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Rains Good, Lightning Bad for Biggest Wildfire in Washington History

People afflicted by the massive Carlton Complex fires in north-central Washington may get some relief tonight and over the next few days in the form of wetter, cooler weather. But then again the system moving in may bring lighting, which …

Winds Setback Firefighters Battling Massive Washington Blaze

Firefighters doing battle with the massive Carlton Complex fires in north-central Washington are having to to deal with wind-driven sparks that can travel as far as a half-a-mile, as one town small town was put on evacuation notice late Monday. …

Better Weather May Help Firefighters Fight Massive Washington Blaze

Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters Monday against a destructive wildfire that has burned hundreds of square miles in Washington State. The Carlton Complex of fires in north-central Washington had burned about 379 square miles, and the fire was …

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 …

Washington Wildfire Grows, Evacuations Ordered

One central Washington wildfire has burned across 28 square miles in just two days while another has broken out in hot, dry conditions. The Mills Canyon fire near Entiat has burned across more than 18,000 acres since it started Tuesday, according …

Monticello Fire in California Nearly Contained

A wildfire that has blazed in a large swath in Northern California for the past five days is now 74 percent contained, according to fire and forestry officials. The Monticello Fire in Yolo County had at one point forced several …

Firefighters Gaining Upper Hand on California Wildfire

Nearly 2,000 firefighters are getting the upper hand on a wildfire in rugged and steep terrain in rural Northern California. Fire officials say the Monticello Fire near Lake Berryessa in Yolo County was 55 percent as of Tuesday morning, up 10 …

Northern California Fire At 4,300 Acres, Forced Evacuations

A wildfire in rural Northern California’s Napa County damaged two homes and forced the evacuation of 200 others, although the blaze has yet to threaten the area’s famed vineyards. The fire in Pope Valley grew to 4,300 acres, according to …

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 …

Wildfire Threatens Homes in New Mexico

Firefighters are bracing for another day of hot, dry and windy conditions as they battle a fast-moving wildfire in New Mexico. The Assayii Lake Fire blackened more than 19 square miles in less than two days while making its way …