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Evacuations Lifted for Wildfire on California Coast

Evacuation orders were lifted Wednesday as firefighters strengthened control lines and mopped up hot spots at a wildfire along California’s Big Sur coast, authorities said. Fire activity was minimal overnight, with higher humidity and light winds, Cal Fire said in …

Wildfire on California Coast Now 45% Contained

Shifting winds and increased humidity helped firefighters make progress against a blaze burning in rugged mountains near California’s Big Sur coast, authorities said. The Colorado Fire was 45% contained on Tuesday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire …

Hundreds Evacuated as Crews Battle California Wildfire

Hundreds of residents remained evacuated Sunday as crews battled a wildfire in rugged mountains along the California coast that forced the closure of the main roadway near Big Sur. One structure, a yurt, was destroyed by the blaze that broke …

Woman Missing in Colorado Wildfire Was Last Seen Trying to Save Dogs

As a fast-moving wildfire spread in suburban Denver, an emergency responder warned Edna Nadine Turnbull to evacuate. But the 91-year-old went back inside her home to rescue her dogs. Turnbull and her pets were never seen again. Authorities said Wednesday …

AM Best Says Demand Surge and Inflation to Amplify Colorado Wildfire Losses

AM Best expects demand surge and rising inflationary pressures on building costs to add to overall loss estimates in the recent wildfires in Colorado. In a commentary AM Best notes that early industry estimates place losses in the late-December wildfires …

Colorado Wildfire Caused $513M in Damage, Officials Say

Last week’s Colorado wildfire caused at least $513 million in damage and destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and structures, officials as they updated the toll of property lost in the most destructive wildfire in state history. Boulder County released the new …

Destructive Winds Flipped Airplanes, Trucks Near Anchorage

Destructive winds battered an area just north of Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday, flipping small airplanes and semitrailers, forcing schools to close, leaving thousands without power and severely damaging a fast-food restaurant. Two shelters opened for people needing refuge from the …

Investigators Narrow Search for Origin of Massive Colorado Wildfire

Investigators looking for the cause of the Colorado wildfire that destroyed nearly 1,000 homes have narrowed their search to a sparsely populated neighborhood near Boulder where a passer-by captured video of a burning shed on the day the fire began, …

Oregon Fire Damaged More Than 20 Businesses

Authorities say a fire early Sunday in Hillsboro, Oregon, impacted about 20 to 25 businesses. Shortly after 3 a.m., Hillsboro firefighters responded to a commercial blaze inside the Weil Arcade building on East Main Street. Within half an hour, Hillsboro …

2 Still Missing in Colorado Wildfire; Cause Under Investigation

Search teams looked for two missing people in the smoldering debris from a massive Colorado wildfire while people who escaped the flames sorted through the charred remnants of their homes to find what was left. Investigators were still trying to …