Cal­i­for­nia wild­fire gives Fuhr a scare

The Western Star - - Sports -

Hockey Hall of Fame goal­tender Grant Fuhr can thank a Good Sa­mar­i­tan for help­ing him, his wife, and for­mer NFL star Ster­ling Sharpe get out of dan­ger af­ter a close call with a wild­fire this week in Cal­i­for­nia. Deadly wild­fires have swept across Napa and Sonoma Coun­ties this week and evac­u­a­tions have been or­dered for parts of Sonoma Val­ley. Au­thor­i­ties said 17 peo­ple have died in the blazes, 11 of them in Sonoma County.

The fires have also left at least 180 peo­ple in­jured and have de­stroyed more than 3,500 homes and busi­nesses. Fuhr, who was stay­ing at a ho­tel in Santa Rosa, Calif., was sched­uled to play in the UCSF Med­i­cal Cen­ter Celebrity Golf Clas­sic with other for­mer sports stars on Mon­day. That plan changed af­ter an early-morn­ing call from the tour­na­ment co-or­di­na­tor say­ing they had to evac­u­ate im­me­di­ately.

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