The LNU Lightning Complex fire burns in the hills surrounding Lake Berryessa on August 19, 2020 in Napa, California. The fire is spread over five counties. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Triple-I’s Janet Ruiz reports on the California Wildfires: 8-20-2020

Early on August 19, tens of thousands of California residents evacuated their homes after a series of unusual thunderstorms moved through the region and more than 20,000 lightning strikes ignited at least 92 wildfires.

Triple-I’s Strategic Communications Director Janet Ruiz was among the people evacuated. Click on the video above for her report.

Authorities said that the fires are being battled across a span of more than 200,000 acres. Many residents had to evacuate hastily, with some fleeing by foot as flames approached.