California Update for Friday, October 20, 2017

Oct 20, 2017

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• State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says the data surrounding the outbreak of fires in California this month is "chilling." He says more than 54-hundred homes were destroyed and nearly 42-hundred damaged.

Retired Cal Fire employee Rob Penn drives a water tender for H20 To Go out of Grass Valley.
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• Hundreds of people respond to fires just as firefighters do. And, as we saw this week, their lives are in danger too.

Today's reporting by Randol White and Bob Moffitt.