The most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history has now turned deadly.
Desperate firefighters say the Black Forest Wildfire in Colorado Springs cannot be contained – not as long as 30-40 mile an hour winds keep whipping the flames.
Hundreds of homes have already been lost and hundreds more are in harm's way.
– CNN's Martin Savidge reports
Unpredictable wildfires are burning out of control in Colorado. Dan Simon is following the latest developments.
“On Wednesday the fires roared through thousands of acres in mere hours,” Simon says, “fueled by high temperatures, dry brush and gusty winds.”
Five separate wildfires are burning across Colorado, the most troublesome of which is wreaking havoc near Colorado Springs. The Black Forest Fire has already consumed at least 75-hundred acres and forced the evacuation of some five thousand homes. CNN's Dan Simon has more on the scene.
Helped by higher humidity, firefighters battled back a wind-whipped wildfire in Southern California, clearing the way for many evacuated residents to return home.
The Powerhouse Fire is burning in the Palmdale area north of Los Angeles. It has destroyed some six homes, threatened as many as 1,000, and grew to more than 32,000 acres as of late Monday, according to Lisa Lugo with the Angeles National Forest.
Three people have been injured since the fire started last week, though it was not immediately clear how.
"So far things look much better than they did yesterday," incident commander Norm Walker told reporters.
A wind-whipped wildfire in Southern California grew to some 25,000 acres on Sunday as hundreds of homes remained under evacuation orders.
The Powerhouse Fire, which is burning in the Palmdale area north of Los Angeles, is about 20% contained. According to officials, it has destroyed six homes and threatened as many as 1,000.
"It's moving so fast, and the smoke is hugging the ground because of the intense wind, and it's hard to get a map," incident commander Norm Walker told reporters.
CNN's Stephanie Elam on the ongoing wildfires in California and efforts to contain the blaze.
Banning, California (CNN) - Firefighters continue to battle what has been a fast-growing Southern California wildfire,one that has already consumed more than 2,950 acres.
The spread of the blaze seemed to slow early Thursday morning and crews gained greater containment, now pegged at 35%, according to the state agency Cal Fire.
The Riverside County Fire Department said 425 firefighters were involved in what's being called the Summit Fire. Six air tankers dropped chemical retardants on the flames.
There were no exact numbers on how many people had been evacuated, but authorities said a 200-unit mobile home park in Cherry Valley had been cleared.
This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Kyung Lah shares more details on the ongoing wildfires in Riverside County, California and the potential for more wildfires in the region.
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