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Fast-growing California wildfire forces evacuations

A fast-growing wildfire in Yolo County, California, grew to 1700 acres with no containment Saturday evening, forcing residents near two communities to flee under mandatory evacuation orders as hot, dry, windy weather elevated fire risk 90 miles north of San Francisco.

Inside the fire tornado that killed a California firefighter

The winds raged, as fast as 165 mph, uprooting trees and ripping off roofs. Windows on firefighting bulldozers shattered as gusts inside the vortex hurled debris, rocks and embers. Temperatures inside likely exceeded 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wildfires burn in California

The Carr Fire is causing residents of Redding, California, to flee their homes as the flames have damaged several buildings. The fire has killed two people fighting the flames.

A look at the California wildfires' jaw-dropping numbers

Barely two months after fires charred Northern California's wine country, the state is once again staring down a spate of wildfires, this time in Southern California. These fires are fueled by some of the strongest Santa Ana winds in recent memory. Here are some eye-popping numbers from these latest fires: