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Wildfires Are Quickly Spreading Through Napa County, And People Need To Evacuate Now

By Mark Pygas

California's wine region is being ravaged by wildfires that have killed at least two people and injured two others. Mass evacuations ordered by Governor of California Jerry Brown, who has declared a state of emergency, have led 20,000 people to flee Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba.

"These fires have destroyed structures and continue to threaten thousands of homes, necessitating the evacuation of thousands of residents," the deceleration reads.  

“This is the new normal,” Brown said in an interview with CBS 60 Minutes. “We’re about ready to have firefighting at Christmas. This is very odd and unusual. That’s a preposterous idea, not even a shred of truth in that statement,” he said. “I don’t think President Trump has a fear of the Lord, the fear of the wrath of God, which leads one to more humility, and this is such a reckless disregard for the truth and for the existential consequences that can be unleashed.” 

According to the head of California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Kim Pimlott, around 1,500 buildings and tens of thousands of acres have already been destroyed. Pimlott said that the cause of the fire is currently unknown.