Fire in Orange County, California, scorches thousands of acres

Families were forced to flee from their homes, and two firefighters have been injured. Residents are worried about how coming stay-at-home orders might affect fire evacuations.
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And in the middle of this pandemic, in California tonight, they are battling a second emergency outside Los Angeles. Thousands of acres are burning right now. Families being forced from their homes. The bond fire roaring through the canyon southeast of los Angeles. Growing to 7200 aches in just 24 hours. Mandatory evacuations under way tonight. And what should the families do, what the governor preparing California for regional lockdowns again, as many families try to stay safe from the virus and safe from these fires. ABC's will Carr from the fire lines tonight. Reporter: Tonight in California, dual emergencies. A raging wildfire and a painful pandemic. The bond fire in Orange county scorching thousands of acres -- Go go go! Reporter: Forcing families to flee from their homes in the middle of the night. The fire came so fast that art couldn't get in, so we literally had to depend upon other neighbors to come and grab the horses, grab our dogs, cats. Reporter: Word tonight that two firefighters have been hurt in a region that hasn't seen significant rainfall in quite some time. You can hear the flames eating through this bone dry brush, which is acting essentially as a jet fuel for this fire. Pushing the fire, Santa Ana winds with gusts over 90 miles per hour. Powerful enough to knock over tractor trailers in San Diego county, where the willow fire has damaged homes. And coupled with the extreme fire danger, California's looming stay at home orders, announced today, which could leave families with few options if they're told to evacuate. David, tonight, with the win fanning these flames and the smoke being pushed around, we're expecting red flag conditions into next week as part of a historic fire season that's showing no signs of letting up. All right, will Carr from Orange county. Will, thank you.

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