Transcript for Hundreds evacuate amid Colorado wildfires
Now to the evacuations tonight. The wildfire emergency in the west. Red flag warnings across six states tonight. One fire in Colorado exploding in size overnight. Authorities are now going door-to-door. Strong winds fuming the flames. More homes are threatened tonight. ABC's Clayton Sandell now from Colorado. Reporter: Tonight, Colorado is burning. The east troublesome fire exploding overnight west of Denver, growing six times in size to 125,000 acres. We got flame lengths jumping off the top of the ridges, you know, 300, 400 foot. Reporter: Under a dark Orange midday sky, they started evacuating the town of Estes park. The entire town of grand lake forced to flee overnight. Sheriff's deputies racing door-to-door. It's pretty scary. Everybody I know, all my friends, we got out. We called each other. Reporter: The fire is burning 6,000 acres an hour. We planned for the worst. This was the worst of the worst of the worst. Reporter: It's now the fourth largest fire in Colorado history, already forcing the closure of rocky mountain national park. Less than 12 miles away, the Cameron peak fire also burning, it's the largest in state history. Go! Reporter: The calwood fire also forcing families to make dramatic escapes. Seven fires now scorching the state, burning more than 375,000 acres. And David, right now, it is the wind that is pushing these flames. You can see right here below me, a home that is just on the edge of the fire here. They don't even know how many homes they have lost in this fire. The flames are moving so fast, they simply can't contain this fire right now. They're just trying to get people evacuated and save lives. David? Thinking about so many people there in Colorado heading into the night. Clayton, thank you.
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