Diablo winds fanning fires across Northern California

The Merrill Fire has forced many families from their homes while thousands of people are still going without power in the region.
1:17 | 10/11/19

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There is also a wildfire emergency to the north of where kayna is. Homes now threatened in the hills east of San Francisco tonight. Families already forced to evacuate there. Reports of children racing into their parents' room, saying "The hills are on fire. Kws millions have already been without power. We have reported on that, a preemptive move by the power companies so the lines will not spark anymore fires. ABC's will Carr on that part of the story tonight. Reporter: Tonight, diablo winds fanning fires across northern California. The Merrill fire forcing families from their homes in the middle of the night. My daughter came running into our bedroom, screaming, "The hill is on fire." Reporter: Another fire breaking out on San Bruno mountain. Look at all those homes that lie in wait. Pg&e, after being held responsible for other blazes, proactivities shutting off power to hundreds of thousands across the area. Including Perry biestman. He's 90 years old, he's blind. Reporter: And now, biestman is trapped in his home, unable to use his electrical-powered lift one day before his 91st birthday. It's just gone on too long. Reporter: Tonight, it's unclear how long the power will be off. David? Will Carr and kayna Whitworth from California tonight. Thanks to you both. And this is not the only

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