Transcript for Wildfires wreak havoc in Colorado and California
We're going to turn to the raging wildfires in Colorado. The two largest wildfires in that state's history burning just teniles apart and weather conditions this weekend are threatening to make things worse. Both in Colorado and in California as well. ABC's zohreen shah is in L.A. With the latest. Zohreen, good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, Dan. That latest Colorado fire now 188,000 acres and growing. Only 4% contained with no end in sight. Multiple people missing. One son saying he suspected his elderly parent had died. This morning his worst fear confirmed. Overnight the east troublesome fire now the second largest in Colorado's history taking the life of this couple, Lyle and Marilyn Hileman. Officials finding them in their home. They called their son as flames drew close saying they'd take their chances and seek refuge in their basement. The grand county sheriff reading this statement from the family. Our family feels comfort in the knowledge our parents left this world together and on their own terms. They leave a legacy of hard work and determination to overcome, something all of the county will need. Reporter: The fire fueled by fast winds and bone-dry conditions with red flag warnings in effect in certain areas exploding to more than 100,000 acres during one day this week and an area bigger than the size of Denver. I've never seen anything like it before. Reporter: Thousands forced to evacuate. Nature seems to be really against us right now. Reporter: Colorado experiencing the three worst fires in its history the past few weeks. The dry grass, the dry trees, it really spread. Reporter: The governor telling "Gma" overnight the reasons are twofold. One is we're experiencing climate change, just as the world is, longer, hotter, drier Summers. The other is just the utilization of our land. Reporter: Across that land Colorado wildlife disrupted. 200 horses moved to safety and evacuees seen here slowing down as a herd of elk crossed in front of cars. The fire so intense officials have no idea how many homes have been lost. I really want to make that message really as a primary message to our community we're not withholding information. We're not trying to delay information getting out there. We don't know. Reporter: The good news is there is a snowstorm in Colorado expected this weekend. Officials hoping it will give them a chance to get back on their feet. As for right here in California pg&e may cut power to over 1 million people tomorrow.
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