Firefighters battle wildfires in Utah, Arizona, California

Firefighters Battle Blazes in California and Utah

"It looked like five fires", Baker said.

The fire has charred more than 28 square miles (73 square kilometers) while being fanned by winds ranging to 35 mph (56 kph) winds.

According to regional officials, the blaze was at just one percent containment on Thursday and the estimated containment date is July 4.

In California, a wildfire destroyed the home of "Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki on a ranch in the San Luis Obispo area. The flames are moving northeast, away from a subdivision, but they're still too close for comfort.

More than 600 firefighters were battling the blaze burning in communities around Prescott, a mountain city about 100 miles (160.9 kilometers) north of Phoenix that draws a mix of desert dwellers escaping the heat, retirees and visitors to its famed Old West-themed Whiskey Row.

It was nine days ago, a man in the states of Utah was burning weed in his backyard, which sparked a little fire, with adding the wind now the little fire transform into massive sets of wildfires that burnt down 67 square miles and left thousands homeless.

That fire was sparked yesterday by a auto crash. A weather station at Spring Valley southeast of the fire Tuesday afternoon recorded 95 degrees and a relative humidity of 6 percent. However, it doesn't seem to be growing.

Officials say a fast-moving wildfire in central New Mexico has grown to almost 8 square miles (21 square kilometers).

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According to reports, over fifteen hundred people have been evacuated due to the fire!

Weather is expected to continue hot and dry, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour (40 kph).

A new map released by the Yavapai County Emergency Management Thursday morning showed the Goodwin Fire has grown to almost 25,000 acres from its previously reported 21,000.

A force of about 1,000 fire personnel, backed by airplane tankers dumping payloads of flame-retardant chemicals, are trying to safeguard the most heavily populated areas on the northeastern fringe of the blaze, Davila said.

In Utah, firefighters braced for more high winds as they tried to slow the fire that has engulfed 54,202 acres (219.3 square km), burned 13 homes, and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people from the ski resort town of Brian Head.

The fire has scorched 700 acres, Orange County Fire Authorities officials said Thursday.

"We called a general recall to staff additional equipment", Freitag said, "and that equipment is being utilized to protect properties within our fire district boundaries".

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