Wildfires Ravage 6 States: Arizona, Texas, California, New Mexico, Colorado and Georgia


Fires Burn From California to Georgia

The Track fire, straddling the border between New Mexico and Colorado, which began last week near the town of Raton, is now 90 percent contained. But a new fire is burning nine miles north of Santa Fe.

That fire has not threatened any homes, the only consolation for southwesterners enduring the worst year for wildfires in recorded history.

Further east in Georgia, about 200 firefighters have slowed the expansion of a couple 20,000-acre fires in the southeastern part of that state. Smoke shelters are open in Jacksonville, Fla., today because of the noxious fumes resulting from the fires to its northwest.

In California, firefighters are battling a fire that began Sunday morning that has already devoured 5,068 acres from a Kern County oil field to a remote area of eastern San Luis Obispo County. Five water-dropping helicopters are supporting 337 firefighters on the ground, but there have been no reported injuries and only one structure has been destroyed.

ABC News' TJ Winick, Sunlen Miller, Enjoli Francis and the Associated Press contributed to this article.

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