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Kincade Fire: Hundreds are evacuated when wildfire explodes to 10,000 acres



The Kincade Fire detonated on Wednesday night has scorched 10,000 acres, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported Thursday morning.

More than 550 houses – with about 1,700 inhabitants – are affected by evacuation orders due to the uncontrollable fire, officials from the Sonoma district said. Further evacuations can take place.

The fire broke out on the same day that California's largest power company launched another round of deliberate power outages to prevent its equipment from causing forest fires. It is burning near the failure site in Sonoma County, officials from Pacific Gas & Electric said early Thursday.

The latest blackouts will continue at least through Thursday in parts of 1

7 counties, including Sonoma's Wine Country. In northern and southern California, there are warnings of more than 25 million people with red flags, which means that rising temperatures, low humidity and high winds increase the risk of fire. Wednesday (midnight & Z) grew Sonoma County sheriff's Sgt. Juan Valencia said.

When the fire burned, the winds nearby stormed up to 76 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said.

River Rock Casino was asked to evacuate along with other areas east of Geyserville, about 80 miles north of San Francisco, the sheriff's office said. The American Red Cross has set up two evacuation centers.

The sheriff's office in Sonoma County shared a video about the fast-moving fire. It warned the residents to be careful. "That's why we issued evacuation orders, be safe, Sonoma County," it said.

Ashes fell on Thursday in the "like snow" fire zone, tweeted the fire data scientist Nicholas McCarthy, calling the scorched residue "Pyrometeore".

In October 2017, the Tubbs fire devastated tens of thousands of mornings in Sonoma County, killing nearly two dozen people. In Santa Rosa alone, a fire extinguished thousands of homes in the city about 80 kilometers northwest of San Francisco.

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