Wildfires Threaten Thousands In Northern California

Wildfires raced across Northern California overnight, charring at least 9,000 acres and forcing thousands from their homes, fire officials said. The King Fire is roaring through the El Dorado National Forest, about 60 miles east of Sacramento Some 8,600 acres have burned and the flames are only 5% contained, according Cal Fire. The King Fire obscures the sun east of Sacramento. Thousands of folks have had to evacuate. “We still have about 500 homes — we’re calling them threatened — and we just people to stay out of them for now,” Lynne Tomalchoff, a Cal Fire spokeswoman, told CNN affiliate KCRA.

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