Wildfires Continue To Burn In Northern, Southern California

By Mark Brodie
Published: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 2:02pm

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The Saddle Ridge Fire in the Angeles National Forest in October 2019.

Californians are bracing for the worst as wildfires, blackouts and poor air quality affect millions in the state.

In Northern California, the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County has burned more than 66,000 acres, causing the evacuation of 185,000 people. In Southern California, a wildfire near Brentwood broke out overnight near the Getty Center, forcing the evacuation of people living in 10,000 nearby homes.

Strong winds also fanned flames throughout the state this weekend. Blackouts for hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, in an effort to prevent more fires, only complicated the statewide disasters.

This all compounds with California's deadliest and most destructive wildfires in its history over the last two years. Lance Orozco of KCLU, who’s covered dozens of fires over the past 30 years, joined The Show from the central coast of California.

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