CALISTOGA, Ca. High winds in California are pushing the deadly Tubbs wildfire into more cities and neighborhoods. That's just one of dozens of fires scorching the state right now.
PHOTO: Firefighters are battling wildfires in California, Photo Date: Oct 10, 2017
Those fires have killed 23 people, destroyed more than 3,500 buildings, and scorched about 170,000 acres of land. Theses fires forced the evacuation of 20,000 people. But, thousands of others have just gotten out on their own.
Cities Calistoga are now ghost towns. Police told all 5,000 people to get out, including Pierrett Therene. "You just don't know what to pack. You run around like crazy," said Therene. "We are just hoping for the best. Everybody says it's the wind that's going to come our way and we -- you know -- might end up losing the house."
The Tubbs Fire is one of the biggest and worst fires in California, but not the only one. There are 38 active fires torching California right now: 22 of those are considered 'large.'