>> Raging wildfires have turned deadly in the US plains. At least six people have died in the fires since Monday, with dozens evacuated and several homes destroyed. High winds and dry conditions are fuelling the blazes that have swept across parts of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.>> This is people's life that's on fire.
It's not just land, it's people's life.>> 24-year-old rancher Jolyn Easterwood was helping evacuate livestock when her family's home was nearly engulfed in flames. In the Texas panhandle, four people were killed including Sydney Wallace and Cody Crockett. Two young ranch hands who were racing to herd livestock to safety.
In Kansas a motorist died from smoke inhalation. And in Oklahoma a woman suffered a heart attack, and died while trying to move cattle from harm's way. Several homes burned to the ground, and 100 of 1000 of acres have been scorched. Cooler temperatures, diminishing winds, and a chance of rain are in the forecast for parts of the region.
But the National Weather Service warns the threat remains in effect.