Transcript for Deadly Wildfire in Washington State Doubles in Size
it, points to the Russians. Thanks. And now the deadly wildfire in Washington state, exploding in size over the weekend. The devastation, entire towns destroyed, hundreds of homes scorched. Brandy is on the front lines in Washington. Good morning, brandy. Reporter: Good morning. This is the devastation. All that's left are concrete walls. This is one intense fire fight. Calmer winds are giving fire fighters the break they have been waiting for. Surrounded by heavy smoke, this morning the National Guard is racing against time, hoping to douse the fast-moving flames spreading across Washington state. With mother E nature, everything going on, it's challenging. Reporter: And it captures entire neighborhoods, now reduced to ash. It sounded like a roaring train, and it was coming in funnels, like a storm. Reporter: Mountainsides turned to barren wastelands. What was four separate fires sparked by lightning, now one massive inferno, torching 230,000 acres, and burning up to 200 homes. Including this dream house that he purchased just three weeks ago. 90% of everything moved in, and lost it. Reporter: And claiming the life of one 67-year-old man, who died trying to protect his home. During the fire, he had a heart attack and died. Reporter: Crews are creating fire perimeters to stop the 370 square miles of flames. This is a firestorm beyond human imagination, and we need more assets. Reporter: Conditions have improved, hundreds of homes are evacuated this morning, families relying on each other for support. Thank you. And now the other top stories. Good morning, everyone. Breaking news, a train collision
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