More wildfires ignite in West, forcing evacuations from California to Colorado

Nearly four dozen uncontained wildfires are burning in the West, with 21 of them burning in California alone.

Winds gusted from 70 to 104 mph in Colorado, producing a perfect setup for further spread. On Wednesday, the Cameron Peak Fire in Colorado burned an additional 23,000 acres, making it the biggest wildfire in Colorado’s history at 164,000 acres.

Mandatory evacuations are posted in Colorado.

In Southern California, record heat, bone dry conditions and gusty winds helped spread the Bruder Fire east of Los Angeles, which also forced evacuations. There are currently 21 wildfires burning in California, 12 of which are major.

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