California wildfires force thousands to evacuate


California Governor Gavin Newsom is put three more northern counties under states of emergency to new wildfires are growing rapidly. The glass and the song fires burning well north of San Francisco have each charge more than 50 square. Miles. Kevin Stark of member station KQED reports, thousands of people have been told to evacuate. This is an area that has burned several times in in recent years. So for the people near the fire, they're performing what has become a familiar dance. You know they're checking evacuation alerts. Ready and go bags. They're monitoring fire reports and in some cases, they're fleeing their homes, not knowing when they will be returning or what they will be returning to Kevin Stark reporting firefighters hope to make progress against the blazes today is hot, dry winds have subsided. It's still going to be very hot in the region today.

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