Tens of Thousands Flee Homes as Wildfires Explode Across California

Oct 25, 2019

In California, high winds and bone-dry conditions fueled an explosion of new wildfires overnight, with at least nine active major fires now raging across the state. Eighteen million people are under red flag warnings across southern California, as the Tick fire north of Los Angeles exploded to consume over 3,000 acres in a matter of hours, forcing thousands of residents to flee their homes. In northern California, the Pacific Gas and Electric company said a broken jumper cable on a transmission tower was spotted near the source of the 10,000-acre Kincade Fire in Sonoma County.


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