Transcript for Homes threatened by fast-moving wildfires east of Los Angeles
To the other major story unfolding right now. A dangerous wildfire burning out of control in southern California, threatening homes now, forcing evacuations. And ABC's kayna Whitworth with the images coming in now. Reporter: Tonight, a fast-moving wildfire burning dangerously close to homes in Riverside county, near the city of murietta, about 80 miles east of Los Angeles. More than 500 firefighters tonight battling the blaze, an all-out assault by air and on the ground. Flames scorching 2,000 acres since yesterday, ripping through these hills overnight. Homeowners frantically working to save their homes. Just depends on how the wind's going to -- if it changes direction, you know, a lot can change quickly, so, that's always a concern. Reporter: Tonight, 1,200 residents have been evacuated. This driver documenting her harrowing escape. It's scary. We've packed up. Waiting to see if we're going to get evacuated or not. Reporter: Officials closing schools and urging residents in the area to avoid breathing in the air. It's thick tonight with smoke and ash. Let's go live to kayna Whitworth. We know the firefighters are up against some very tough conditions, as we go into the night. Reporter: Yeah, David, as you can see, this is the first time this year that we've seen these high winds accompanied by such high heat. Firefighters are actually telling us these are the most extreme weather conditions they've seen all season. Kayna Whitworth with the pictures coming in from California. Thank you. Overseas, and from the
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