Mike Burke | National News

Fires Burn Wildly Out of Control

USAToday reports “Evacuation orders were in place in parts of six states and more than 29,000 firefighters and first responders were on the lines of dozens of major wildfires across the western U.S. on Saturday as smoke continued to cloud the air.

Ninety-seven large fires have burned more than 6,200 square miles across the western states, and evacuation orders were in place for 40 large fires in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho and Utah, the National Interagency Fire Center said Saturday.“