Transcript for Sand Fires Threaten Northern California Homes
Now to the developing story in the west. Fast moving wildfires. The worst of them in drought stricken California. Helicopters dropping water burning near Sacramento. Firefighters fighting to save home from the fire behind them. Crews nearly inside those flames trying to put them out. Another raging fire. Visitors tweeting out pictures of the plumes of smoke and those to tourists are without power. The skies turned Orange. Now raging in eight western states. Brandy. Reporter: This used to be somebody's home. The only thing you can recognize is the family's exercise bike and this kitchen stool. And tonight hundreds of homes remain in the fire's path. Hundreds of firefighters are spread thin across two wildfires in northern California. Together nearly 6,000 acres have burned. I'm scared. Reporter: Outside Sacramento the sand fire destroyed ten homes and forced 1,000 residents to evacuate. The sheriff came to the door and said you have to evacuate now. Reporter: The extreme heat and drought are making it tough for the firefighters to get a handle on the blaze. So hot and dry, the sand fire was started by a vehicle driving on this hot terrain. Just a little more than 100 miles to the south inside the national park, a separate fire is burning overnight the fire quadrupled in size from 500 to more than 2,000 acres. One camp ground inside evacuated. Hot shot crews are digging trenches and there is a air assault to get a handle on the fires. These firefighters have been working in triple digit heat and no relief in sight. Conditions are so bad. Another small fire also sparked just ten miles from here, Dave. Brandy, thank you.
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