More Than 200,000 Californians are Ordered to Flee as Extreme Winds Fan ‘Historic’ Wildfire

October 28, 2019

Nearly 200,000 people in Northern California are under evacuation orders as crews grapple with the wildfire

The fire burned 85 square miles, destroyed 94 structures and threaten 80,000 buildings in Sonoma County

California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency Sunday as winds drove the wildfires on

Millions of residents are without power after electricity was cut as part of a precautionary measure

Officials said containment had dropped to five per cent as gusts reaching more than 102 mph drove the fires

California authorities said two firefighters were injured Sunday while battling the Kincade Fire that has been raging since Wednesday.

Cal Fire spokesman Jonathan Cox said Sunday one firefighter sustained serious burn injuries and was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center. The other firefighter who was burned had minor injuries.

Nearly 200,000 people in Northern California are under evacuation orders as crews grapple with a wildfire in Sonoma County, which has burned 85 square miles (220 square kilometers), destroyed 94 structures and was threatening 80,000 buildings.

Ferocious winds have driven multiple wildfires through bone-dry vegetation, leading California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a statewide emergency Sunday.

Meanwhile, millions of residents remained without power after the state’s largest utility cut electricity as a precaution to prevent more areas from igniting.

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