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California Wildfire That Erupted Near Massive Blaze Expands

A wildfire that erupted near a destructive blaze in Northern California’s rural, rocky hills expanded farther. The blaze had burned 9 square miles by Monday afternoon, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. It broke out several miles …

Arizona Wildfire Sees New Evacuation Orders

Worsening conditions at a wildfire in northwestern Arizona prompted authorities to issue a second evacuation order over the weekend. The decision Sunday to order an additional 700 homes evacuated brings the number of evacuated homes in the Topock area near the …

Firefighters Make Progress Against Raging California Wildfire

Firefighters are reporting some progress against a Northern California wildfire that has charred more than 100 square miles of terrain, destroying buildings, threatening many others and sending thousands of residents fleeing. As firefighters and equipment from outside the state poured …

Wet Weather Helps in Battling Massive California Wildfire

Cooler, wetter weather helped crews make inroads Monday against a massive Northern California wildfire that tore through two dozen homes, threatened thousands more and forced 12,000 people to flee the flames. The largest blaze in drought-stricken California roughly tripled in size over the weekend …

Cooler Conditions Help Firefighters Battle Southwest Oregon Wildfire

Clouds and the end of triple-digit heat helped firefighters battling the Stouts wildfire in southwest Oregon. Fire spokesman Dave Wells says the blaze is only 3 percent contained, but crews made good progress on the fire lines and some evacuated …

Raging California Wildfire Jumps Containment

Firefighters aided by lower temperatures and higher humidity have made progress corralling a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Northern California. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Capt. Don Camp says containment of the fire in the Lower Lake …

Firefighters Hold California Wildfire That Jumped Line

Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground late Wednesday, keeping a blaze east of California’s Napa Valley from jumping any more containment lines, fire officials said. The fire, which has burned for a …

More Wildfires in California, But Less Damage

The number of California wildfires so far this year is up, but the acreage burned is smaller, the result of favorable weather and more firefighters who can quickly be dispatched to corral flames, fire officials say. Since Jan. 1, about …

Northern California Wildfire Threatens Homes, Prompts Evacuations

A Northern California wildfire raced through more than six square miles of drought-stricken timber over the weekend, threatening at least 150 rural homes in the Sierra Nevada, authorities said. The blaze forced evacuations of some communities in and near Nevada …

Officials Say Washington Wildfire Was Human-Caused

Officials say a wildfire that has burned one home and torched nearly 6 square miles in southeastern Washington was likely human-caused. Fire spokeswoman Sarah Foster says the cause is under investigation, though officials determined lightning was not the cause. Nearly …