Closed captioning of: West’s blazes test firefighters
states wouldn't be able to stand down anytime soon. two wildfires pose the biggest dangers and a new inferno threatening homes in utah.
salt lake city
thick smoke swept over a town where 18,000 live. and firefighters are not in con control yet. more than 2,000 people have been evacuated.
i wondered where the heck i was.
, the flames have scorched more than 100
of forest land and evacuees who had returned home have been forced to leave again.
i don't know what the fire behavior is right now.
firefighters here lost ground friday shifting winds colorado's worst ever now hast way contained.
it is going to burn for a long time.
sustained gusting winds and temperatures approaching triple digits are driving the western fires. it is the warm, dry winter just past following know filled winters.
all of the vegetation that sprouted up is now dry and sitting there and fueling those fires.
the national fire center says this year more than 25,000 fires that burned nearly 1.2 million acres and it is only june. the ten year average for a full season around 35,000 fires scorching 1.76 million acres. yes the
also bring with it lightening which could spark more wildfires.
leading to fears that the worst is yet to come.