As wildfires continue to burn into their third day in Northern California, consistent high winds continue to create trouble for fire crews battling the flames that have overtaken some parts of the Golden State’s famed wine country north of San Francisco, reducing entire subdivisions and neighborhoods to ash, burning over 100,000 acres, displacing thousands, and killing at least 17 people.
Fire officials are trying to get ahead of the wildfires during the day on Wednesday with weather forecasts of strong winds overnight and heading into Thursday morning that could spread cinders. Evacuations continue across the affected counties.
Larry checks in with CAL FIRE and reporters covering this developing story in NorCal to hear the challenges firefighters are facing and the human impact of the fires.
Jonathan Cox, battalion chief at State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection; he is also a public information officer with CAL FIRE's Communications Office; he tweets @firechiefcox