>> They were fighting an uphill battle in Yolo County California Tuesday morning against the so-called County Fire. Which was still spreading and threatening hundreds of homes.>> The rates of spread were, they were dangerous and they were explosive.>> The fire that broke out Saturday afternoon near Sacramento has blackened more than 60,000 acres, and was only 5% contained Monday night.
>> Any ember that actually travels ahead of the main front of the fire. There's a 90 to 100% chance that that ember's actually gonna start another fire.>> We never seen anything this close.>> But despite the danger and mandatory evacuation orders, 84 year old Ralph Criner refused to leave his home.
That is, until the sheriff showed up.>> They just says, you're gonna have to evacuate. And I says, no I'm not. And he says, sir, I think you are.>> Over in Colorado, six other wildfires were also raging on. Charring more than 100,000 acres, and destroying more than 100 homes.