Massive Wildfire From Phoenix to California is Exploding in Size and Forcing Evacuations

Some 6,000 homes threatened as a wall of fire nears families and neighborhoods.
1:30 | 09/12/15

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From Phoenix to California now. To a massive wildfire, exploding in size. New images coming in. The wall of flames outside Sacramento. 6,000 homes we're told are threatened this weekend. Firefighters along highway 26. And police are going door to door telling families they have to go. Here's adidi Roy. Things are not looking good. Reporter: Tonight, an inferno exploding. The fire doubling overnight, burning more than 50,000 acres. Need more resources. Reporter: 100-degree temperatures making the task difficult. As the flames close in on 6,000 homes. This one, overtaken. This couple only had minutes to get out. What do you focus on? At this point, I've got a few things, medicine I need for my grandmother. And we're going to get out of here. Reporter: Another wildfire, 200 miles south. Firefighters standing guard over 2,000-plus-year-old trees, some of the tallest in the world. The biggest challenge, the steep terrain. Tonight, the winds have died down, but the extreme heat rages on.

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