Kincade wildfires spurs evacuation of hundreds

More than half a million people are facing power cuts in California as wildfires rage through the state after huge fires engulfed 10,000 acres of land in Kincade.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire has not been contained.

It seems that the fire has been driven by strong winds and was moving southwards. The worst of the winds are expected to arrive on Thursday afternoon.

Evacuation orders were sent out in the town of Geyserville, California.

More than 308,000 customers in seven counties, including Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura in southern California, are under consideration for power shut offs.

Pacific Gas & Electric has shut off power in 15 counties, affecting about 178,000 people.

The fires are believed to have started in a mountainous area near Kincade Road and Burned Mountain Road.

Earlier this month, wildfires razed 4,700 acres north of Los Angeles, California, and forced thousands to flee.