Fire in California: Latest on Kincade, Sonoma, Tick Fires, evacuations today — live updates – CBS News

180,000 residents ordered to evacuate due to fires in Northern California

Hurricane-force winds created blowtorch-like conditions overnight in Northern California as the Kincade Fire continued to rage Sunday. As of 8 a.m. PT, the fire had burned 30,000 acres and was only 10% contained.

Approximately 180,000 people are under evacuation orders, the Sonoma County Sheriff tweeted. “This is the largest evacuation that any of us at the Sheriff’s Office can remember. Take care of each other,” the Sheriff’s office tweeted.

Two brush fires erupted along Interstate 80 near Crockett, California, on Sunday, sending billowing smoke and flames toward the freeway, forcing the California Highway Patrol to shut it down. Crockett is located less than 30 miles northeast of San Francisco.

In Southern California, the Tick Fire in Santa Clarita had burned over 4,000 acres and was 65% contained as of 8 a.m. PT. At its height, nearly 50,000 residents were ordered to evacuate. They have since been allowed back home as Santa Ana winds started to subside.

California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a statewide state of emergency Sunday, which allows “every resource available” fight the wildfire.

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A firefighter walks through a burned property after the Kincade fire tore through Healdsburg, California, on Sunday, October 27, 2019.

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