California burning

(NBC News) California is now in the midst of the third most destructive wildfire in the state’s history.

The so-called valley fire, burning 100 miles north of San Francisco has destroyed nearly two-thousand structures.

While the fires are slowly being contained more homes are being threatened.

“I’m pretty upset because I know 9 or 10 homes have burnt, probably on our street,” said Maggie Tharp, an evacuee from California.

In the last two weeks six people have been killed.

California governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency and is requesting a presidential disaster declaration to provide federal help with the recovery.

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