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Wildfire Threatens Idaho Town, Evacuations Ordered

Residents in west-central Idaho near the town of Riggins were told to flee due to a wildfire that expanded to 40 square miles Thursday, an 11-square-mile jump. Fire managers say the fire made runs through the tops of trees and had …

$198M in Property at High Risk from Chelan Wildfire in Washington

The massive Chelan wildfire in Washington poses a significant risk to roughly 634 homes with a total reconstruction cost of more than $198 million, an analysis of the ongoing fire issued Wednesday shows. The analysis by property information and data …

Fire Burning Near California Ski Resort Threatens Homes

Hundreds of mountain homes remained threatened on Monday as crews increased containment of a wildfire burning through timber near a popular Southern California ski resort. Water cannons usually used for making snow were pointed at the fire burning near Snow …

Smoke Lifts over Washington fires, but Potential for Fire Growth Remains

The massive cloud of smoke began to lift over Washington wildfires over the weekend, but as air quality improves the fire’s behavior could become more erratic and intense, fire officials said. “It’s like a flue opening in a fireplace,” said …

11,000 Firefighters on Front Lines in California Blazes

A large blaze burning for nearly three weeks in a recreation area outside Kings Canyon National Park has scorched more than 50 square miles and the flames were moving toward a popular lake, officials said Thursday. More than 1,000 firefighters were …

At Least 36 Homes Destroyed by Oregon Wildfire

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says at least 36 homes have been destroyed by an Eastern Oregon wildfire, 10 more than previously reported. Gov. Kate Brown met Wednesday with victims of the fire near John Day and visited the command …

Oregon Crews Continue Fight With Home-Destroying Fire

Crews fighting a wildfire near John Day, Ore., spent Tuesday trying to strengthen control lines to protect further damage to homes. The lightning-sparked blaze on the Malheur National Forest has grown to 63 square miles and ruined at least 26 …

Second Largest Wildfire Year in History for Alaska

This summer’s fire season has officially become the second biggest on record in Alaska. More than 5,081,000 acres, or 7,940 square miles,  have burned this year. That surpasses the nearly 5.05 million acres burned in 1957 for second place on …

Arizona Wildfire That Forced Evacuations Now Partial Contained

A wildfire in Arizona that has grown to more than 6,000 acres and forces hundreds to evacuate is now 40 percent contained, fire officials say. The Willow fire in Mohave Valley is being battled by more than 300 firefighting personnel. …

Evacuations Ordered in Southern California Wildfire

A wildfire in rural Riverside County, Calif. has surged to about 500 acres, forcing evacuations and leaving one person burned and three firefighters with minor injuries. The blaze off State Route 74 near Anza started as a motor home fire …