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Santa Rosa posts damage map with homes destroyed in Glass Fire

The city of Santa Rosa released a preliminary damage assessment map showing homes that were damaged or destroyed within the city limits by the Glass Fire.

The map displays home addresses and uses a color-coded system to show the degree of damage, from green (structure is safe to live in) to red (structure is destroyed and unsafe for habitation). The county will continue to add to the map as more homes impacted by the conflagration are identified.

Find the map here.

Cal Fire said in its Sunday night incident update that ground crews have now identified 235 destroyed homes in Sonoma County and 252 in Napa County. An additional 73 homes have been damaged in Sonoma County and 64 in Napa County.


Cal Fire Assistant Chief Billy See said in a Sunday morning press briefing that 12 inspection teams are on the ground assessing burn areas and about half of the fire zone has been surveyed.

More than 21,600 structures remain threatened in Napa and Sonoma counties.

The Glass Fire east of Santa Rosa had grown to nearly 65,000 acres with 26% containment as of Sunday night. Crews expanded containment lines as the gusty conditions subsided and a red flag warning for critical fire weather expired. Evacuations orders were reduced to warnings for multiple communities including Kenwood, Oakmont and Calistoga.

But while the fire’s eastern zone came under control, its northern edge burned actively and a new evacuation order was issued for north Napa County bordered on the west by Highway 29 at Livermore Road, on the north by the Lake County Line and on the east by Aetna Mine Road. A warning is in effect for the southern edge of Lake County.

Critically dry fuel (grasses, trees and brush) and very warm and dry weather conditions are contributing to

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Bed Bath & Beyond Posts Surprise Profit on Booming Online Business | Investing News

(Reuters) – Bed Bath & Beyond Inc

on Thursday posted a surprise quarterly profit and its first comparable sales growth in nearly four years, boosted by strong online demand for home furnishing and decor, sending its shares up 17%.

Same-store sales jumped 6% for the second quarter ended Aug. 29, compared with a 1.78% drop estimated by analysts, according to IBES data from Refinitiv, largely helped by an 89% surge in online sales.

The retailer had been struggling to keep pace in a rapidly shifting retail landscape before the pandemic, prompting Chief Executive Officer Mark Tritton to focus more on the company’s online portfolio after taking charge last year.

“The marked improvement in our second quarter financial results reflects the potential of our digital-first, omni-always transformation,” Tritton said in a statement.

The company has benefited from consumers buying new furnishing and home decor online as many are expected to continue working from home and as several school and college begin classes online.

Gross margins also improved 1,000 basis points to 36.7%, driven by improved products prices, lower coupon expenses and fewer markdowns.

The company posted adjusted profit of 50 cents per share, while analysts were expecting a loss of 23 cents per share.

It reported net income of $217.9 million, compared with a loss of $138.8 million a year earlier. Net sales fell 1.2% to $2.69 billion, but beat estimates of $2.60 billion.

(Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)

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