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Is a Fox News alert millions of people at the mercy of mother nature.
At the mercy of mother nature as he's wildfires continue to rage across California including this one in Ventura county.
That has already burned 101000 acres on the State's southern coast.
Forced thousands of people out of their homes and evacuation of a college campuses well.
Big news this morning as a brand new hour of America's Newsroom gets under way -- Martha MacCallum.
Bill Hemmer good morning be strong winds high temperatures -- it's a terrible combination.
-- you have more than 900 firefighters working through the night trying to protect 2000 homes and businesses.
And that is just what we know of at the moment he's panicked residents forced to leave everything behind in their homes.
We've just praying that everything's going to be okay that we need to get out.
-- -- That's just don't know about twenty minutes ago and it just keeps going.
That's a lot in the south and a lot of time and memories and I just don't want to lose -- so.
-- here until the end -- protects.
-- -- We much -- joins me now he's in Camarillo California so what's the latest there -- Well Martha -- about eight miles north of Malibu right -- Pacific Coast Highway as you can see the ocean is here.
Basically as you said about 900 firefighters trying to get a handle on this thing.
In the last 44 hours it is -- about fifteen square miles and -- we arrived.
These flames were burning towards is very quickly.
The sun came up the Santa -- kicked in and now the winds are blowing basically out of the east in the north an entirely different direction.
And of course most fires are.
Basically wind driven as you said overnight we about 925 firefighters basically.
Cutting containment lines trying to slow this fire down some of these areas have not burned.
For decades they're very very dry you saw a thirty foot flames so -- put a containment line both with a bulldozer and hand crews.
And on the use basically a backfire controlled burn so -- that that fire begins to approach they'll set a fire in front of it tried to burn some -- that vegetation so you don't have thirty foot wall of flames hitting a subdivision.
This is very very dry we have not this is basically the third driest winter on record.
The humidity levels yesterday were 45%.
That's like paper newspaper to a fire.
And that's what they're dealing with again today as you mentioned we're expecting ninety.
Degree temperatures maybe forty mile an hour Santa Ana winds red flag warnings remain in effect till about 5 PM and it's -- cool off for the weekend.
Learning to -- it sounds like a really bad combination -- at this point -- your heart just breaks for those people.
So scared as that fire gets closer to their homes what areas are they most concerned about right now.
And how confident are they that they can that they can get an -- protect them.
Well one of the problems is in these canyons you ghosts are going up these coastal canyons in the wins.
-- -- get bit pressure down and move very very quickly much faster and and much stronger than where I'm at now.
In those canyons you have sporadic homes.
I'm on the north side some of those subdivisions that you saw yesterday those were saved and is moving and endeavor direction but US homes in here and that's structure protection is very hard because you've got that vegetation going right up.
To be out walls basically of the home back.
William thank you we'll see you later.
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