Federal officials say 27 large wildfires are burning in the West. Hot, dry temperatures often combined with winds have made firefighting conditions difficult, destroying homes and forcing evacuations. Heres a look at some of the fires:
CALIFORNIA Authorities are considering potential penalties for whoever set an illegal campfire that ballooned into a massive wildfire near scenic Big Sur in California. Officials want the publics help in finding whoever started the fire that has charred almost 73 square miles and destroyed 57 homes.