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Containment on Massive California Fire Increases

A fire that has burned 63 homes and dozens of other structures is now 65 percent contained, authorities said. The fire near California’s Yosemite National Park has burned 78,900 acres, and is still threatening 1,500 structures. Evacuation orders remain in …

Firefighters Gain Ground on California Fire

Firefighters are bracing for the possibility of dry lightning as they battle a stubborn blaze that has scorched nearly 120 square miles near California’s Yosemite National Park. The wildfire burning in the Sierra Nevada foothills was 50 percent contained Monday. …

Colorado Wildfire Evacuation Order Lifted in Foothills

Authorities have lifted evacuations prompted by a wildfire burning near a heavily populated area in Colorado. The fire burned almost half a square mile of brush-covered foothills south of Fort Collins, triggering an evacuation south of Horsetooth Reservoir that was …

50 Homes Destroyed in California Wildfire

The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered sidewalks, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a …

Yosemite Park Wildfire Burns Dozens of Structures And Heads Toward California Towns

A wildfire in foothills west of Yosemite National Park destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands to flee towns but fire crews have been able to stop it from reaching a threatened community on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. …

California Wildfire Threatens 1,500 Homes

A California blaze in the rugged mountains outside of Yosemite National Park has destroyed eight structures and forced thousands of nearby residents to flee their homes. As of Tuesday evening, the fire had scorched 39 square miles, according to the …

California’s Drought Is Over, but a New Report Shows Wildfire Risk is High for Millions

California’s drought-ridden feet aren’t out of the proverbial fire yet. This years’ powerful winter storms ended perpetual discourse about the state’s multiyear drought, but there are still 4.5 million homes at high or extreme risk of wildfire in California and …

2 New California Wildfires Prompt Evacuation Orders

A wildfire burning in central California tripled in size Monday, forcing more people from their homes as firefighters battle the day-old blaze. The fire is burning near Lake McClure, a reservoir about 50 miles east of Modesto. It has scorched …

Costs for Fighting Utah Wildfire Reached Nearly $34M

The cost of fighting a southern Utah wildfire that forced hundreds of people to evacuate has reached nearly $34 million. Fire spokeswoman Julie Thomas said the tab for fighting the blaze near the Utah ski town of Brian Head is …

Wyoming Wildfire Caused by Lightning, Investigators Say

Investigators have determined that lightning ignited a wildfire that has burned about 3 square miles of timber in southeast Wyoming. The fire burning in the Keystone area of Medicine Bow National Forest began July 3. After growing quickly last week, …