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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 …

California Wildfire Evacuations Lifted, as Containment Rises

Evacuation orders were lifted Monday evening after firefighters made significant progress containing 50 percent of a smoky mountain wildfire west of a lake near Bakersfield, officials said. The blaze has destroyed three houses, damaged another and forced hundreds to flee …

Risky Flood Zone Yielded by Oak Creek Fire in Arizona

A risky flood zone has been created in the aftermath of a wildfire that burned around northern Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon, a report from forest officials said. According to experts, runoff and erosion from the Slide Fire could occur at …

Colorado Governor Signs Law Giving $18M to 2012 Fire Victims

Victims of a 2012 Colorado wildfire started by the state will receive about $18 million in liability payments with a bill that’s been signed into law. The legislation signed into law Friday by Gov. John Hickenlooper identifies nearly two dozen …