KTLA reporter Steve Kuzj and cameraman Victor Vargas were on the scene of the massive wildfire in Lake Isabella, California, on Thursday when the out-of-control flames came dangerously close.
Some chilling audio has been released following the deaths over the summer of 19 elite Arizona firefighters. The radio transmissions shed some light on the final moments of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite wildfire-fighting unit that was battling the Yarnell Hill blaze.
Wildfires have forced 1,600 people from their homes in Idaho. There are at least 40 wildfires burning across 11 states.