California fires bring more chopper rescues, power shut-offs

 

Last updated 9/11/2020 at 8:58pm

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Flames burn at a home leveled by the Creek Fire along Highway 168 Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Fresno County.

Helicopters rescued more people from wildfires Tuesday, Sept. 8, as flames chewed through bone-dry California after a scorching Labor Day weekend that saw a dramatic airlift of more than 200 people and ended with the state's largest utility cutting power to 172,000 customers to try to prevent more blazes.

Rescue helicopters pulled dozens of people from the Sierra National Forest through the morning, the California National Guard said.

California has already set a record with 2 million acres (809,000 hectares) burned this year, and the worst part of the wildfire season is just beginning. Th...



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