Firefighters trying to contain Ferguson fire, now more than 17,000 acres

There is some good weather news: The area is expecting thunderstorms that could bring some rain.
0:53 | 07/18/18

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Wildfire dangers expanding in the west at this hour at least 48 large fires burning right now in new fire. Erupting near Portland organ already exploding in size tonight several structures burned to the ground forcing evacuations. And near Yosemite two firefighters injured battling the deadly Ferguson fire camp goers warned to be ready to leave. ABC's Clayton send Ellis in the fire zone forced tonight. David we're in a bit of a precarious position here there is fireball Lois and fire above us on this bridge but I want to take a look and see. Just how steep and treacherous this terrain is for firefighters Ferguson fired his over 171000. Acres now about. 18100 firefighters are here trying to contain it. They are getting some good news from the whether they expect some thunderstorms to move in which could bring some rain but on the other hand those thunderstorms could also bring dry lightning. And high winds that would be bad news for this firefight David clean sand hill tonight.

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