3 California wildfires destroy thousands of structures and force emergency evacuations

  • Source: CNN
  • Published: 11/09/2018 12:00 AM

A series of fast-moving wildfires are racing up and down California early Friday, destroying thousands of structures in their paths and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate through flame-lined streets. Fanned by high winds and low humidity, the fires spread rapidly Thursday and overnight Friday. The threat continues Friday morning, with more than 20 million people under red flag warnings. Here's what we know about the trio of fires: Tanah Clunies-Ross woke up in the dark to what sounded like lumps of coal raining down on her Northern California home. Within minutes, her family and thousands of people were racing to escape the raging flames of the Camp Fire. "The smell of the smoke and realizing the smoke was a lot closer than I thought and then seeing flames up to my knees. ... I lost it," she said.


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