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Live updates: Wildfires rage in Northern California

August 19, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Flames from the River Fire crest a ridge as firefighters Ian Johnson, right, and Capt. Mike Campbell protects a home in Salinas, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of blazes sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heatwave continues. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Wildfires raced toward populated areas of Northern California's wine country early today, forcing some residents to evacuate. Follow here for the latest.

Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex Fire are forced some Vacaville, California, residents to flee from their homes in the wee early of the morning.

An exact number of evacuees could not be provided at this time as the emergency process is ongoing, Solano Sheriff spokesperson Le’Ron Cummings told CNN.

Homes have burned in the fire, Cummings said, but it is unclear how many.

About the fire: The LNU Lightning Complex is a force of at least seven separate fires affecting areas of Solano, Sonoma and Napa Counties.

From CNN's Alisha Ebrahimji

Caroline Newell left her home in Winters, California, around midnight and drove to her parents’ home 20 minutes away in Fairfield.

She said she started packing her things when thick smoke started inching closer to her home and at that time, evacuation orders or warnings hadn’t even been put out in her area.

Some residents in the city of Vacaville, California, were asked to evacuate their homes this morning as a wildfire is raging in the area.

Here's the latest from the Solano County Office of Emergency Services:

The wildfire impacting the county is called the LNU Lightning Complex Fire, the Solano County Office of Emergency Services said in a post on Facebook.

It's one of dozens of fires burning across California.

Vacaville is located in Solano County in Northern California.

CNN is on the ground in Vacaville:

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