California Wildfires Worsen

(NBC News) California fire crews are racing to get a handle on the “Rocky” wildfire burning across several counties north of San Francisco.

The fire tripled in size over the weekend, and has now consumed more than 84 SQUARE MILES.

Thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate, and the flames are threatening roughly 6,000 homes.

Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency, clearing the way for more resources to fight the flames, including helicopters and air tankers.

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