Fires spread amid power outages in Northern California

  • A firefighter stops to look at a wall of fire while battling a grass fire on East Cypress Road in Knightsen, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. The grass fire originated 3:08 a.m. on Gateway Boulevard on Bethel Island as reported by the East Contra Costa Fire Department. The fire then spread to a second location on East Cypress Road at 5:45 a.m. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/San Jose Mercury News via AP)

  • Firefighters try to save a home on Tigertail Road during the Getty fire, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)

  • Flames erupt in the tall brush surrounding an electrical pole on a hillside in Vallejo, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. The Glen Cove Fire started on the Vallejo side and the Sky Fire started on the Crockett side. Both fires closed down the Carquinez Bridge and Interstate 80, prompting evacuations in the cities of Vallejo and Crockett. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/San Jose Mercury News via AP)

  • A firefighter battles a grass fire on East Cypress Road in Knightsen, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.   (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/San Jose Mercury News via AP)

  • Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said about 3,300 homes are threatened in the Mountaingate and Mandeville Canyon areas. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/San Jose Mercury News via AP)

  • Nearly 200,000 people have been ordered from their Northern California homes, including jail inmates and more than 100 hospital patients as well as animals amid fierce winds that prompted the state’s largest utility to cut off power to more than 2.5 million people to try to stave off further wildfires sparked by its power lines. (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)

  • A helicopter drops water on the grounds of the California State University Maritime Academy while battling a grass fire in Vallejo, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/San Jose Mercury News via AP)

  • Fire conditions statewide made California “a tinderbox,” said Jonathan Cox, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Of the state’s 58 counties, 43 were under red flag warnings for high fire danger Sunday. (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)

  • Tens of thousands of them were ordered to flee in the middle of the night, sending a surge of people to the roads, clogging highways and filling shelters. Many were victims of the deadly wildfires in October 2017 that killed 44 people and destroyed thousands of homes. (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)

  • A man walks past a burning home during the Getty fire, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)

  • With ferocious winds driving multiple wildfires through bone-dry vegetation and nearly 200,000 people ordered to leave their homes, California’s governor declared a statewide emergency Sunday. (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)

  • California Fire officials said Sunday that the fire had grown to burn over 85 square miles, and officials reported containment had dropped to 5%. At least 94 structures have been destroyed. (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)

  • Firefighters try to save a home on Tigertail Road from the Getty fire, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)

  • The biggest evacuation was in Northern California’s Sonoma County where 180,000 people were told to pack up and leave, many in the middle of the night. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)

  • PG&E officials say they are expecting strong winds to whip up again Tuesday and that they have notified 500,000 customers — or more than 1 million people — that they are likely to have their power turned off for the third time in a week.  (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)

  • Flames erupt in the tall brush surrounding an electrical pole on a hillside in Vallejo, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.  (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/San Jose Mercury News via AP)

  • A firefighter drags a hose closer to battle a grass fire on East Cypress Road in Knightsen, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/San Jose Mercury News via AP)

  • A firefighter battles a grass fire on East Cypress Road in Knightsen, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.  (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/San Jose Mercury News via AP)

  • An airplane drops fire retardant on a hillside while battling a grass fire in Vallejo, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.  (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/San Jose Mercury News via AP)

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