Wildfires erupting across America's West alarm officials

In California the Manzanita Fire reached 6,309 acres and was 77% contained Wednesday night

In California the Manzanita Fire reached 6,309 acres and was 77% contained Wednesday night

The Latest on wildfires burning in the Western U.S. The blaze burned more than 83 square miles as of Tuesday.

The National Weather Service stated that winds of 10-20 miles per hour, gusting to near 40 miles per hour, were expected.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the collision Sunday caused a tree to catch on fire, beginning a blaze that spread toward the Disney Ranch area.

Officials couldn't immediately say how many homes or people are affected by the evacuation order. "Box Elder County already has had three significant fires for June - the Murray Hills Fire, the Portage Fire and the Long Ridge Fire that was contained Saturday".

Evacuated residents of one Arizona town threatened by a massive wildfire have been allowed to return home as firefighters say improved weather conditions are helping them contain a blaze that has burned 39 square miles (101 square kilometers). Airtankers dropped retardant immediately adjacent to the dozer line with the intent that the retardant should minimize the ability of embers to start spot fires across the dozer line.

Evacuation orders for now will remain in effect for Upper Bear Valley, Horse Valley, Beaver Dam, Castle Valley, Blue Springs, Rainbow Meadows and Second Left Hand Canyon.

Arizona is the hardest hit so far this fire season with the Frye fire consuming 39,567 acres (160.1 square km) of land and the Goodwin fire causing hundreds of evacuations in the Arizona mountains near the town of Prescott.

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More than 1,100 firefighters are in Utah with dozens of engines and helicopters.

As a result, authorities requested a full evacuation of Mayer in addition to a few other areas nearby and closed Highway 69 in the vicinity, KPNX-TV reported.

Barbara Rice lives in Prescott, just off Highway 69, which was recently closed when the fire crossed it. Dewey-Humboldt has about 4,000 residents, while Mayer has about 1,400.

Many residents have painful memories of a 2013 wildfire that killed 19 members of a Prescott-based hotshot firefighting crew nearly exactly four years ago.

In California, a wildfire destroyed the home of "Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki on a ranch in the San Luis Obsipo area, said Nicole Perna, a spokeswoman for the 42-year-old actor.

The Brian Head Fire in Utah is the nation's largest largest wildfire and firefighters are still struggling to gain control of it.

In total, the fire, which was sparked by someone using a torch to burn weeds on June 17, has burned 13 homes and forced more than 1,500 people from their residences in southern Utah.

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