Transcript for Raging wildfires ignite new round of evacuations
So we'll turn to the raging wildfires in California forcing new evacuations in los Angeles county as firefighters mourn the loss of one of their own now. ABC's zohreen shah has the latest on the ground there. This fire season has been relentless. Reporter: Hi, whit. It really has. The road behind me right now is blocked from cars coming in, officials urging people to get out. This is one of multiple fires threatening homes and lives. Overnight the bobcat fire near Los Angeles exploding in size to over 70,000 acres threatening structures, homeowners desperately hoping to protect their homes. Containment still under 20%. And then further east where we are, the 20,000-acre eldorado fire which was accidentally started during a gender reveal party now claiming the life of a firefighter. At least 35 others have lost their lives to wildfires in the west just this year and even though rain in Oregon is a break from flames and smoke, they are now bracing for flash floods and mudslides. And then late last night, a 4.5 earthquake hit south Almonte jolting many angelenos awake. There were two aftershocks. A seismologist says she felt it.
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