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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, …

As California Wildfire Wanes, Evacuees Return and Damage is Measured

Relief was arriving after a rough stretch of wildfires all around the U.S. West, with firefighters slowly surrounding once-fierce blazes and evacuees starting to stream back home. Authorities surveying the damage from a blaze in Northern California this week said …

Northern California Wildfire Destroys 37 Structures

A Northern California wildfire has destroyed 37 structures, at least some of them homes. The figure is up from 17 destroyed structures previously reported by state fire officials. However, the blaze weakened significantly Monday and waves of the thousands of …

California Blazes Among Numerous Wildfires in Western U.S.

Two major wildfires in California that have forced nearly 8,000 people out of their homes are among numerous fires in the Western U.S. that have barreled across the baking landscape, destroying property. About 4,000 people evacuated and another 7,400 were …

Arizona Prepping for Floods in Wake of Massive Wildfire

A northern Arizona wildfire is nearing full containment and officials say it’s time to take precautions against possible post-fire flooding. Officials say there’s a high risk of flooding during the monsoon, and a community meeting on flooding potential, flood insurance …

Homes Near Northern Arizona Wildfire Have Evacuations Lifted

Homeowners in northern Arizona were given the green light to return days after being displaced by a fast-moving wildfire, while residents more than 200 miles away fled their homes after a blaze forced an evacuation of a small mountain community …

Wildfire Forces Evacuations in Rural California Town

Crews have stopped the forward progress of a small wildfire in Central California that has triggered evacuations in a rural area north of Fresno. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the 225-acre blaze was more than 15 …

Arizona Residents Evacuated as Wildfires Sweep Western U.S.

An Arizona wildfire that forced thousands from their homes and came dangerously close to consuming a town was 43 percent contained by Thursday evening, authorities said. Roughly 1,400 evacuated residents of the community of Mayer were allowed to go home …

California Wildfire Destroys Ranch Home of ‘Big Bang Theory’ Star

The home of “Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki has been destroyed in a wildfire in California. Nicole Perna, a spokeswoman for the 42-year-old actor, says his home on a ranch in the San Luis Obispo area was destroyed by …

Utah Blaze Now Nation’s Largest Active Wildfire

The nation’s largest wildfire is burning in Utah and has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a mountain area that’s home to a ski town. Firefighters battled high winds Monday as they fought a fire …