Washington House Miraculously Escapes Wildfire

Dozens of wildfires continue to burn in 14 states.
3:00 | 08/16/12

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And now, there are still dozens of wildfires burning out of control this evening across the american west. Flames in 14 states and we saw two pictures that say everything about being encircled by danger. Look at this. A house in washington state. The flames are all around it. You can see them creeping up just a few feet from the home. But the next day, here is that same house, unscathed, everything in sight is burned, but miraculously, the house is safe. And abc' neal karlinsky now has more on the fires tonight. Reporter: Across a scorching west today, at least 60 large fires were burning through 14 states, including 11 new fires overnight. At the worst of them, in kelcle elum, washington. Despite homes lost, some amazingly close calls. You would have bet this home survived but today we got an update. This picture showing the same home, surrounded by burnt land, yet seemingly untouched. How? A good clue is the metal roof. One of the single most important factors wildland firefighters will tell you keeps homes from burning. Homeowners we met have their own close calls have other reason. Do you think you might lose it? Yeah. Reporter: What do you think turned the corner for you? Just luck? No, I believe control. Reporter: Despite the massive fire da, no serious human injuries. Veterinarians are busy treating stray pets found with burnt paws. With more hot weather to come, firefighters in washington are gaining ground. But worried, too. Neal karlinsky, abc, seattle.

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