Wildfire danger spans from Texas to Wyoming

Red flag warnings are extending over a wide stretch of the country.
1:53 | 03/19/17

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Vlgs. And now to the wildfire dang from Texas to Wyoming. Sparking massive evacuations in Boulder, Colorado. Sam champion reports. Possible wildfire. Reporter: Tonight, this wildfire raging outside Boulder, Colorado. Forcing evacuations in the middle of the night. A phone call about 2:00 A.M., it was a recording, it was on speaker, we yelled fire and everybody got up and threw everything in our vehicles. Scary. Very scary. Reporter: Right now, in the danger zone, 1,000 homes. More on standby. In case the fire grows. Trees are torching, looks like it's running downhill. Reporter: Over 200 firefighters attacking the blaze on the ground. A lot of steep, rocky terrain. Difficult to get crews into some of those areas. Reporter: There are also planes and helicopters dousing the planes from the sky to help get the blaze under some kind of control. And the firefighters expected to work through the night. Sam, welcome back. You were telling me the conditions are right for wildfires? This exact thing could be happening in any of these eight states. Take a look at this. These are the areas we've highlighted because of days and days of record temperatures, and humidity levels in the single digits. Everything is tinder-box dry. Everyone wants to know about spring. This heat actually plays a role in the springlike temperatures we'll see in the next couple of days. Spring starting tomorrow morning, just after 6:00 A.M. Watch the numbers, by the time we get the heat spreading east, Atlanta, 80 degrees by the time we get to Tuesday. Charleston, 77. The good, or okay news for areas in the northeast, it's not the brutal chill we have now, a little bit milder air. Sam, thanks so much. Heading overseas, we're learning more about the man at

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