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Cost of Fighting Wildfires in Oregon Far Ahead of Last Year’s Pace

The estimated cost of fighting Oregon wildfires this summer stands at more than $180 million. That’s $30 million more than at the same time last year. The Mail Tribune reported that 75 percent of those dollars have been spent on …

Wildfires in California Are Mostly Burning in Rural Areas

Dry, hot and windy conditions are threatening to expand California’s largest wildfires, which so far are burning in largely rural areas, muting their economic impact. The fires, which have killed 12 people and burned an area almost as big as …

Largest Wildfire in California History Continues to Grow

Twin fires in Northern California being treated as one became the largest wildfire in state history, destroying 443 square miles. The Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco was still growing this week as it broke the record set eight …

Damage in Colorado from Severe Storm Could Include Possible Tornadoes

Trees and power lines are knocked over and small planes are flipped upside down after a severe storm, which including tornado sightings and hail, moved across the plains of northeastern Colorado. A team from the National Weather Service is in …

Northern California Wildfires Threaten 10,000 Homes

A pair of wildfires tearing through vineyards and brushy hills threatened some 10,000 homes in Northern California on Tuesday. The two fires straddling Mendocino and Lake counties had burned seven homes by Monday night along with some 107 square miles …

Heavy Rainstorm Damaged New Mexico Homes, Infrastructure

Raging waters from the Santa Fe River and arroyos have caused damage to Santa Fe, N.M. homes, city facilities and infrastructure following a heavy rainstorm. More than 3 inches of rainfall were reported in some areas of northern Santa Fe …

North Dakota Official Says Tornado Warning Worked, But Residents Didn’t Hear It

All eight outdoor warning sirens in a North Dakota oil patch city were sounded before a deadly tornado ravaged an RV park, but park residents and others said they didn’t hear them, authorities said. A newborn baby was killed and …

Storm Slams North Dakota City, Injuring Dozens

Authorities say more than two dozen people were hurt, three critically, when a violent storm whipped through a northwestern North Dakota city, trapping some people in overturned recreational vehicles. The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office says the storm moved through Watford …

Wildfire Destroys 100-Plus Colorado Homes, Other Blazes Burning in West

More than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains were destroyed by a growing wildfire, while hundreds of others across the parched U.S. West remained under evacuations Tuesday. A fire near Fort Garland, roughly 200 miles southwest of Denver, had destroyed …

Winds Fan Fast-Moving Northern California Wildfire

A massive wildfire in rural Northern California has grown in size and has forced evacuations. The fast-moving fire that started over the weekend northwest of Sacramento grew dramatically to about 150 square miles by Monday night. State fire officials said …