Extremely Dry Conditions Fuel Wildfires in at Least 5 States

Officials are forced to evacuate residents as fires threaten to destroy homes.
1:28 | 07/16/14

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Transcript for Extremely Dry Conditions Fuel Wildfires in at Least 5 States
Lara. Thanks. The heat and extreme conditions out west are fueling multiple wildfires. In fact, dozens are burning across at least five states and ABC's Clayton Sandell has the very latest. Reporter: This morning, the fire near the northern California town of Igo has chewed through nearly ten square miles. It's called the bully fire and it's chasing people out of their homes. 50 are threatened. Eight already destroyed. 200 firefighters are desperately working to keep the flames away. Across the west, the weather is not helping. Overnight lightning sparked this blaze near Reno burning hundreds of acres and causing what appears to be a flamenado. In Idaho lightning is also to blame for 20 fires burning across the Boise national forest. The fire is coming right down to a few structures and we've got line around the structures. Reporter: And in Washington state new fires are gaining ground. A 20-mile stretch of interstate 90 was temporarily closed overnight when the fire jumped the highway. This morning, large fires are burning in at least five states, red flag weather warnings now up in Washington and Oregon meaning conditions are perfect for those flames to spread. The heat and those dry winds are expected to stick around for a few more days. For "Good morning America," Clayton Sandell, ABC news, Denver.

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