California Wildfires: Nearly 200,000 Forced To Evacuate Amid Statewide Emergency | NBC Nightly News


THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. SAM, WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST SAM, WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES TONIGHT? CHALLENGES TONIGHT?>>Reporter: KATE, GOOD EVENING.>>Reporter: KATE, GOOD EVENING. CERTAINLY COUNTERING THE MASSIVE CERTAINLY COUNTERING THE MASSIVE FLAMES IN SONOMA COUNTY. FLAMES IN SONOMA COUNTY. AT THE SAME TIME, LOOK AT ALL AT THE SAME TIME, LOOK AT ALL THESE HOT SPOTS AND SMOKE. THESE HOT SPOTS AND SMOKE. THEY ARE EVERYWHERE. THEY ARE EVERYWHERE. WITH WIND CONDITIONS, IT ONLY WITH WIND CONDITIONS, IT ONLY TAKES ONE BIG GUST FOR THAT TO TAKES ONE BIG GUST FOR THAT TO GO SOUTH IN A HURRY. GO SOUTH IN A HURRY. TONIGHT, THE WORST FIRE TONIGHT, THE WORST FIRE CALIFORNIA HAS SEEN THIS SEASON CALIFORNIA HAS SEEN THIS SEASON IS TEARING THROUGH WINE COUNTRY, IS TEARING THROUGH WINE COUNTRY, BURNING HOMES AND REDUCING BURNING HOMES AND REDUCING WINERIES TO ASH, FUELED BY WINERIES TO ASH, FUELED BY HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS, FORCING HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS, FORCING 200,000 PEOPLE TO EVACUATE. 200,000 PEOPLE TO EVACUATE. JAMMING THE HIGHWAY AS 2.5 JAMMING THE HIGHWAY AS 2.5 MILLION ARE STILL WITHOUT POWER. MILLION ARE STILL WITHOUT POWER.>>THE WINDS THAT WE PREDICTED>>THE WINDS THAT WE PREDICTED ARE HERE. ARE HERE. THE CREWS ARE ACTIVELY ENGAGED THE CREWS ARE ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN A PRETTY INTENSE FIREFIGHT. IN A PRETTY INTENSE FIREFIGHT.>>Reporter: THE NIGHTMARE>>Reporter: THE NIGHTMARE UNFOLDING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES. UNFOLDING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES.>>HOW CLOSE THAT IS TO THE>>HOW CLOSE THAT IS TO THE HIGHWAY. HIGHWAY.>>Reporter: WITH WIND GUSTS AT>>Reporter: WITH WIND GUSTS AT 93 MILES AN HOUR, TEMPORARILY 93 MILES AN HOUR, TEMPORARILY GROUNDING THE AIR ATTACK. GROUNDING THE AIR ATTACK. IT’S SO STRONG AND GOING IT’S SO STRONG AND GOING EVERYWHERE, EMBERS HAVE STARTED EVERYWHERE, EMBERS HAVE STARTED AT LEAST SIX SPOT FIRES IF NOT AT LEAST SIX SPOT FIRES IF NOT MORE. MORE. THE GOVERNOR HAS DECLARED A THE GOVERNOR HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY ACROSS STATE OF EMERGENCY ACROSS CALIFORNIA AS HISTORIC CALIFORNIA AS HISTORIC CONDITIONS SPARK OTHER BLAZES CONDITIONS SPARK OTHER BLAZES LIKE THIS ONE IN VALLEJO. LIKE THIS ONE IN VALLEJO.>>OH, MY GOD.>>OH, MY GOD.>>OH, MY GOD.>>OH, MY GOD.>>I CANNOT BELIEVE THEY’RE>>I CANNOT BELIEVE THEY’RE LETTING US DRIVE THROUGH THIS. LETTING US DRIVE THROUGH THIS.>>Reporter: HOT EMBERS BEING>>Reporter: HOT EMBERS BEING CARRIED BY STRONG WINDS MORE CARRIED BY STRONG WINDS MORE THAN A MILE AWAY. THAN A MILE AWAY. SPOT FIRES HAVE BEEN POPPING UP SPOT FIRES HAVE BEEN POPPING UP ALL DAY. ALL DAY. THE PROBLEM IS WITH CONDITIONS THE PROBLEM IS WITH CONDITIONS AS WINDY AS THEY ARE, IF AS WINDY AS THEY ARE, IF FIREFIGHTERS DON’T GET ON IT FIREFIGHTERS DON’T GET ON IT RIGHT NOW, IT COULD BE A LOT RIGHT NOW, IT COULD BE A LOT WORSE THAN JUST A SPOT FIRE. WORSE THAN JUST A SPOT FIRE. WITH SECTIONS OF HIGHWAY 101 WITH SECTIONS OF HIGHWAY 101 SHUT DOWN. SHUT DOWN.>>THE FIRE HAS JUMPED>>THE FIRE HAS JUMPED CONTAINMENT LINES. CONTAINMENT LINES.>>Reporter: HAVE YOU EVER SEEN>>Reporter: HAVE YOU EVER SEEN FIRE JUMP OVER HERE? FIRE JUMP OVER HERE?>>NOT IN MY 30 YEARS I’VE BEEN>>NOT IN MY 30 YEARS I’VE BEEN LIVING HERE. LIVING HERE.>>Reporter: HOURS BEFORE THE>>Reporter: HOURS BEFORE THE BLAZE BLEW THROUGH, HE RIGGED BLAZE BLEW THROUGH, HE RIGGED THE SITE WITH SPRINKLERS. THE SITE WITH SPRINKLERS.>>YOU CHANGED THE LIVES OF>>YOU CHANGED THE LIVES OF PROBABLY FIVE TO TEN FAMILIES. PROBABLY FIVE TO TEN FAMILIES.>>WE DID.>>WE DID.>>Reporter: 3,000 FIREFIGHTERS>>Reporter: 3,000 FIREFIGHTERS ARE BATTLING TO KEEP THE FLAME ARE BATTLING TO KEEP THE FLAME FROM SPREADING SOUTHWEST NEAR FROM SPREADING SOUTHWEST NEAR HEAVILY POPULATED AREAS, TRYING HEAVILY POPULATED AREAS, TRYING TO PROTECT MORE LIVES AND TO PROTECT MORE LIVES AND PROPERTY FROM THE WRATH OF THE PROPERTY FROM THE WRATH OF THE CONTAINED FIRE, FAR FROM OVER. CONTAINED FIRE, FAR FROM OVER.>>SAM, THE WINDS SEEM TO BE THE>>SAM, THE WINDS SEEM TO BE THE KEY HERE. KEY HERE. WHAT ARE WE EXPECTING FOR WHAT ARE WE EXPECTING FOR TOMORROW AND TONIGHT? TOMORROW AND TONIGHT?>>Reporter: IT’S A LITTLE BIT>>Reporter: IT’S A LITTLE BIT LIGHTER RIGHT NOW, KATE. LIGHTER RIGHT NOW, KATE. IT’S EXPECTED TO PICK UP GOING IT’S EXPECTED TO PICK UP GOING INTO TONIGHT. INTO TONIGHT. NOT AS BAD AS THE NIGHT BEFORE.

