Firefighters with the Marin County Fire Department"s Tamalpais Fire Crew monitor a backfire as they battle the Valley Fire on September 13, 2015 near Middletown, California
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California wildfires: Governor declares state of emergency

The governor of California has declared a state of emergency after wildfires forced thousands of people to flee their homes.

Four firefighters were hurt tackling one blaze and scores of properties are reported to have been destroyed.

The fires across northern California are being blamed on high temperatures and years of drought.

James Cook reports from Los Angeles.

  • 14 Sep 2015
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