Farmers in wildfire zones assess impact

As firefighters worked to gain ground on wildfires ravaging several Northern California counties, farmers and ranchers began, as one put it, "to take inventory and figure out what we can do."


In many cases, that meant assessing the impact on North Coast vineyards and trying to harvest the grapes left on the vines when the fires hit.


Mendocino County farmer Frost Pauli, who serves as a volunteer firefigher, said the powerful fires were "like nothing that anyone in this part of California has ever seen."

Pauli serves as a captain of the all-volunteer Potter Valley Fire Department; his brothers serve as firefighters and their father, Bill, is fire chief.


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