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Wildfire Spending In Oregon Triggers Lloyd’s Insurance Policy

Oregon’s tough wildfire season has pushed spending to the point the state Department of Forest is tapping its special insurance policy for the second year in a row. The Bulletin reported that state wildfire costs exceeded the $20 million deductible …

More Evacuations in Northern California Wildfire

Crews battling a wildfire in a far Northern California forest have expanded a mandatory evacuation order and expect another day of gusty winds and dry conditions that could push the fire over containment lines and into threatened communities. Fire information …

Eight Homes, 10 Buildings Destroyed by California Wildfire

A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield, Calif.  has destroyed eight homes and 10 other structures, authorities said, but residents of some 200 homes under evacuation orders were allowed to return home Wednesday evening. The fire was 15 percent contained after consuming …

Some Yosemite Blaze Evacuees Allowed to Go Home

Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes. Nearly 1 square mile in Madera County had been scorched, revising …

Wildfire Near Yosemite In California Threatens 500 Structures

Firefighters from throughout California have been dispatched today to protect homes threatened by a wildfire near Yosemite National Park. The nearly 2-square-mile blaze in Madera County had destroyed eight structures and was threatening 500 others around Oakhurst, which is about 16 miles …

Hundreds of Oregon Households Told to Flee Wildfire

A new wildfire pushed by gusting winds threatens the small Columbia River Gorge community of Rowena, Ore., where residents of 275 homes had been told to evacuate. The fire made a run along the river in the evening on Aug. …

Wildfires Prompt California Governor to Declare State of Emergency

A pair of wildfires burning without restraint about 8 miles apart in northeast California became the focus of state and federal firefighters Sunday as authorities reported that one of the blazes had destroyed eight homes and prompted the precautionary evacuation …

Drone Nearly Blocks Firefighting Planes in California

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow most of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home …

California Wildfire Destroys 13 Homes, Hundreds of Homes at Risk

Firefighters in Northern California made progress Sunday against a wildfire that has destroyed 13 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park that destroyed one home grew significantly overnight. East …

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 …