Wildfires spread rapidly in Southern California are forcing thousands of residents to evacuate. Scorching temperatures, dry conditions and Santa Ana winds are fueling the flames. Some 10,000 acres has burned in San Diego County, including the nearly uncontrollable fire in San Marcos.
Anderson spoke with San Marcos fire chief, Brett Van Wey. There's still a full evacuation of 5,000 homes in the city. "It's a moving target as far as estimating size, we're only about five percent contained right now," Van Wey said.
Watch Gary Tuchman's report from the frontlines in San Marcos, California.
One family whose home was destroyed spoke to Anderson about the miraculous survival of their dog Rocky.
Watch Ted Rowlands’ report from inside an air tanker and see how they battle wildfires from above.
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