Four Separate Wildfires Come Together, Creating One Giant Inferno

Firefights are stretched to the limit as they battle fires on the front lines throughout the Northwest.
1:42 | 07/20/14

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story, T merger of four separate wildfires in the west coming together to make one giant inferno. Take a look at this new drone video showing the post-apocalyptic scenes left behind, including scorched homes standing right next to property that's unscathed. ABC's Brandi Hitt is on the front lines. She's in Washington state. Brandi, good evening to you. Reporter: Firefighters are using this critical time to try and get ahold of this raging wildfire, performing back-breaking work that could finally give them the upper hand. Inch by inch these are the men and women on the front lines creating a critical perimeter around the Carlton complex wildfire that has been burning out of control for nearly a week. We're trying to protect this side of the orchard so it doesn't blow up on us. Reporter: What started as four small fires sparked by lightning has exploded into one large monster fire consuming at least 237,000 acres. Despite an all out assault from the air and more than 1300 firefighters on the ground, flames continue to run wild, burning more than 150 homes. Very volatile in all of these areas. Reporter: This drone video captures the massive devastation from the raging fires. At the command center the sheriff says they are now relying on reinforcements from across the country. Nobody in this county has enough fire equipment to deal with something like this ever. Reporter: These firefighters will work up to 16 hours a day for 14 days straight. They say if they save one more home, it's well worth it, Dan. Such important work. Brandi Hitt, thank you.

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