Transcript for Army of firefighters battles California flames
Meantime, the army of firefighters battling these flames in California are working around the clock, even while some of their own homes have burned down. ABC's Linzie Janis is on the front lines. Reporter: Tonight, firefighters on the nuns fire desperately trying to save homes in already devastated Santa Rosa. These firefighters have just called for air support. This helicopter is about to drop water on this fire. Now, nearly 8,000 acres, and just 2% contained. We're trying to make a path for it so it comes up to that path and then it stops. Reporter: Today, better visibility means they can attack the fires from the air. It's a scene playing out all over this county. We met one crew defending a neighborhood for 48 hours solid. The resources are spread so thin that we're just dealing with what we got. Reporter: 8,000 firefighters, 550 engines and 124 aircraft all racing to put out these fires before the winds pick up. David, they're dropping as much watter as they can on this fire that's moving quickly down the mountainside, because they're concerned about winds that are expected to pick up throughout
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