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California Governor, Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in the Lake and Napa Counties due to the deadly and rapidly growing Valley Fires. According to reports, the fire has spread across 60,000 acres.
By Monday morning, the fires were only 5% contained, as reported by USA Today. The fire, which broke out on Saturday north of San Francisco and west of Sacramento, has killed one person and caused four firefighters to suffer from second-degree burns. The Associated Press said that the firefighters were hospitalized in stable condition.
Weather.com wrote that mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the communities of Cobb, Seigler Canyon, Loch Lomond, Middletown and Hidden Valley Lakes, Cal Fire said. Evacuations were also ordered for several roads in the area and evacuation centers have been set up at the Kelseyville Presbyterian Church, Kelsyville High School, the Calistoga Fair Grounds, and Red Cross.