The Pawnee fire was said to have grown to 1,000 acres early Sunday and burned at least a dozen homes. Evacuation orders affected about 3,000 residents east of Clearlake Oaks. Winds were a concern overnight, fire officials said.
Oakmont of Villa Capri had no backup generator the night an October fire raced into Santa Rosa and cut off electricity to the complex, according to an attorney suing the company. Dozens of infirm residents were forced to evacuate in darkness without an elevator before it burned to the ground.