Celebrity Getaway Spots Under Siege by Wildfires

Fires continue to blaze near Utah, Idaho communities popular with Hollywood stars.
3:15 | 08/18/13

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Crews are battling major wildfires raging out of control in Utah and Idaho. Two of the blazes near posh communities that -- holiday getaway spots for some of Hollywood's biggest stars. ABC's body can -- has the story. More than 101000 homeowners worried this morning in Sun Valley, Idaho. That this windswept fire could suddenly had their way. Rhodes out are packed as people in more than 3000 homes had been forced to evacuate -- Coming down a mountainside right there -- analysis cannot wait and see what happens. Can't control at the fire in this affluent ski resort area where celebrities like Tom Hanks and Arnold Schwarzenegger own homes it is now the nation's top firefighting priority. The resort is using snow making machines to -- the mountain. Insurance companies are sending their own private fire trucks to protect multimillion. Dollar properties. The smoke so thick even crews at a nearby air quality stations had to get out. Roland -- from local affiliate KI BI describes the scene. But today it's completely obscured by smoke and it's causing a lot of problems for people in the Ketchum area -- were wearing masks or Bandana. To keep the smoke and all the ash it's raining down out of their lungs. The Beaver Creek fire has devoured more than 145. Square miles since last week and is not nearly under control more than 700 firefighters there now challenged by the same type of erratic fire tornadoes or fire whirls. That are whipping around and spreading flames in other parts of the western US 42 large wildfires are raging in eleven states from Alaska down -- Arizona the heat and drought speeding the pace of this year's fire season already one of the deadliest on record 31 killed so far. And the burning expected -- lasted for several more weeks -- taken on the ABC news Denver. And he -- -- -- is tracking the conditions as firefighters battle those blazes a ginger. And again this is not good and is not going to prove all that much I want to show you Idaho and Utah really the ones that we're focused on and they got a hot and dry conditions through today already some red flag warnings -- -- fire watches for parts of California and other states and that would be because of thunderstorms in the sale of thunderstorms some good bit bittersweet get the storm you get gusty winds and also. More lightning that can inspire more fires we have to go the other side of the country though because they were talking about the flooding for the last two weeks really Panama City looked like this yesterday. They had anywhere from five to eight inches of rain in the last four days. Parts of Georgia and more than a foot I want -- -- Panama City this morning we have an earth can there really nice shot at the beach it looks like but -- You're going to see more scattered showers not as bad as yesterday so at least that's some good news. -- what's happening we have that stationary front that's right here all that gulf moisture kind of speeding up but this dry air behind it is not allowing it to get to the places that need it most that would beat Texas. So it is going to keep filtering in in northern Florida and it is my -- idea how much falls in the next couple of days well two to three inches right there in the panhandle and parts of the gulf I'll have much more coming up the nation's weather for now back to be on -- so he -- of those images of the fire tornadoes -- -- -- thank you.

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