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Waiting To Leave After An Evacuation Order Meant A Terrifying Exodus For One Woman

PORTER RANCH, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 11: Firefighters work on a house fire during the Saddleridge Fire in the early morning hours on October 11, 2019 in Porter Ranch, California. The fast moving wind-driven fire has burned more than 7,500 acres and destroyed 25 structures. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
PORTER RANCH, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 11: Firefighters work on a house fire during the Saddleridge Fire in the early morning hours on October 11, 2019 in Porter Ranch, California. The fast moving wind-driven fire has burned more than 7,500 acres and destroyed 25 structures. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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During wildfires, fire experts estimate about 10 percent of people ignore evacuation orders, and another 25 percent wait around to see how bad the fire is before leaving. KPCC’s Sharon McNary has the story of one woman in that wait-and-see group.