Wildfires

A man walks past a fallen tree Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Hurricane force winds caused widespread damage and power outages throughout northern Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 08, 2020 - 5:41 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Summer came to an abrupt halt in parts of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday as temperatures reaching into the 90s plunged about 60 degrees in less than 24 hours, with a powerful surge of cold air from Canada unleashing snow and damaging winds in several states. The roller coaster...
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A firefighter battles the Creek Fire as it threatens homes in the Cascadel Woods neighborhood of Madera County, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
September 08, 2020 - 12:00 am
SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires have burned a record 2 million acres in California this year, and the danger for more destruction is so high the U.S. Forest Service announced Monday it was closing all eight national forests in the southern half of the state. After a typically dry summer,...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, file photo, a helicopter prepares to drop water at a wildfire in Yucaipa, Calif. A couple’s plan to reveal their baby’s gender at a party went up in smoke Saturday at El Rancho Dorado Park in Yucaipa, when a pyrotechnical device they used sparked a wildfire that has burned thousands of acres. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
September 07, 2020 - 5:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A couple’s plan to reveal their baby’s gender went up not in blue or pink smoke but in flames when the device they used sparked a wildfire that burned thousands of acres and forced people to flee from a city east of Los Angeles. The fire prompted evacuations in parts of Yucaipa,...
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California National Guard shows dozens of evacuees are evacuated to safety on a Cal Guard Chinook Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, after the Creek Fire in central California left them stranded. More than 200 people were airlifted to safety after a fast-moving wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in California's Sierra National Forest. The California Office of Emergency Services said Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters were used for the rescues that began Saturday night and continued overnight. (California National Guard via AP)
September 06, 2020 - 10:18 pm
SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers in military helicopters airlifted 207 people to safety after an explosive wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in California’s Sierra National Forest, one of dozens of fires burning Sunday amid record-breaking temperatures that strained the state's...
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Plumes of smoke rise into the sky as a wildfire burns on the hills near Shaver Lake, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Fires in the Sierra National Forest have prompted evacuation orders as authorities urged people seeking relief from the Labor Day weekend heat wave to stay away from the popular lake. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)
September 06, 2020 - 1:32 am
SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Three fast-spreading California wildfires sent people fleeing Saturday, with one trapping campers at a reservoir in the Sierra National Forest, as a brutal heat wave pushed temperatures into triple digits in many parts of state. The wildfire burning near Shaver Lake...
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Wildfires advance in Almonaster la Real in Huelva, Spain, Thursday Aug. 27, 2020. Hundreds of people were evacuated and thousands of hectares have already burned in a wildfire that began on Thursday in the southern region of Andalusia, in Huelva. (A.Perez, Europa Press via AP)
August 30, 2020 - 12:52 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire is raging in Spain's southern region of Andalusia, forcing more than 3,100 people to evacuate, authorities said Sunday. The blaze broke out Thursday in the mountains near the town of Almonaster la Real, 120 kilometers (75 miles) northwest of the...
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A plume rises over a vineyard in unincorporated Napa County as the Hennessey Fire burns on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of blazes sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
August 30, 2020 - 11:28 am
HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — With an early harvest already underway, a wildfire a few miles west of John Bucher's ranch added new urgency to getting his pinot noir grapes off the vine. If flames didn't do any damage to the delicate fruit, ash and smoke certainly could. Bucher hired an extra crew, and...
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Flames burn trees near the town of Altofonte, near the Sicilian city of Palermo, southern Italy, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Winds up to 150 kph (93 mph) whipped Italy during the night, fueling an arson fire in woods in the countryside near Palermo where the blaze forced 1,700 people from their homes in the town of Altofonte Saturday night. (Italian Firefighters via AP)
August 30, 2020 - 9:21 am
ROME (AP) — Hurricane-force winds toppled a tree Sunday during a storm in northern Italy, killing two children in a tent at a campground. The victims, sisters aged 3 and 14, died in the hospital, while another sibling was slightly injured and their parents were unharmed, Italian news reports said...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, file photo, flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires jump Interstate 80 in Vacaville, Calif. The highway was closed in both directions shortly afterward. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues. Despite strides made in evacuation alerts since deadly blazes tore through the area three years ago, many are still vulnerable without a statewide system for alerting people. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
August 28, 2020 - 7:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Debra DeAngelo went to sleep, she thought the flames chewing through Northern California wine country were too far away to be dangerous. Plus, she had signed up for all the alerts that emergency officials pressed on people after years of catastrophic wildfires. A frantic...
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A California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection crew is engulfed in smoke while tending a backburn near Felton, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, as a CZU Lightning Complex fire continues to burn. (Shmuel Thaler/The Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)
August 27, 2020 - 10:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 50,000 people forced to flee their homes were allowed to return by Thursday night as firefighters made progress in their effort to put out massive and deadly wildfires in Northern California. Officials were working on plans to repopulate other evacuated areas. Cooler...
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