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Doorbell camera captures neighbor's warning ahead of wildfire in California

Posted at 11:42 AM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 11:42:25-04

Footage captured by a doorbell camera in San Bernardino, California, shows the panic many in the state endured this week due to the threat of wildfires.

The footage shows a neighbor pounding on a door, warning people inside about an approaching wildfire on Thursday morning.

"Henry, get up! Henry, the fire, the hill's on fire!" the neighbor yells.

Later, the footage captures the wildfire creeping dangerously close to the house. Embers from the blaze fly into the frame and dance on the porch.

The fire destroyed or damaged six homes and two outbuildings.

San Bernardino County Fire Chief Don Trapp says about 500 homes have were evacuated since the fire started in the foothills before dawn Thursday, and winds drove it down into the city.

The 200-acre blaze is one of two new wildfires burning in the inland region east of Los Angeles.

In the nearby city of Jurupa Valley, an early morning blaze has grown to 150 acres. It has destroyed three homes and forced evacuations.