Flames Force Residents to Flee Again

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CBNNews.com - Shifting winds have caused some of the California wildfires to double back.

The situation has forced 10,000 residents in the Sierra Nevada foothills to flee their homes a second time.

Clay and Nancy Henphill were among those forced to evacuate.

"They were running sirens all down through there. We started tossing a few things in the car. A fireman said, 'Get out of here quick,'" said 59 year-old Clay Henphill."We all came out in a long lines of cars, with fire trucks going in as we were going out."

"You almost feel like somebody is out to get you," said Nancy Henphill, 61.

The lightning-sparked fires have already destroyed more than 50 homes in a nearby community. Now another 4,000 homes are threatened by the blaze.

Some residents say fleeing the fires has become an unfortunate routine.

"You don't want it to happen to you, but unfortunately it is coming to my neighborhood and there is nothing I can do about it," one resident said.

Another said, "To me this has always been a blessing from God for me, and I just ask him not to burn it. And I stand on that, you know?"

Firefighters say most areas are still under an extreme fire danger until the weather conditions change.

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