California Fires Continue
In a state that continues to send folks to Idaho, there could be another reason why so many Californians will leave the Golden State. There is now a statewide emergency declaration in place across California due to the dangerous wildfires and fire conditions. The Kincade Fire in Sonoma County has already burned more than 54,000 acres, forced the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people and threatened hundreds of structures.
Meanwhile, the Tick Fire in the southern part of the state has also destroyed structures, threatened homes and critical infrastructure, and caused the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents.
Athletes and movie stars are also among those that have been impacted by the fires. According to fire officials in Los Angeles, a "very dynamic fire" sparked on the hillside near the Getty Center early Monday morning. Mandatory evacuations were issued for residents in the area. LeBron James and his family were one of the families told to leave their homes.
He tweeted, "Had to emergency evacuate my house and I’ve been driving around with my family trying to get rooms. No luck so far!" Over 10,000 residential and commercial buildings are in the evacuation zone. Do you feel the recent round of power blackouts prevented this situation from being worse than it is, why or why not? What resources are needed to bring these fires under control?