Flames are spreading fast through one of America's most beautiful stretches of wilderness. Thousands of firefighters are battling a massive wildfire inside Yosemite National Park. The Rim fire already has scorched an area the size of Chicago. It's now moving toward an area of Yosemite that includes a reservoir providing water to the city of San Francisco. 360's Gary Tuchman is in Yosemite with the latest.
A massive firefighting operation is going on right now in Idaho to save homes threatened by an out of control wildfire. Imagine standing by, watching it all from a distance, and not knowing whether your house survived. 360's Gary Tuchman has one resident's story from Hailey, Idaho.
Right now more than 1,200 firefighters are on the ground racing to contain Idaho's Beaver Creek wildfire. It already scorched more than 100,000 acres and is threatening luxury vacation homes belonging to some of Hollywood's biggest stars. It's just one of dozens of wildfires burning across the western U.S. tonight. 360's Gary Tuchman is in Idaho with the latest.
Editor’s Note: Click here to watch AC360 reports from the frontlines of the deadly Arizona wildfire.
The governor of Arizona has announced flags at all state buildings will be fly at half-staff for 19 days, through July 19. That’s one day for each of the 19 elite firefighters who died battling the Yarnell Hill fire near Prescott. Today the nearly 600 firefighters on the scene stopped their work for a moment of silence in honor of those heroes. The pause came as the convoy of vehicles used by the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots were driven from the scene and back to Prescott, where the team was based. Some progress is being made in fighting the flames.
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