California Wildfire Season Starts Early and Strong

Firefighters struggle to combat growing flames with high winds.
1:48 | 05/04/13

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Firefighters contending with high winds and heat as they attacked walls of flames threatening thousands of homes. Abc's clayton sandell is on the front lines incamarillo, california. Clayton, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, dan. Overnight the fire grew to 28,000 acres and although firefighters are getting some help from the weather, they know the battle against this monster blaze isn't over yet. On the front lines this morning an all-out battle to get the upper hand on a fire that in one day tripled in size. A shift in the weather is bringing cooler but more erratic winds. It's swirling around and comes from every direction. Reporter:4,000 homes still threatened. Fire and it was right in front of the house. We put it out with shovels, used basically whatever we could. Reporter: John gregory watched as flames raced toward a naval base. There's protection crews all over focusing on this training facility trying to protect it from the flames. Reporter: Amazingly no homes have been destroyed. Thanks to nearly 2,000 firefighters, aircraft and even residents. 18-year-old brittany smalarki was helping to evacuate horses when we spotted her using only a bottle of water and riding boots to stomp a sudden spot fire. The smoke overpowering but she beats back the flames until the cavalry arrives. I've never been that close to a fire and, wow. That smoke is pretty deadly. I was trying to protect everything that I can. I don't want my barn to burn up. Reporter: Now right now you can feel the humidity is a lot higher than yesterday. It's not supposed to be as dry or as hot. It was a record 96 degrees here yesterday. Supposed to be about 20 degrees cooler today. Dan, bianna? All right, claritien, our thanks to you. There could be relief on the way. A significant shift in the weather. Abc meteorologist ginger zee is covering that angle. Good morning, ginger. Good morning to you. Record highs up and down southern california. Also unprecedented levels of humidity on the low end, of course, you could see the smoke from space. Look, los angeles right here, cam riarillo fires on satellite. Always incredible to see. Now the shift in weather and i promise you it and here it is, the sea breeze comes in, moisture at the lower levels, 72 only san francisco, santa barbara, down to 66. Not only cooler, more moist and even rain tomorrow night through monday. You can expect in camarillo up to a quarter inch. A quarter to a half inch in the dark blue that includes los angeles so some good news but remember 64% of california still in drought. This is just a band-aid because we have an early fire season that is going to be hot and dry after all that rain.

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