Massive wildfire in California prompts evacuation

About 2,000 people living in Northern California have been ordered to evacuate after a massive wildfire dubbed the ‘Kincade Fire’ exploded in size overnight.

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), the blaze ignited on Wednesday night exploded very fast, scorching over 40.5 sq.km by Thursday noon with zero containment, reports Xinhua news agency.

More than 500 firefighters were battling the blaze in Sonoma County, but their overnight efforts could only focus on evacuations and the high winds made the fire difficult to contain.

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