Fire burns through tall trees near Uncle Tom's Cabin in El Dorado County on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The King fire has burned over 70,000 acres
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California 'King fire' doubles in size

Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in northern California after a wildfire burning out of control doubled in size in just 12 hours.

The blaze - known as the 'King' - is the biggest of 11 fires, in what officials describe as the worst wildfire season on record.

Alastair Leithead reports.

  • 19 Sep 2014
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