Wildfires Rage Across 1,200 Acres Out West

The fast-moving flames near Santa Barbara, California, forced hundreds of people to evacuate.
2:33 | 06/17/16

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Upset. It's a teaser. Good morning, Jim. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. For the second day in a row this raging wildfire has shut down U.S. 101, the main coastal route between northern southern California, firefighters unable to get a handle on these flames. Overnight, winds picking back up and the fire spreading, 1200 acres, small but intense, fueled by thick drought dry brush and 100-year-old oak trees. Firefighters torching backfires and playing the odds with the winds holding the perimeter but families and visitors from the 20 miles north of Santa Barbara. scary causing a lot of anxiety and when you're so far away from the ranch and can't be there and but we don't want to be there Reporter: Her ranch hand able When we left out here last horses. Reporter: There hasn't been a than 60 years which means the fuel is ready to burn. More than a thousand acres so far. Air taskers including converted passenger jets, dc-10s, helicopters and hot shot ground crews trying to stop the fires rushed to the east. So far no structures have been damaged but it's going to be hot again today and the fire is not under control. David. Yes, searing heat across much of the country. Our thanks to you as well.

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