Transcript for Firefighters Ask for Help as Wildfires Continue to Intensify
Next tonight, the desperate battle against raging wildfires, one of the fires burning in Washington state forcing 2,500 people out of their homes. More than 70 major wildfires burning tonight. The northwest hit especially hard and that is where they are asking for all the help they can get. ABC's kendis Gibson reports in from that area. Reporter: Tonight, crews battling the massive wildfires raging out of control in Washington, finally getting reinforcement. This is our practice fire shelter. Reporter: Up to 3,000 citizen volunteers answering the unprecedented call for help, training today, on the front lines tomorrow. If they call for volunteers and he can help in any way, we'll be here. Reporter: The okanogan complex fires in central Washington scorching more than 227,000 acres, responsible for the deaths of three firefighters, the president declaring a state of emergency. There's been folks here since day one that, they're tired. It's hot, it's windy. They're watching lots of ground be lost. They're watching some homes be lost, and that just adds to it. Reporter: 60 mile per hour wind gusts fueling the flames, the fires damaging power lines, leaving hundreds of people in the dark tonight and many towns remain evacuated because of the danger. Tonight officials say hundreds of homes remain in danger, but after all that's burnt around here, they're hoping a break in the winds could finally help firefighters get a leg up.
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