Two news reports and videos of the wild fires in Australia.
Evacuations are underway as a wall of fire approaches the town of Idyllwild, Calif. The blaze is so large it can be seen from space. Six miles away from the fire, in Palm Springs, it was raining ash, leaving fine particles in the air. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports.
The so-called Rim Fire in California has been burning for nearly two weeks, and now its flames aren’t just impacting the environment --they are also threatening the water supply and air quality.