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West Coast Wildfires: Mounting destruction, rain on the way in some areas

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West Coast Wildfires: Mounting destruction, rain on the way in some areas

West Coast Wildfires: Mounting destruction, rain on the way in some areas

The wildfires out west continue to rage on.

Multiple fires in California, Oregon, and Washington have burned almost six-million acres, killing at least 36 people including a firefighter.

Rain is expected in some areas and it may help in the fight -- but it can also add another level of concern.

TO RAGE ON --MULTIPLE FIRES IN CALIFORNIA,OREGON AND WASHINGTON HAVEBURNED ALMOST SIX- MILLION ACRES-- KILLING AT LEAST36 PEOPLE -- INCLUDING AFIREFIGHTER.RAIN IS EXPECTED IN SOME AREASAND IT MAY HELP IN THE FIGHT -BUT IT CAN ALSO ADD ANOTHERLEVEL OF CONCERN.CAMILA BERNAL HAS THE LATESTFROM LOS ANGELESRIGHT HERE THIS WAS ACTUALLY AGIANTGARAGE BARNSOME HAVE BEEN LUCKY --"DRIVING HERE I FELT I SHOULDTURNAROUND THIS IS TOO SMOKY, BUT MYGUT SAID I NEED TO GO TO MYHOUSE I NEED TOSEE WHAT'S GOING ON AND I NEEDTO TAKE ACTION." KARISSABRISTOW'S OREGON HOME WAS SPARED-- BUT NOT HER NEIGHBOR'S --"I ACTUALLY DROVE UP AND THEREWAS ASPOT FIRE RIGHT HERE AND I GOTOUT AND PUT IT OUT AND THEREWERE SPOT FIRES ALL OVER."IN OREGON -- NEARLY 2- THOUSANDHOMES HAVE BEENDESTROYED BY MULTIPLE ACTIVEWILDFIRES -- RAIN EXPECTED TOCOME IN -- MAY HELP -- BUT ALSO-- HURIN AREAS STRIPPED BY FIRE --THERE ARE FLASH FLOOD WATCHES --AND A FEAR OF MUDSLIDES./"WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT TREESTHATHAVE ALREADY FALLEN AS A RESULTOF THE FIRE AS THE RAIN HITS ISTHE LIKELIHOOD OF THOSE SLIDINGFURTHER DOWN THE HILL AND ENDINGUP ON THE ROADIN CALIFORNIA -- THE WEATHERTURNING CRITICAL ONCE AGAIN --RED FLAG WARNINGS AND FIREWEATHER WATCHES ALONG THESTATE'S EASTERN BORDER.

AS CREWSCONTINUE TO BATTLE WILDFIRES INTHAT STATE -- THE EL DORADO FIRE-- SPARKED THIS MONTH BY ABOTCHED SOCALLED GENDER REVEAL PARTY --CAUSED THE DEATH OF AFIREFIGHTER THURSDAY -- THEDEATH IS STILL UNDERINVESTIGATION.

IN A STATEMENT --THE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONALFOREST SERVICE SAYS, "OURDEEPEST SYMPATHIES ARE WITH THEFAMILY, FRIENDS AND FELLOWFIREFIGHTERS DURING THIS TIME."IN LOS ANGELES, I'M CAMILABERNAL REPORTING.NOW TO AN UPDATE ON SOME OTHERFIRES BURNING ACROSS




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