Stories tagged: wildfires
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 5 a.m.
While it might seem like wildfires only cause destruction, they are actually a natural and important part of keeping forests healthy.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Firefighters fought to spare homes Friday from a growing Southern California forest fire, a day after flames came perilously close to neighborhoods and destroyed one house.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 7:01 p.m.
Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state’s largest-ever wildfire but didn’t expect to have it fully under control until September.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
The city’s six public swimming pools will be closed while choking conditions persist in Spokane, limiting access to a free relief from potential record-breaking heat. The city’s splash pads will …
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 8:04 p.m.
Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the largest wildfire in state history, becoming the norm as climate change makes the …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:39 p.m.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday called on President Donald Trump to help California fight and recover from another devastating wildfire season.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Yosemite National Park’s iconic cliffs are shrouded in so much smoke from nearby wildfires that the air quality is worse than anywhere in America and is rivaling Beijing.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 8:31 a.m.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is placing a temporary statewide restriction on firearm use to fire-prevention rules already in place on state-managed lands.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 2:42 p.m.
Firefighters battling deadly and destructive blazes in Northern California faced worsening weather conditions on Friday after a record-breaking fire tornado last week.
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:23 p.m.
The state Department of Natural Resources will prohibit outdoor burning statewide effective Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 11:55 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency Tuesday because of wildfires in Eastern Washington and called out National Guard troops to help fight the fires.
UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 8:50 p.m.
Firefighters struggling to contain destructive Northern California wildfires found themselves facing a new blaze that erupted Tuesday and drove through a rural area near a national forest.
UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency in the entire state due to wildfire threats.
UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
The deadly Northern California wildfire that has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes slowed down Sunday after days of explosive growth, giving officials hope even as …
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 1:20 p.m.
Heat waves are setting all-time temperature records across the globe, again. Europe suffered its deadliest fire in more than a century, and one of nearly 90 large fires in the …
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 8:56 p.m.
A wildfire that roared with little warning into a Northern California city claimed two lives as thousands of people scrambled to escape before the walls of flames descended from forested …
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Fire stoked by hot and windy weather raged through a forest in far northern California on Thursday. In mountain communities east of Los Angeles, calmer conditions aided firefighters on the …
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 10:01 p.m.
Homes burned as a fast-moving wildfire forced an entire Southern California mountain town to evacuate Wednesday, while tourists emptied from the heart of Yosemite National Park so firefighters could battle …
UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
The heart of Yosemite National Park, where throngs of tourists are awe-struck by cascading waterfalls and towering granite features like El Capitan and Half Dome, will be closed as firefighters …
Fri., July 20, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
An Oregon State University professor is using federal funds to conduct research on how embers form and spread during devastating wildfires.
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 10:41 p.m.
Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades – including blazes above the Arctic Circle – prompting the government to seek help from the military, hundreds of volunteers and …
Tue., July 10, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
Several counties in Western Washington have announced burn bans effective later this week.
UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Firefighters toiled in stifling heat Saturday on the lines of destructive wildfires across the U.S. West, making progress against some blazes while struggling to tame others that have forced evacuations …
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 8:14 p.m.
A wildfire raging through drought-stricken timber and brush near California’s border with Oregon killed one person and destroyed at least a dozen buildings as it burned largely out of control, …
UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Large wildfires grew across the American West on Wednesday, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to …
UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
A growing wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains, while other blazes across the parched U.S. West kept hundreds of other homes under evacuation orders Tuesday and …
UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 3:24 p.m.
Evacuations were ordered as dry, hot winds fueled a wildfire burning out of control Sunday in rural Northern California, sending a stream of smoke some 75 miles south into the …
Wed., June 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
Most of us remember growing up when summer meant long, warm days full of running, swimming and playing in our great outdoors. Summer was always a welcome respite from gray …
Tue., June 26, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
A wildfire in Northern California that forced about 1,500 people to flee their homes grew overnight and was heading toward a sparsely populated area in a region hit hard by …
UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 12:48 p.m.
Hundreds of Northern California homes and businesses were threatened Monday after wind-driven wildfires broke out over the weekend, forcing thousands of residents to flee their homes throughout rural regions north …