LeBron James Evacuates From His Home Because of the Los Angeles Wildfires

A wind driven wildfire in the hills of Canyon Country north of Los Angeles California

Fire Update: California Governor Declares State of Emergency

On a website set up for updates about the blaze, the Los Angeles Fire Department said the "very dynamic fire" is moving in a westward direction and has grown to about 400 acres.

Firefighters from Klamath, Yamhill, Linn, Columbia, Clatsop, Benton, Multnomah, Marion, Washington, Clackamas, Lincoln, Jackson, Josephine, and Lane counties are heading to California to help battle the wildfires.

Californians should not expect immediate relief.

Crews are bracing for a Santa Ana wind event that's expected to worsen throughout the day.

But forecasters with the National Weather Service said high winds would return later in the week and could be the strongest so far this year in the south of the state.

California's governor declared a state-wide emergency as a huge wind-fueled blaze forced evacuations and massive power blackouts, threatening tourist towns in the state's famed Sonoma wine region.

"We are deploying every resource available, and are coordinating with numerous agencies as we continue to respond to these fires", Mr Newsom said.

Newsom urged residents in evacuation zones to heed the orders from fire fighters and first responders.

The fire, which began on Wednesday, has now burned 96 structures including around 40 homes, and it is threatening 80,000 more with no signs of slowing.

Dry conditions with high winds across the state have made California a "tinderbox", said Jonathan Cox, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The Sonoma County Sheriff's office told residents in Larkfield-Wikiup late Sunday, "you need to leave immediately!"

"I'm pretty mad that we have to keep evacuating", he said. "Take care of each other", the Sonoma County sheriff's office tweeted.

The main evacuation order covers a huge part of Sonoma County, 45 minutes North of San Francisco, including tourist hotspot Santa Rosa. The Soda Rock and Field Stone wineries were totally destroyed by fire.

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Newsom said 3,000 fire personnel are working on the Kincade Fire.

It said: "A number of wildfires are now burning across California".

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, two small earthquakes were reported near the Geysers close to where the fire is burning in the early hours of Monday morning.

Meanwhile, the Tick Fire has been raging near Los Angeles, already having burned through 4615 acres of land according to CNN.

Patients evacuated from Sutter Hospital in Santa Rosa went to Sutter Health in Novato and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, KRON reported. Cal Maritime is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. "So the concern, obviously, is that wind will bring the fire toward the city". He said on Saturday that falling trees and breaking branches were likely.

The Tick Fire in Southern California has also destroyed structures, threatened homes and critical infrastructure, and caused the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents.

Officials at the Getty said the fire was burning to the north of the museum, which was designed with thick stone walls to prevent fire from damaging its treasures.

Power was shut off to 940,000 customers in northern California over the weekend.

Powerful winds in California earlier prompted a massive power shutoff to almost a million customers while wildfires raged across parts of the state.

The city of Vallejo said the blackout shut off its pumping station needed to access its well water, prompting an emergency.

PG&E announced the current shutoff last week.

The utility acknowledged a tower malfunction prompted a strategy change for determining when to kill high-voltage transmission lines, Andrew Vesey, CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric Co., said Friday.

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