the Creek Fire broke out Friday night near Fresno trapping around 200 people at the Mammoth Pool Reservoir. They were airlifted out to safety by helicopter. Officials say 20 people had injuries, including burns. The Creek Fire spread quickly and has now burned more than 73,000 acres.
Extreme Behavior of Creek Fire Baffles Fire Scientists
Dr. Scott Stephens has been monitoring the behavior of the Creek Fire. He says this fire is behaving differently than other fires he's observed in the Sierra Nevada region. Drought conditions have created enormous smoke plumes and intense heat in the interior of the fire.
Guest: Dr. Scott Stephens, Professor of Fire Science, UC Berkeley
Record-Breaking Temperatures Recorded in Southern California
Across California temperatures reached well into the triple digits on Saturday and Sunday with many places shattering old temperature records. North of Lost Angeles, Woodland Hills recorded a high temperature of 121 degrees on Sunday. The National Weather Service says that's the hottest temperature ever recorded by a weather station in Los Angeles County.
Reporter: Saul Gonzalez, KQED
Californians Prepare for More Power Shutoffs Amid Heatwave
There are two kinds of power outages looming over California right now, Rolling blackouts and public safety power shutoffs. Increased demand for power and high winds could mean shutoffs across the state in coming days.
Reporter: Raquel Maria Dillon, KQED