Scorching Heat Fuels Raging Wildfires In 11 U.S. States | NBC Nightly News

Scorching Heat Fuels Raging Wildfires In 11 U.S. States | NBC Nightly News


NBC NATIONAL CORRESPONDENTL ALMAGUER WITH WHAT’S AT STAKE.>>Reporter: THIS IS WHAT CREWS CALL UNPRECEDENTED FIRE CONDITIONS — FLAMES LEAPING 125 FEET INTO THE AIR WEDNESDAY. SO CLOSE TO HOMES IN BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO, EVACUATIONS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR 463 HOMES.>>WE WERE ON ALERT, YES. AND WE’RE STILL ON ALERT.>>Reporter: TODAY SOME PROGRESS AND RELIEF FOR JAY BECKERMAN WHOSE OWNED THE BLUE RIVER BISTRO FOR 17 YEARS.>>WE HAVEN’T REALLY SEEN ANYTHING QUITE AS CLOSE AS THIS.>>Reporter: WITH 37 LARGE WILDFIRES BURNING ACROSS 11 STATES, RESOURCES ARE TAXED ACROSS THE REGION. IN LOS ANGELES, 100 FIRES SPARKED BY ILLEGAL FIREWORKS ON THE FOURTH OF JULY. CREWS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR NEW FIRES IGNITED TODAY. ALL OF THIS COMES AS THE WEST FACES A STIFLING HEAT WAVE. 18 MILLION ARE UNDER ADVISORIES AND RECORD HIGHS ARE ALL IN THE FORECAST. WITH HEAT AND FIRE TORCHING THE REGION –>>WE ARE HAVING AN EARTHQUAKE.>>Reporter: MONTANA FACED A DIFFERENT STATE OF EMERGENCY. A 0.8 QUAKE, THE BIGGEST HERE IN NEARLY 60 YEARS RATTLING STORES, HOMES AND NERVES.>>I DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS GOING TO BE THIS BAD.>>Reporter: TONIGHT, EARTHQUAKES, HEAT AND FIRE. THE WEST RATTLED IN MORE WAYS THAN

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