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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn (Last Updated October 19, 2017)

The Superior Court of Sonoma County located in Santa Rosa, California has been closed since Monday, October 9, 2017, due to massive wildfires devastating many parts of the Wine Country north of San Francisco Bay that have burned for over a week with the help of strong winds and dry conditions. The court is expected to be closed until Monday, October 23, 2017.

A ‘NOTICE OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE’ on the court website reads: Due to the continuing emergency conditions existing in the County of Sonoma, the Sonoma County Superior Court will be closed to the public until Monday, October 23, 2017. However, please check this web page for updates which will be issued as necessary. For further information please click on this link.

The Press Democrat – the local newspaper serving Santa Rosa and Sonoma County – reported the wildfires have claimed the lives of at least 42 people, a number expected to rise as the full extent of the ongoing disaster is revealed.  The Press Democrat also offers a live map of wildfires burning in Sonoma and Napa counties that shows the wide-ranging impact of the event.

The Santa Rosa City website contains some helpful emergency information for the many people affected by the wildfires including evacuation orders, locations of shelters, assistance with missing people, school closures, boil water notices, and volunteer and donation information. For more information, visit

How to Help Victims of Wine County Wildfires

As a company headquartered north of San Francisco Bay, the hearts and thoughts of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) go out to people affected by the Wine County wildfires. Individuals wanting to help victims may volunteer with the Red Crossdonate to the United Way of the Wine Country, donate to the North Bay Fire Relief fund, or make housing available through Airbnb.

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