It can be difficult to follow all the information about fast-changing wildfires. CapRadio Managing Editor and former CAL FIRE captain Linnea Edmeier explains the terms firefighters use and what you should do when you hear them.
UPDATE 8:55 p.m.: (AP) - The death toll from wildfires raging in Northern California has now grown to 17, with 11 coming in Sonoma County alone. The blazes have also left at least 180 people injured and have destroyed more than 2,000 buildings.
Evacuation orders were issued for the town of Coulterville due to the Detwiler Fire burning in the rugged mountains of Mariposa County outside of Yosemite National Park, which has scorched 45,724 acres and is 7 percent contained.
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