U.S. AUTHORITIES DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN CALIFORNIA
California Governor Gavin Newsome has declared a state of emergency across the state due to wildfires that have covered thousands of hectares of bushes and affected farmland.
California authorities said they are using all available means and coordinating their steps with a number of federal agencies to put out fires called "Kincaid." She noted that attempts to control and surround the fires were facing difficulties in the face of extreme weather and strong winds in the region in recent times.
This comes two days after a state of emergency was imposed in Los Angeles and Sonoma counties in California.
Security authorities in Sonoma County, known as vineyards, announced that 180,000 people had been evacuated as a result of the fires. The evacuation was the largest in the province's history. Fires in Sonoma alone are burning on an area of about 12,000 hectares.
In Los Angeles County, authorities cut off power as a precautionary step on residential buildings where nearly 1 million people live, warning that the cuts could include an additional 1.5 million people in 36 counties in total.
Embers flying and buildings burning at the @SodaRockWinery in Alexander Valley. A blazing scene that shows how wind gusts can turn a spot fire into a much larger issue. Flames burning on the other side of highway 128 as well. @NBCNightlyNews @NBCNews @TODAYshow pic.twitter.com/bxnQSpPC3f— Sam Brock (@SamBrockNBC) October 27, 2019