January 17th, 2014
09:00 PM ET

California faces record drought as fire rages

The state of California is now declaring a drought emergency.

It is the driest that state has ever been since they started taking records about 100 years ago and the effects of this drought could be felt nationwide.

That is because California produces nearly half of the U.S. grown fruit, nuts and vegetables that this country consumes.

California fights wildfire, expects more as drought emergency declared

And the tinder-box that is California is fueling that's tearing through the foothills of Los Angeles.

At least 800 firefighters are trying to knock the flames down, which officials say were started by three men camping.

CNN's Kyung Lah has more OutFront.

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