California is now under a state of emergency as quick-spreading wildfires have torched 50,000 acres of land across the state.
Governor Gavin Newsom declared the state of emergency as 200,000 residents have been ordered to evacuate. The Kincade Fire in Northern California, which is being fueled by strong winds, has so far destroyed 79 structures and is threatening thousands more. Pacific Gas & Electric has already cut power to two-million customers.
In Southern California, the Tick Fire has burned up more than 4,600 acres and is about 65 percent contained. 50,000 people had been evacuated, but allowed to return home after the winds subsided. (Fox News)
- It’s incredibly difficult to fight a wildfire when there are 75 mph winds.
- There have been no deaths reported. Nine people were hurt at a farmers’ market when a large tree fell.
- The Kincade Fire has torched several wineries in Sonoma County.
- LeBron James was forced to evacuate his LA-area home overnight and tweeted about it.