Firefighters Brace for Fast-Moving Blaze Across West Coast

Two wildfires create dangerous conditions, residents forced to evacuate.
1:14 | 06/01/13

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present. Out west to the wild fires. Firefighters battling fast moving flames, forcing families to flee their homes and t smoke moving in. Reporter: Tonight the land of enchantment is a land on fire. New mexico is fighting two out of control wild fires. Residents have been forced to evacuate about 50 homes, at least one was damaged. A second fire outside santa fe has blackened at least 8 square files, smoking the city in a smoky haze. We have had the smoke coming over in years before but it's never been this close and never been that big. Reporter: North of los angeles nearly 1,000 firefighters are attacking giant flames, threatening power lines. This season flames are powering through extremely dry trees and terrain. Drought stretches across the west, nearly half of new mexico suffering the driest conditions you can measure. Here on the powerhouse fire north of los angeles firefighters have two enemies. Both the wind and temperatures, 100 degrees plus. Fire season is already off to a raging start and with conditions like these, it's going to be a long, hot summer.

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