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  1. 🇨🇦 this news reporter is saying exactly the same thing as those other reporters of last year., very suspicious indeed!

  2. Humans and animals are being burned out of their own habitat, slowly being stripped away…. the land, farms, agriculture, food, air, nature, homes, culture….etc….this is insane..

  3. Our hearts and prayers are with you Californians. My son is in the military 20 yrs old. He's been activated.
    Our prayers are with your community, troops, firefighters, all rescue teams, all of you. ❣

  4. You all laughed when other states, as well as trump said to clean out dead undergrowth….now it seems to be causeing a problem for californians. But dont worry, other taxpaying states who take responsibility for their own woods and forest lands will flip the bill for you. So you can rebuild your homes, and let your forests become tenderboxes untill next time.

  5. Its very insulting people mocking the state as a joke. Honestly.
    We may Burn in the West, but we dont mock the Midwest for being Blown or The East for Being Battered.

  6. Stop crying, this is the result of bad forest land management that has been in the making for the last 45 years

  7. Malachi 4:1
    Surely the day is coming;(IT IS HERE) it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them. 2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves. 3 Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty

  8. EZIEKIEL 20:48
    ALL FLESH SHALL SEE THAT I THE LORD HAVE SET THE FIRE CAUSE THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO QUENCH IT
    BELIEVE ON JESUS HOLY NAME N BE SAVED THY IN THY HOUSEHOLD ACTS 16 31

  9. If the environmentalist wackos would stop preventing the forests from being cleared of all the dead brush that has been piling up these fires would not be as deadly. Gotta save a slug or something else that lives in the dead brush that is now burning them to death.

  10. Funny how the Democrats are falsely accusing the president,, Again, but their capital democratic state burns. Almost ironic isn't it. I dont think America should help with the fires, California isn't America

  11. Theyre letting you drive through flames because they want destruction, death, carnage. Wake up Cali, you're under attack.

  12. Isaiah 29: 6. The Lord of armies will come in with thunder and earth-shaking and great noise, with rushing wind and storm, and the flame of burning fire.

    Maybe the state should make that be the holy fire for them and put inside it all the bad laws, laws about abortion, bible, gospel, and more….

  13. As a pipefitter, I've been saying for many years that people need to have their houses rigged up with copper pipe full of 1000s of small holes running across the roof and under the awnings around their entire houses so that if a fire comes they can turn on an emergency valve that drenches their house with water 💦 throughout the fire 🔥 It would save lives, property damage and insurance cost in the billions. I can't believe a system like that isn't mandatory. Even rigging your front yard and fence with a fireproof copper pipe high pressure spray system is a good idea.

  14. Psalms 11:5-6
    [5]The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loueth violence, his soule hateth.
    [6]Upon the wicked hee shall raine snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

  15. Time for a regime change in California. Spend money on your antiquated power system and maybe this would happen. MORONS!

  16. show you never Kick a man down you never know when you're going to need somebody Lord bless everyone we needed it

  17. The lady said, “I can’t believe they’re letting us drive through this”, like she is grateful she has permission to flee for her life. Poor Californians, to pay their hard-earned tax dollars to their crooked elected officials who don’t care one bit about them. The rest of the country still cares, and we’re waiting for you guys to wake up, and remember that your governor, senators,reps,and mayors all work for you. Are you going to give them a raise come 2020, or fire them?

  18. https://youtu.be/TjP-OhU9C6g
    Someone tell schumer, schiff and pelosi while they are seeking revenge on Trump their state is burning down…someone needs to stop them or there will be no cali left..sad…they just walked away with all yals money..now they gettingbur property..agenda 21..the U.N owns cali now

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