51 large wildfires burning in the West, forcing evacuations

On the East Coast, severe storms tore through the New York City area, toppling trees and knocking out power to thousands.
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long as I can do it full steam. Thank you. Now to the dangerous triple weather threat heading into the weekend. 51 large wildfires burning in the west, forcing thousands to evacuate. The fire destroying several homes. And our team is now tracking a new system off of Florida that could become a tropical depression. Here's rob Marciano. Reporter: Tonight, that strong front triggering more damaging and dangerous weather. A swimmer struck by lightning in North Carolina. Is after severe storms tore through the New York metro area Thursday night. On Long Island, winds gusting above 60 miles per hour, toppling trees and knocking out power to thousands. The wall of this storage facility collapsing as the system moved through. Cinder blocks crashing down onto the parking lot. You see the many cars that were damaged here, knocking out the windows. Reporter: And at the mets/indians game, fans warned to shelter in covered areas. The game called early in the eighth inning, after two rain delays totaling more than three hours. Outside Phoenix, authorities aiding more than three dozen hikers after several were overcome by heat. And in northern California, more than 500 personnel battling the mountain fire, already burning at least 600 acres amid dry and dusty conditions. 1,000 homes threatened with no rain in the forecast for at least a week. Let's get right to rob with the forecast. Hi, rob. Reporter: This front that caused all that weather is barely making it past the mason/dixon line. But you can see warnings in Virginia. And severe thunderstorm watches. And east of Denver, flash flood watches. And in the atlantic, a storm that at the very least may bring rain, wind, and will be uncomfortably close to the coastline. Rob, thanks. Next to the frightening

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