. Murphy also contributed to this report.

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