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-- two massive wildfires spewing 75.
Foot flames or forcing three counties in California to declare states of emergency.
Dozens of structures and already been destroyed there is thousands are forced to safer ground.
And while crews say that the lightning sparked fire was half contained yesterday.
Residents say that this disaster has been truly.
Can -- that it's gonna go one way and fixing you know you look on the news or on the web and it's going the other way this is for the worst -- -- in the way of smoke right now so a little more concerned right now but where it's gonna hold tight.
From some -- -- Lost their lives in this attempt.
Dan Springer joins us now he's streaming live from red bluff California.
So just when it looked like the crews are starting to make some real progress here they are now more homes that have to be updated -- Proved to be a very stubborn fire containment is up to 57%.
But it's now burned 28000.
Acres and just we saw some residents being allowed back to their homes.
More homes were threatened yesterday and now more people evacuated we were there yesterday when.
Huge flames jumped a containment line and threatened a bunch of homes came -- -- highway 36 in fact.
The resource is on this fire are unbelievable 2500 firefighters.
Engines eleven helicopters and yet because it has been sold hot and dry.
There is plenty of fuel and it continues to spread.
Flames are now with inside of Troy mccoys house.
He's a sheriff's deputy was Shasta county.
And while his wife and kids evacuated the first day he -- stayed behind but he told us yesterday he'll know when it's time to leave.
If it gets that.
Property line right there and now and I don't have anybody here help me you know -- I'm alive and that's might my wife my kids so.
We can rebuild house.
84 structures have burned so far 900 homes.
Are still threatened yesterday that number had dropped to 200 but again because it jumped containment more homes are now threatened.
An awful situations and you've got the crews really being stretched all along the west and where does this whole.
Episode rank in terms of severity for this fire season.
Well this fire season across the US has been one of the worst in fact it could turn out to be the worst almost seven million acres -- burned since the county -- began.
And they -- well on the pace to break the record.
-- you know it at the last four.
And the last of week herself -- states have been under state of emergency Colorado California Washington.
And or again all the eight which is high.
I'm able set a record probably -- I haven't had a record number of structures burned.
That's the good news that's a real credit to all the the fire -- out there -- the incredible heroes -- their Dan thank you so much.
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