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In this Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, a fire crew stands watch along a fire break near a burn operation on the southern flank of the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Mike McMillan)

Scientists assess damage from Yosemite-area fire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Scientists are assessing the damage from a massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park, laying plans to protect habitat and waterways as the fall rainy season approaches. Members of the federal […]

09/08/2013

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Brush fire erupts in Riverside County

HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Southern California firefighters are battling a 15- to 20-acre wildland fire south of Hemet in Riverside County. The fire was reported at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday and is burning in grass and […]

09/04/2013

A herd of goats waits at the feed trough at Oak Knoll Dairy in Windsor, Vt., on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Valley News, Sarah Priestap)

Spontaneous goat manure fire stinks up Vt. town

WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — A pile of goat manure spontaneously caught fire, spreading stench and wrinkling noses through a Vermont town but causing no damage, officials said. The odor evoked “a damp kind of burning […]

08/23/2013

In this Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 photo, traffic on U.S. Highway 12 near Lolo, Mont., retreats to safety from the West Fork II fire that grew from less than 100 acres Monday morning to about 3,500 acres and burned both sides of the highway. (AP Photo/Missoulian, Kurt Wilson)

Hot, dry summer pushes wildfire spending past $1B

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Wildfires burning in Oregon, Idaho and Montana are taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the year. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise […]

08/20/2013

The remains of a home and a car destroyed by a wildfire are seen on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, near Banning, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Firefighters make progress battling Silver Fire

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are making progress battling Southern California’s latest destructive wildfire, which has burned 26 homes and threatened more than 500 others in the San Jacinto Mountains. The Silver Fire, which charred […]

08/10/2013

Tanker 911, operated by 10 Tanker Air Carrier drops retardant over the Sharp Fire, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 in Wrigthwood Calif. (AP Photo/The Victor Valley Daily Press, James Quigg)

Calif. faces longer, tough wildfire season

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — California truly is the Golden State this summer — golden brown — and that has fire officials worried heading into the peak of the wildfire season. It’s still weeks before the […]

08/10/2013

Multiple structures burn in the Poppet Flats area as the Silver Fire roared through the area along Hwy 243 between Banning and Idyllwild, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Frank Bellino)

Interactive guide to the Silver Fire

An interactive showing the location and statistics of the Silver wildfire, including photos, can be viewed here.

08/08/2013

Location of Idyllwild, Calif., where 6,000 people were forced to flee wildfires. (AP)

Thunderstorm threat a wildcard for So Cal Wildfire

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) – The threat of weekend thunderstorms could bring much-needed moisture to a huge wildfire in the Southern California mountains near Palm Springs. Unfortunately it could also bring wind, lightning and other volatile […]

07/20/2013

An air tanker makes a drop on the Mountain Fire near Lake Hemet, Calif. on Tuesday July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Frank Bellino)

Interactive guide to 50 years of wildfires

Click here to see an interactive guide to 50 years of wildfires.

07/19/2013

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Experts say expect bigger, fiercer wildfires in West

LOS ANGELES (AP) – There’s a dangerous but basic equation behind the killer Yarnell Hill wildfire and other blazes raging across the West this summer: More heat, more drought, more fuel and more people in […]

07/05/2013

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Senators protest cuts to wildfire prevention funds

DENVER (AP) — A bipartisan group of Western U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to focus more on preventing wildfires rather than taking money from programs that clear potentially hazardous dead trees and […]

06/28/2013

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2 held for dozens of Yosemite-area arson fires

COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) — California fire officials say they’ve arrested a couple suspected of setting dozens of grass fires, including one that destroyed a home near Yosemite National Park. State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says […]

06/26/2013

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