Videos show how deadly Erskine fire exploded into inferno
The fire that has burned more than 100 homes spread with lightning speed Thursday night, fueled by wind, heat and many dead trees.
Videos taken of the Erskine fire show how it devoured so much land so quickly – nearly 30 square miles in less than 20 hours.
The blaze’s path has been marked by ruin: charred fields, burned-out cars, exploded propane tanks. The flames leveled homes — save for their brick chimneys — and at least three firefighters have been injured. Gov. Jerry Brown issued a state of emergency for Kern County.
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