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Fire Crews in California Battling Blazes in Extreme Heat

California firefighters battled destructive wildfires Monday as a lengthening heat wave roasted the state. Thousands of homes were at risk and air quality deteriorated in areas affected by smoke. The National Weather Service blanketed the state in warnings of excessive …

California Wildfires Burning Amid High Risk of Large Blazes

Dry vegetation fueled three wildfires near Los Angeles amid warnings Friday that the risk of new blazes erupting was high as temperatures spike and humidity levels drop during a statewide heat wave. A huge forest fire that prompted evacuations north …

Crews Battle Central California Blaze as State Fire Danger Grows

A wildfire in rural central California grew larger but firefighters also increased containment, authorities said. Low humidity and hot temperatures have raised fire danger in large portions of the state. The Mineral Fire in western Fresno County expanded to more …

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 …

Serial Arsonists Likely Hitting Central California City: Chief

Fresno, Calif.’s fire chief says investigators believe serial arsonists are behind a series of blazes across the city over the past month. Chief Kerri Donis said Tuesday that fire and police investigators are studying 21 fires that have occurred since …