Natural disasters

An evacuee from the Goodwin fire enters a Red Cross shelter, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Prescott Valley, Ariz. Forest officials say over a dozen campground and other recreation areas have been closed because of the wildfire in northern Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 28, 2017 - 7:34 pm
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced thousands of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago. The fire is burning...
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A fire burns near Mayer, Ariz, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, as seen from Spring Valley, Ariz. The fire has burned over 28 square miles (73 square kilometers). More than 500 firefighters are battling the blaze that's near the small town where 19 members of an elite firefighting unit were killed while battling a blaze four years ago. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 28, 2017 - 3:54 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced thousands of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago. The fire is burning in communities...
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A helicopter drops water on a ridge line during a wildfire near Huer Huero Road in Santa Margarita, Calif., Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (Joe Johnston/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 9:23 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah firefighters braced Wednesday for more high winds as they try to slow a stubborn wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people from a ski resort town. Another wildfire in Arizona forced the evacuation of a town with about 1,400 residents...
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A helicopter drops water on a ridge line during a wildfire near Huer Huero Road in Santa Margarita, Calif., Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (Joe Johnston/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 8:59 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah firefighters braced Wednesday for more high winds as they try to slow a stubborn wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people from a ski resort town. Firefighters hope to put areas with intense blazes at the fire's southern end so residents...
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Fire crews return from fighting a wildfire near the ski town of Brian Head Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Panguitch, Utah. Utah state Rep. Mike Noel said Tuesday he wants to use the fire near the ski town of Brian Head and a popular fishing lake to highlight the imbalance of power afforded environmental groups under previous presidents and to ease bureaucratic and legal blockades for logging companies. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 3:44 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighters are bracing for more high winds Wednesday as they try to slow a southern Utah wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people. Firefighters are hoping to be able to put out hot spots on the southern end of the fire to allow residents to...
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In this Oct. 20, 2011, photo, Johnny Galecki arrives at the premiere of "In Time" in Los Angeles. A spokeswoman for, Galecki, the 42-year-old actor, says his home on a ranch in the San Luis Obispo area was destroyed by the wildfire on the state's central coast. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
June 28, 2017 - 3:38 am
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The home of "Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki has been destroyed in a wildfire in California. Nicole Perna, a spokeswoman for the 42-year-old actor, says his home on a ranch in the San Luis Obispo area was destroyed by the wildfire on the state's central coast. By...
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June 28, 2017 - 2:47 am
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The home of "Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki has been destroyed in a wildfire in California. Nicole Perna, a spokeswoman for the 42-year-old actor, says his home on a ranch in the San Luis Obispo area was destroyed by the wildfire on the state's central coast. By...
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CORRECTS DATE TO JUNE 26 -This Monday, June 26, 2017, photo provided by the Utah Governor's Office, shows fire activity near Parowan, during a tour by Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, in southern Utah. The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake. (Justin Harding/Utah Governor's Office via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 1:26 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for the blaze that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of...
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CORRECTS DATE TO JUNE 26 -This Monday, June 26, 2017, photo provided by the Utah Governor's Office, shows fire activity near Parowan, during a tour by Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, in southern Utah. The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake. (Justin Harding/Utah Governor's Office via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 12:28 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for the blaze that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of...
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CORRECTS DATE TO JUNE 26 -This Monday, June 26, 2017, photo provided by the Utah Governor's Office, shows fire activity near Parowan, during a tour by Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, in southern Utah. The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake. (Justin Harding/Utah Governor's Office via AP)
June 27, 2017 - 11:27 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for the blaze that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of...
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