San Diego county is experiencing a ‘state of emergency’ as a series of wildfires continue to rage on this week.
CBS LA reports that the Cocos flare-up on Thursday prompted “18,400 new evacuation notices, in addition to the 20,000 residents evacuated Wednesday. San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said it was a ‘reminder to everybody just how volatile this can be.'”
Gov. Brown has declared a state of emergency for San Diego County due to nine brush fires burning in the area, CBS LA notes.
YouTube user Jeb Durgin took this insane first hand account driving through the streets as the wildfires rage through the hills of San Diego county.
Also this morning, Gary Bryan spoke with his brother-in-law who lives in Escondido and whose home just narrowly escaped the flames of the wildfire. Listen to his account below.