Dry Conditions Continue to Cause Wildfires in American Northwest

Firefighters attempt to contain the blazes that threaten residents and their homes.
1:46 | 08/09/14

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Out west brutal wildfire season is intensifying this morning. More homes burning with others threatened at the mercy of the whim of the wind. Firefighters waging battles on all fronts to try to contain the flames and ABC's Brandi Hitt is tracking this overnight. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning, Paula. There are several wildfires burning out of control this morning. Families say the flames moving so quickly they barely had any time to escape. This is a dramatic seen in Oregon as firefighters battle a wildfire that consumed more than 3300 acres and destroyed Cecelia's home. It feels unreal. Reporter: Crews have contained a third of the fire but 150 residents were forced to evacuate and more than 700 homes are in danger of going up in flames. Meanwhile, firefighters in Washington state are battling a blaze that has already burned 400 acres. Crews keeping a close eye on the flames as shifting winds could send them towards home. Another fire in northeast Washington has forced 40 homes to be evacuated. Wildfires have charred more than 480 square miles across the state of Washington this season. And in Idaho, three firefighters were hurt while battling this fire along the snake river. The 76-square-mile blaze is threatening hundreds of hopes there. Such an explosive fire season already and many of the fires have been starked by lightning but some have also started accide accidentally. It takes just one park in these dry conditions for a massive fire to take off. Dan? So dangerous there, Brandi, thank you.

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