California wildfire gives Fuhr a scare
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.