Hal­loween late after wild­fire threat­ens town

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - News -

HEALDSBURG (AP) — A town in Cal­i­for­nia’s wine coun­try fi­nally cel­e­brated Hal­loween after evac­u­a­tions from a huge wild­fire forced res­i­dents to post­pone trick-or­treat­ing for a week.

The Santa Rosa Press-Demo­crat re­ports hun­dreds of res­i­dents came to Healdsburg’s main square Fri­day af­ter­noon where lo­cal fire­fight­ers and busi­nesses handed out candy and fam­i­lies gath­ered for face-paint­ing, games and other fes­tiv­i­ties.

Many came dressed in cos­tumes be­cause they didn’t get to go trick-or­treat­ing on Hal­loween, when the Kin­cade fire threat­ened the town and forced as many as 200,000 peo­ple in the re­gion to evac­u­ate.

The fire, which be­gan Oct. 23, burned 121 square miles and de­stroyed 374 struc­tures. It was fully con­tained on Wed­nes­day.

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