NewsNet 27 Oct 2020

Orange County Fires Force Nearly 90,000 Evacuations


Fueled by dangerous Santa Ana winds, two firefighters have been critically injured battling the blaze with third-degree burns. NewsNet's Danielle Radin reports.

Driven by strong winds, two fires spread quickly in Orange County, destroying at least one home and critically injuring two firefighters.
The Silverado fire broke out in Orange County on Monday morning amid conditions forecasters were calling the most dangerous fire weather of the year.
The United Kingdom government is facing pressure over a technical issue that meant it missed nearly 16,000 cases of COVID-19.
It led to a jump of 23,000 on Sunday.
Because they were overlooked, many who came in contact with the infected people could not be informed.

Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports.
In a grim new record for the United States, authorities reported around 90,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, with hospitalisations also on the rise in many states. Just days before the presidential election, candidate Joe Biden's call for a national mask mandate has gained traction, the idea backed by the country's top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci.

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