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Lightning Strikes Spark Wildfires Across Oregon

A Southern Oregon wildfire destroyed six homes and 14 other buildings, and dozens of additional blazes ignited after thousands of lightning strikes lashed the state. The Moccasin Hill fire began Sunday near the ranching town of Sprague River, about 25 …

Report: $100M in Losses from Southern California Quake

The moderate earthquake that struck Southern California in spring did more damage than people may think – and a bigger quake on that fault could be more devastating than a “big one” on the region’s infamous San Andreas Fault, a …

Wisconsin Tornado Caused $1M Damage To Colfax Schools

A weak tornado that struck Wisconsin last week caused more than $1 million in damage to Colfax schools and the district’s athletic complex. The Chippewa Herald reported the tornado touched down briefly twice Friday before reaching the building housing the …

Iowa Farmers Face Damage, Replanting After Floods

Area farmers are dealing with damage to their crops and fences after all the recent heavy rain and flooding. Farmers in northwest Iowa, southeast South Dakota and northeast Nebraska face significant work ahead because of the flooding on the Big …

Lawsuit: Arizona Mismanaged Deadly Wildfire

Dozens of property owners in central Arizona are suing the state, saying it failed miserably in its management of a wildfire that killed 19 Hotshots. The lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court seeks unspecified damages for emotional distress, property …

Minor Damage in Colorado From 4 Tornadoes

The National Weather Service has reported four tornadoes have been reported in northeast Colorado, but there has been no major damage. Three twisters were reported Saturday in Adams County and one in Weld County. The agency says a tornado 5 …

California Wildfire Evacuations Lifted, as Containment Rises

Evacuation orders were lifted Monday evening after firefighters made significant progress containing 50 percent of a smoky mountain wildfire west of a lake near Bakersfield, officials said. The blaze has destroyed three houses, damaged another and forced hundreds to flee …

Wyoming City to Seek State Help For Landslide Costs

The town of Jackson, Wyo. plans to ask the state for help in covering the cost of a creeping landslide that damaged and threatened several homes and businesses. The Town Council will meet tonight to consider asking the Wyoming Business Council …

Alaska Wildfire Grows After Evacuations

Rain forecast this week in Alaska may help crews gain control over a massive wildfire that forced dozens of people to flee to shelters and move some of their animals to safety at rodeo grounds. The Funny River Fire in …

Rural Eastern Idaho Visited by Small Tornado

Authorities say a small tornado in a rural area of eastern Idaho caused no damage or injuries. The National Weather Service says the twister touched down at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday about 10 miles northwest of American Falls and remained on …