Witches Brew of Heat Causing Scorching Wildfires in the West

Red flag warnings because of bone dry earth and high temps, forcing people and cars to turn back from sizzling flames.
1:35 | 09/15/14

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breaking story this evening. Weevil learned that 16 firefighters tonight destroying their emergency tents, those shelters to save themselves in northern California, where red flag warnings are in effect at this hour. Two massive fires burning right now and just look. You can make out what's left of this house within those flames. And then this tonight. One viewer, cameras romming as the flames rage across this lake. Tonight, more than 1,000 families forced from their homes and ABC's aditi Roy is right there on the front lines. Reporter: Sizzling flames tear through hundreds of acres in oakhurst, California, scorching more than twenty homes, forcing more than a thousand to flee. Waterbombs drop from the air, but it's too late for Greg Aiello's childhood home. You lived here at a 6-year-old boy. What is it like looking at this? It's sort of surreal, you know? Reporter: The home, barely recognizable. This is the living room here. That's where I used to bathe as a young man. And that was my bedroom right there. Though it wasn't a very big fire, it caused a lot of damage. Reporter: In this neighborhood, mere traces of homes preserved, a staircase here, an oven there. To the north, another blaze. The king fire has uprooted more than 100 from their homes. And 16 firefighters there had to destroy their emergency shelters to protect themselves from the flames. And David, as you walk around this neighborhood, you'll notice how fickle mother nature can be. That home, completely untouched by the fire, while the one right next door to it, totally destroyed. This chimney about the only thing left standing. The home, burned to ashes. David?

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