Three major wildfires are raging across parts of California. Governor-elect Gavin Newsom, who is acting governor while the incumbent, Jerry Brown, is out of state, called a state of emergency.
In the Santa Rosa Valley, first responders are battling the Hill Fire, which broke out Thursday afternoon. Further north, the Camp Fire is ravaging parts of Northern California, causing evacuation of nearly 30,000 residents yesterday. The Woolsey Fire, the smallest of the three wildfires is burning in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
Five people burned to death in their cars as they tried to get away from flames in the Camp Fire, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office.
The fires have been fueled by high winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation. The threat continues through Friday, with millions of Californians under "red flag" warnings. The forecast continues calls for windy, arid and warm conditions.
There have been no disruptions to our operations. We will continue to follow these dangerous conditions in California.