Wildfires May Delay Start of School Year in California

ABC News' Clayton Sandell tracks the latest weather news from across the country.
1:25 | 08/05/15

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Wildfires out west, 7,000 structures now threatened. Thousands of firefighters on the front lines facing new trouble as the fires delay the start of the school year in California. ABC's Clayton Sandell is on the ground in lake county, California. Good morning, Clayton. Reporter: Good morning, George. Firefighters battling this destructive blaze are taking advantage of a break in the hot weather but now new weather could bring new trouble. Firefighting pilots are skimming just above mountaintops keeping up the air attack on the rocky fire near Sacramento that keeps growing. Over the past several days we've seen explosive fire behavior because of the years of drought-stricken vegetation. Reporter: Firefighters on the ground are getting help from cooler weather, but now a new concern. Thunderstorms forecast for tomorrow could bring rain but also lightning. Sparking new fires. Now the blaze that's already destroyed two dozen homes is delaying the start of school for one week because some of the 13,000 people evacuated are using the schools as shelters. It's just really scary and nerve-racking. I would like to go home. Reporter: 3500 firefighters are working to protect 7,000 homes still under threat. Of course, the big question now is when will firefighters make enough progress so that people can start going back home? Officials say they don't know yet but promise as soon as it's safe. Amy. All right, Clayton, thanks for that. Now to the super storm taking aim at land, the strongest storm on the planet this year at its peak and ginger with the latest. It was 180-mile-per-hour winds. It dropped to 900 millibar, the pressure. It has since weakened but it did make contact with the U.S. Commonwealth of saipan. The name of soudelor headed toward Taiwan. You can see that storm on our satellite. As it makes its way it'll go trait through the center of Taiwan and weaken a bit but still you have the biggest building or one of the biggest buildings made of all glass, you have mountains with lots of valleys and flash flooding possibilities. We will be covering this as it hits going into the weekend. Amy and George. Thank you. Now to that first big

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