Calif. Governor Declares Emergency as 2 Wildfires Rage

"Two roaring wildfires in southern California prompted at least 2,300 evacuations and a state of emergency late Tuesday.

More than 15,000 acres have burned down, officials said.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed a state of emergency in Kern County in the southern Central Valley, according to a news release Tuesday night.

The fire in the Sequoia National Forest had spread across roughly 6,000 acres by Tuesday, said spokeswoman Michelle Puckett of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

About 300 additional firefighters joined a battle to contain it Tuesday, making it a total of 1,000 personnel fighting the flames."

CNN had the story July 28, 2010.

Source: CNN, 07/28/2010