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California Evacuates 50,000 As Fires Spread

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Updated October 26, 2019
Inmate firefighters march past an American flag, while led by a fire captain, as they work to put out hot spots from the Tick Fire on October 25, 2019 in Canyon Country, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

 

US officials on Saturday ordered about 50,000 people to evacuate parts of the San Francisco Bay area in California as hot dry winds are forecast to fan raging wildfires.

“We are announcing an evacuation of approximately 50,000 people,” Mark Essick, sheriff for Sonoma county, told reporters. “We’re evacuating because this fire is very dangerous.”












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