California on Alert as High Winds Feed Brushfires

Three homes have already been destroyed on Kimball Island.
3:00 | 01/15/14

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Transcript for California on Alert as High Winds Feed Brushfires
First, let's get to ginger with that situation developing in california. Driest condition yet. It was the driest year on record for california and now we've got pictures of the sierras, last year at this time and this year at this time. You remember snow equals rain equals drinking water and there is a big, big issue. It is not only that but you've got the santa anas in full effect. High temperatures being broken, records being broken. You've got fire warnings, you've got red flag warnings all up and down the state of california but we start on an island where people were trapped by fire. Kimball island. Overnight an island on fire drama between sacramento and san francisco. Flames devouring at least three homes and several outhouses on kimball island. Dry bush and bushes out there. Rescues were tricky. The coast guard rushing in to help people escape while both designed to fight fires doused whatever they could reach. Either had their own or they were saved. Reporter: Reporter dave marquis was right there in the sen tv it all. Reporter: Sections like this just going up like it's the middle of summer getting water on it to knock it out. Reporter: The fire reportedly starting in one of the homes but dry grass and high winds fueled that spread. Earlier in the day, another raging fire came dangerously close to the busy pacific coast highway as well as 25 homes in the upscale pacific palisades neighborhood. Just chaos and smoke and looked huge. Reporter: Fortunately crews contained that fire before major damage was done. The same could not be said in jurupa valley. My house is gone. Reporter: Flames there destroying four homes before 110 firefighters finally put it out. And I wish I had better news but the next week looks very dry and look at this, since july 1st only an inch and a half in san francisco. They usually have closer to ten inches. Ing 0, ginger, thank you.

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