New wildfires in Southern California are forcing thousands of people from their homes. In Ventura County alone, the Thomas Fire has burned more than 55-thousand acres – with some 27-thousand people evacuated and about 150 structures lost. There is zero containment and overnight, officials say it jumped Highway 101.
There's also the Creek Fire, which has scorched about eleven-thousand acres near Sylmar. As a result, California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency and warned people to evacuate if they're ordered to.
But there’s also the Rye Fire in Santa Clarita to contend with. Charring about 200-acres at last check, L.A. County Fire officials say two water-dropping helicopters were diverted from the Creek Fire in Sylmar to battle this blaze.
Adding to all this mess? Reports of hydrants running dry and power outages. Officials say residents should expect to be without power for days.