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Scientists Want New Framework for Understanding California Wildfire Costs, Risks

A new report out shows challenges current fire management policies in California, proposes a new framework for understanding the total cost of wildfire in the state and suggests that health impacts from smoke my represent substantial costs that are not …

Fire at Collapsed Hard Rock Hotel Site in Louisiana

A fire broke out Monday amid the wreckage of the Hard Rock Hotel construction project that partially collapsed last year in New Orleans. Thick black smoke was visible in the area of the construction site at the edge of the …

Colorado Wildfire Destroyed 25 Residential Buildings, 54 Structures

A month-old northern Colorado wildfire has destroyed 25 residential buildings and a total of 54 structures, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says. The fire near Red Feather Lakes has burned 160 square miles and was 4% contained but hasn’t grown …

Oregon Wildfire in Mop-up Phase, 36 Structures Destroyed and 660 Threatened

A wildfire burning in the scenic Columbia River Gorge that has destroyed dozens of structures is 65% contained, according to authorities. Some evacuation orders were downgraded as of Monday because of the containment progress. The fire has burned nearly 1,000 …

Homes Evacuated by Growing Wildfire in Western Colorado

Several residents near a western Colorado wildfire were ordered to evacuate as the blaze continues to expand. The fire about 18 miles north of Grand Junction was started more than a week ago by lightning in remote and rough terrain …

Large Fire in Downtown St. Paul Engulfs Building, Closed Much of Area

Firefighters on Tuesday battled a large fire in downtown St. Paul that has engulfed a building that was under construction. The building is the Seven Corners Gateway site, an apartment building and hotel complex near the Xcel Energy Center, KSTP-TV …

Thousands Evacuated in Wake of Growing Southern California Wildfire

Evacuation orders remained in place early Monday for thousands of people after a wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles exploded in size and forced crews to battle flames in triple-digit heat. The Apple Fire in Riverside County consumed more …

Charges Filed Against Man in Deadly Seattle Apartment Fire

A deadly fire that sent people jumping from a fourth-floor window at an apartment building-turned motel in Seattle in July was apparently set in retribution over a stolen laptop, King County prosecutors said. Jesse Puff, 24, of Anchorage, Alaska, was …

Hawaiian Islands Avoided Direct Hit From Hurricane Douglas

Hawaii avoided a direct hit from Hurricane Douglas and the Category 1 storm was swirling just north of the island chain. The Central Pacific Warning Center lifted the hurricane warning on Monday for the island of Kauai, the final remaining …

Windows Broken Fire Set During Seattle Protests

Protesters in Seattle broke through a fence Saturday where a youth detention facility was being built, with some people setting a fire and damaging a portable trailer, authorities said. Thousands of protesters ad gathered near downtown Seattle on Saturday in …