Wildfires Spread in Washington State

Three fires have engulfed nearly 8,000 acres and burned at least 12 homes and buildings near Spokane, Washington.
2:27 | 08/22/16

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massive wildfires in Washington forcing evacuations, scorching thousands of acres. ABC's Clayton Sandell is on the scene. Good morning, Clayton. Reporter: Good morning. Take a look behind me. Just hours ago all of this burning rubble behind me here was someone's home and you can see now just how little is left. But take a look over here. You don't see as many flames but when I look at it through my heat sensing camera here, you can see just how red hot the ground here still is. Thanks to that monster wildfire that came with little warning. This morning, wildfires are raging just outside Spokane, Washington. Just massive fire going down. Reporter: Three out-of-control blazes engulfing nearly 8,000 acres in less than 24 hours. At least a dozen homes and buildings burned to the ground. Flames threatening neighborhoods and forcing immediate evacuations. People need to leave now. Reporter: Overnight one of those fires growing rapidly from 250 acres to 5,000 where hundreds of firefighters are battling the flames. Dropping fire retardant from the air. And on the ground, evacuating at least 100 people from their homes. Officials say a second fire was sparked by a downed power line. The home that once stood here now nothing but charred rubble and ash, neighbors say the homeowners were lucky to be out of town. Gone up in flames. It's a gut wrencher. It hearts. All gone with nothing to show. Reporter: A third blaze advice many from many front yards still showing no signs of slowing down. The good news, no reported deaths or injuries. The bad news they still don't know how many homes look like this. George. Okay, Clayton, thanks very much. More on this from ginger. It's not just Washington state, the whole west. Yeah, 25 large wildfires burning from California to Nevada up to Montana, so it's a large area, places like Bakersfield, California, where that cedar fire is ongoing grew more than 9,000 acres over the weekend. 4 million acres burned so far this year and we have fire watches and warnings centered on the northern rockies from Montana to Wyoming, that will slip and that's the instigator that kicks up the wins and get a gust up to 40. Already dry, already hot and the fires just keep going. Coming up in a couple of minutes my hometown and parts of west Michigan had a tornado. I'll show you the pictures and where it moves next. Thanks, ginger. Now to the race for the white house and Donald Trump's

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