California Wildfires Triple in Size Overnight, Forcing Mandatory Evacuations

The blaze now covers nearly 15,000 acres, increasing the season total to over 8 million acres.
2:14 | 09/11/15

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Now to a new wildfire in California, exploding in size overnight. Homes destroyed. Hundreds more in jeopardy with people forced to flee. ABC's aditi Roy is in Jackson, California, with the latest. Good morning, aditi. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Take a look at the wall of flames behind me leading right up to the road. This blaze exploded overnight tripling in side and forcing homeowners out the door. Overnight, a massive wildfire tripling in size to nearly 15,000 acres outside Sacramento. 1500 structures in jeopardy. Yeah, structure protection. Reporter: And this morning, only 10% containment. It was scary. I can't -- I can't put it into words. Reporter: Rescuers scrambling to get to areas where they fear people may still be trapped. Firefighters were working hard to get into those areas and aircraft as you've seen overhead has been hitting it very hard. Reporter: But flames destroying eight structures so far. Police going door to door issuing mandatory evacuations. We got some stuff out of my daughter's house. Reporter: This morning, in Jackson, 10,000 still without power. Schools in the area closed today. It's still unclear how the fire started. That is still under investigation. Robin. Aditi, thank you. Dry in the west. Wet across much of the rest of the country. Ginger, flooding from pretty much here to Texas? Yes, so much to show you. The firefighters not only struggling through the flames but struggling with the record-breaking heat. It's going to do it again today especially in that Sacramento valley. You could break a record at 107, Redding, 110. The heat goes up to Portland where they could break a record at 96 and heat advisories all the way to San Diego. Flash flooding and see it from San Antonio, these pictures coming in. At least one person killed. One missing at this hour and several injured as they got swept up in the flash flooding. The Numbers are pretty impressive, 2 to 5 inches of rain even when you got to the east coast this picture out of Connecticut, Long Island had 4 1/2 inches and now most of that has moved into Maine and we move out of here today.

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