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California in a "State of Emergency" due to multiple wildfires

Tick Fire
Posted at 11:51 AM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 14:51:07-04

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency across California in response to high winds that sparked or spread wildfires, prompting mass evacuations.

The governor's proclamation reads in part "fire weather conditions are unprecedented due to the scale, scope, wind speed and dry fuel conditions."

Two vegetation fires broke out in the city of Vallejo in the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday. Meanwhile, the Kincade Fire has burned more than 54,000 acres in Sonoma County, prompted the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people and threatened tens of thousands of buildings.

The Tick Fire to the south of us is currently burning over 4,600 acres and is 70 percent contained.