Transcript for Tens of thousands evacuate as winds fuel more California fires
From tropical storms to those wildfires which are raging in the west forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes. Kaylee Hartung joins us now from the fire zone in yorba Linda, California. Good morning, Kaylee. Reporter: Hey, good morning, Michael. We have watched this fire climb this hillside. There is very little separating these flames from the neighborhood below and hundreds of homes. Fire crews have been working overnight and now police are going door to door here telling people it's time to go. Overnight multiple wildfires exploding in southern California. Hurricane-force winds driving these flames in Orange county as 150,000 residents are warned to Please leave your houses immediately. We have not experienced a wind event like this so combining that with the year round fire season and now the winds, this is -- we're definitely up against it right now. Reporter: The most severe Santa Ana winds this year with gusts over 70 miles per hour. Until these winds die Dow this fire is unstoppable. Red flag warnings are fire crews forced to battle the blazes on foot. Just outside Los Angeles, the Silverado fire quickly engulfing more than 7,000 acres and critically injuring two first responders. They're gravely injured. We ask that everybody keep them in their thoughts and prayers. Reporter: Red flag wars leading authorities to shut down power for thousands of customers potentially impacting more than a million californians. Now, those red flag warnings are going to continue through the day from southern Oregon over to here in southern California, we don't expect to see winds as extreme as we saw yesterday, but in these dry conditions, a winds could continue to spread these wildfires. George. We sure hope it dies down. Thanks very much.
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