Stories tagged: wildfires
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Firefighters are battling dozens of wildfires in Kansas and Nebraska that have erupted since the weekend, even as calmer winds on Wednesday helped contain or extinguish most of them.
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 6:09 p.m.
A powerful winter storm was bearing down Wednesday on California and forecasters warned of heavy snowfall in the northern mountains while predictions of widespread rainfall elsewhere raised concern about flash …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
Evacuation orders were still in effect Monday morning as firefighters tried to gain ground on a wind-fueled, 2,800-acre blaze burning in rural Inyo County.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 8:21 p.m.
Insurance claims from last fall’s deadly California wildfires have reached $11.8 billion, making it the most expensive series of wildfires in state history, an official said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz says any carbon tax should be used to reduce carbon pollution, fight wildfires and improve public lands.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
After a welcome lull in powerful winds that drove Southern California’s massive wildfire, crews and homeowners were bracing Wednesday for the return of potentially dangerous gusts that could revive the …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Firefighters trying to prevent one of the biggest fires in California’s history from consuming homes in Santa Barbara and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito were hoping less powerful wind …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
The fifth largest wildfire in California history expanded, ripping through dry brush atop a coastal ridge while crews struggled to keep flames from roaring down into neighborhoods amid fears of …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history and …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
A major flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire has sent residents fleeing as flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
A week of destructive fires in Southern California is ending but danger still looms.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
On Friday, the first fire-related death in the California wildfires was confirmed by the Ventura County medical examiner’s office.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
A brush fire driven by gusty winds that have plagued Southern California all week exploded rapidly Thursday north of San Diego, destroying dozens of trailer homes in a retirement community …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
A wildfire erupted in Los Angeles’ exclusive Bel-Air section Wednesday as yet another part of Southern California found itself under siege from an outbreak of wind-whipped blazes that have consumed …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Ranchers in Idaho and Oregon have begun grazing their cattle again on some of the nearly 280,000 acres burned in wildfires in 2015.
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Economic leaders are looking to ask Oregon lawmakers to aid small businesses impacted by the summer’s harsh fire season.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
A month after deadly wildfires swept through California’s famed wine country, hot-air balloons are floating again over Napa Valley vineyards splashed with fall colors. On the heels of the disaster, …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
A giant passenger jet converted to fight wildfires was grounded this year by U.S. officials during much of what turned out to be an especially destructive U.S. fire season, but …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
A giant passenger jet converted to fight wildfires but grounded by U.S. officials during much of this year’s fire season could be aloft much more next year.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
California Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers asked the U.S. government Friday for $7.4 billion to help rebuild after a cluster of fires tore through the heart of wine country, killing …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Responding to deadly wildfires in California and the West, House Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill to allow faster approval for logging and other actions to reduce the risk of …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
The DNR plan points to prescribed burns, thinning and the steady harvesting of small-diameter trees to help restore forest health.
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Property damage claims from a series of deadly October wildfires now exceed $3.3 billion, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said Tuesday.
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte says blocking frivolous lawsuits and boosting emergency spending on wildfires would help restore Montana’s forests to better health.
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
While the flames have been doused in most areas, Northwest wildfires continue to impact mountain access for hikers and hunters.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Some Northern California residents who fled their houses nearly two weeks ago as wildfires threatened them started returning home Friday to see what is still standing. Authorities raised the number …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Although the climbing movie MERU has already played in Spokane, there are several good reasons to see it again when it screens tonight (Oct. 19) , 7 p.m., at the …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Forests most likely to burn would be thinned under Cantwell proposal that’s backed by Idaho’s senators
Washington and Idaho senators offer proposal to reduce wildfires in the most at-risk federal forests.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
BROOKINGS, Ore. – Usually the parking lot at Brookings’ harbor is filled with boat trailers, rusty pickup trucks and tourists. But this day in late August is not a usual …