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In Pictures: Wildfires batter northern, southern California

Updated : 2019-10-29 08:37:04

A wildfire on Los Angeles' wealthy west side destroyed several homes and forced thousands to flee early Monday, while a blaze in Northern California wine country exploded in size.

Embers fly across a roadway as the Kincade Fire burns through the Jimtown community of Sonoma County. The blaze has exploded to more than 100 square miles (260 square kilometres), destroying at least 40 homes. Nearly 200,000 people were under evacuation orders, mostly from Santa Rosa. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Embers fly across a roadway as the Kincade Fire burns through the Jimtown community of Sonoma County. The blaze has exploded to more than 100 square miles (260 square kilometres), destroying at least 40 homes. Nearly 200,000 people were under evacuation orders, mostly from Santa Rosa. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A wildfire on Los Angeles' wealthy west side destroyed several homes and forced thousands to flee early Monday, while a blaze in Northern California wine country exploded in size. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A wildfire on Los Angeles' wealthy west side destroyed several homes and forced thousands to flee early Monday, while a blaze in Northern California wine country exploded in size. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Hand crews work a wildfire-damaged hillside as the Getty fire burns on Mandeville Canyon in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Hand crews work a wildfire-damaged hillside as the Getty fire burns on Mandeville Canyon in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Firefighters from San Matteo work to extinguish flames from the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County. (AP Photo/Ethan Swope)
Firefighters from San Matteo work to extinguish flames from the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County. (AP Photo/Ethan Swope)
A firefighter drags a hose closer to battle a grass fire on East Cypress Road in Knightsen. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/San Jose Mercury News via AP)
A firefighter drags a hose closer to battle a grass fire on East Cypress Road in Knightsen. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/San Jose Mercury News via AP)
The flames that roared up a hillside near the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles' Brentwood section illustrated the unprecedented danger the state faces as high winds batter both ends of California. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
The flames that roared up a hillside near the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles' Brentwood section illustrated the unprecedented danger the state faces as high winds batter both ends of California. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
San Francisco skyline is photographed from Grizzly Peak Boulevard in Oakland. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/East Bay Times via AP)
San Francisco skyline is photographed from Grizzly Peak Boulevard in Oakland. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/East Bay Times via AP)
California's biggest utility cut off power to an estimated 2.5 million people in the northern part of the state over the weekend to prevent its equipment from sparking more fires. More deliberate blackouts are possible in the coming days. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
California's biggest utility cut off power to an estimated 2.5 million people in the northern part of the state over the weekend to prevent its equipment from sparking more fires. More deliberate blackouts are possible in the coming days. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Pacific Gas & Electric acknowledge Monday that despite the outages, its power lines may have started two smaller fires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has also said its transmission lines may have been responsible for the Sonoma County fire. (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)
Pacific Gas & Electric acknowledge Monday that despite the outages, its power lines may have started two smaller fires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has also said its transmission lines may have been responsible for the Sonoma County fire. (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)
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