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Hot summer weather means high risk of wildfires

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Southland once again will be gripped by high heat today, and forecasters warned it would last until the middle of next week, along with an elevated risk of wildfire. Today’s […]


The Watermelon Hill fire consumes trees after crossing Pine Springs Road near Fish Trap, Wash., Saturday July 19, 2014. The wildfire is growing rapidly and is moving in a southeast direction toward timber. A level three evacuation order has been given to people living near the path of the fire. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Colin Mulvany)

Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square […]


Crews battle wildfires in Washington, California

ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) — Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 32 square miles in central Washington. The blaze threatened more than 200 homes and […]


A sculpture hangs on a fence in front of a burning structure during a wildfire Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Escondido, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports. In the past three months, at least three […]


Marines move military vehicles near the entrance to Marine Corps Camp Pendleton in front of smoke plumes from the Las Pulgas wildfire burning on base Friday, May 16, 2014, in Oceanside, Calif. San Diego County officials said Friday five wildfires have been 100 percent contained. Still, crews were focusing efforts on two large fires — one in the city of San Marcos and two blazes at the Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Calmer winds help firefighters gain control

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Calmer winds helped firefighters gain ground Saturday against fires that have destroyed homes and raced through nearly 20,000 acres of northern and eastern San Diego County brush land, while authorities have charged a man for […]


Smoke plumes rise behind the  Marine Corps Camp Pendleton entrance Friday, May 16, 2014, in Oceanside, Calif.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Arson suspect charged, most blazes dying down

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man was charged with setting one of nearly a dozen fires that have destroyed homes and raced through nearly 20,000 acres of northern and eastern San Diego County brush land, but most […]


This Aug.16, 2013 photo shows helicopters battling the 64,000 acre Beaver Creek Fire north of Hailey, Idaho.  (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith, File)

Congress studies new way to pay to fight big fires

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bipartisan effort underway in Congress would change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, tapping natural disaster funds instead of money intended for fire prevention, lawmakers from Oregon […]


An aircraft drops fire retardant on the Colby Fire on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, near Azusa, Calif. Firefighters were chasing flare-ups Friday morning in the damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Crews make progress on destructive California fire

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — A destructive wildfire above foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles was reduced to smoke and scattered flames Friday, but the charred landscape remained too dangerous for 2,000 people to return to […]


A helicopter carrying water flies over the residential area as a man sprays water on his home on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Azusa, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Colby Fire 30 percent contained

GLENDORA (CNS) – Firefighters overnight battled a flareup of the so- called Colby Fire in the Angeles National Forest north of Glendora but kept the fire from spreading outside the 1,700-acre containment area. The fire, […]


Calif. wildfires: State of emergency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in three Northern California counties where wildfires have forced evacuations, closed roads and destroyed dozens of homes and other structures. The governor […]


Weekend thunderstorms fuel Calif. wildfires

(AP) – An uncontained wildfire in Northern California‘s Plumas National Forest has consumed more than 16 square miles, fueled by winds from weekend thunderstorms. Officials say the Chips Fire grew in multiple directions on Sunday, […]


More tough conditions for firefighters

(AP) – Fire crews in Colorado are slowly gaining control over the Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Springs. The fire ranks as the most destructive in state history, having destroyed nearly 350 houses, but it’s […]