Wildfires broke out across Los Angeles and Riverside counties in southern California on Thursday, forcing roughly 100,000 residents to evacuate and burning nearly 8,000 acres by Sunday. Dubbed the Saddleridge Fire, the blaze destroyed dozens of homes, killed two people, and resulted in widespread power outages that left more than 2 million California residents in the dark.

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Friday and evacuation orders were made for 23,000 Los Angeles-area homes. On Sunday, Newsom reported Cal Fire and local firefighters doused more than 300 blazes across the state last week.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].