California Wildfire Consumes 3,000 Acres

Evacuations are underway as firefighters are battling the quickly spreading fire.
1:59 | 05/02/13

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a daily record then look west where there hasn't been any moisture, there isn't any fire season. This is creating a really difficult situation with almost record high temperatures, strong winds and extremely dry ground about a month before fire season. Our david wright is in banning, california, to show you what that month before fire season looks like. David? Reporter: Good morning, sam. These are the consequences of an early fire season. Yesterday afternoon that was the garage of this house and that gray mess there was a restored triumph sports car. Now the whole house is gone. So far the wildfire here has consumed about 3,000 acres, fueled by winds that have at times hit 40 miles an hour. Strong winds, high temperatures and dry weather are all combining to create this firestorm. About 90 miles east of los angeles. This fire is being pushed very much by this wind that we're feeling out here, hot, dry and very challenging today. Reporter: More than 420 firefighters are battling the blaze. By day, dozens of planes and helicopters dropping water and retardant. By night, with shovels and hoses looking to make headway. Any little spark or ember that gets across the line will take off and run on us again. Reporter: Some residents are taking matters into their own hands. We've had fires up here before but nothing this close since I've been here. Reporter: Jerry prather and his neighbor sprayed down trees keeping the fires at bay until fire crews arrived. This home owner wasn't so lucky. Backed out of the driveway. Wasn't worried what was in the house, knew I had to leave. Reporter: This car races to escape it, the road quickly engulfed in smoke. That's how quickly some had to get out. It's close to my house and worried and the wind is bad right now. Reporter:200 or so families still evacuated here but firefighters say they do have the upper hand on this blaze, however, the worry is high winds all day today could mean major danger across this whole region,

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