Northern California Wildfire: 42 Killed, Now Deadliest in Golden State History

Northern California Wildfire: 42 Killed, Now Deadliest in Golden State History

Northern California Wildfire: 42 Killed, Now Deadliest in Golden State History Search teams have recovered the remains of at least 42 people killed by the devastating Camp wildfire that largely incinerated the town of Paradise in Northern California, making it the deadliest single wild-land blaze in the Golden State history, authorities said Monday. The latest death toll, up […]

Update: California Wildfires Roar, 31 Dead, Nearly 7000 Structures Destroyed

Update: California Wildfires Roar, 31 Dead, Nearly 7000 Structures Destroyed

Update: California Wildfires Roar, 31 Dead, Nearly 7000 Structures Destroyed Sunday, crews searching the smoking ruins of Paradise and outlying areas found 8 more bodies, raising the death toll to 31, it is the deadliest wildfire in the Golden States history. Over 200 still missing. Massive California wildfires continue to roar through the Golden State […]

CA Wildfires Latest: 25 Dead; 175-K Acres Burned, 250-K Evacuate

CA Wildfires Latest: 25 Dead; 175-K Acres Burned, 250-K Evacuate

CA Wildfires Latest: 25 Dead; 174-K Acres Burned, 250-K Evacuate Several massive wildfires continue to roar through the Golden State leaving many with nothing. Here is the latest information The deadly California wildfires, fueled by strong winds and dry weather, have once again ripped through the Golden State killing at least 25 people, charring almost […]

California Wildfires Continue to Burn

California Wildfires Continue to Burn

California Wildfires Continue to Burn California spent more than 50% of annual firefighting budget in 40 days At least 13 large fires raged across California Friday, threatening over 16,000 homes and leading to evacuation orders for nearly 25,000 residents in what is shaping up to be 1 of the worst fire seasons on record in the state. […]

Wildfires Sweep Through California and Oregon

Wildfires Sweep Through California and Oregon

Wildfires Sweep Through California and Oregon Firefighters battling wildfires throughout the US West that have torched hundreds of homes hoped for some help from the weather Saturday even as new fires swept Southern California. A fire on the California-Oregon border that destroyed 40 buildings and claimed at least one life since Thursday remained virtually out […]

Santa Barbara, California Under Mandatory Evacuation, Wildfires Rage 

Santa Barbara, California Under Mandatory Evacuation, Wildfires Rage 

Santa Barbara, California Under Mandatory Evacuation, Wildfires Rage Residents piled into cars and fled Saturday, turning downtown Santa Barbara into “a ghost town” as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California’s history toward the city and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito. The mandatory evacuations around Montecito and neighboring Summerland came as […]

California Blaze Rages Threatening Coastal Towns

California Blaze Rages Threatening Coastal Towns

California Blaze Rages Threatening Coastal Towns Firefighters kept a wall of flames from descending mountains into coastal neighborhoods after a huge and destructive Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the 5th largest in state history. Tens of thousands remained under evacuation orders Monday as the fire churned west through foothill areas of Carpinteria and […]

Wildfire: Largest LA History, 100’s of Homes at Risk

Wildfire: Largest LA History, 100’s of Homes at Risk

Wildfire: Largest LA History, 100’s of Homes at Risk More than a 1000 firefighters are battling the largest wildfire in Los Angeles history contended with erratic winds Sunday, but more moderate temperatures could help contain a blaze that has forced hundreds to evacuate their homes. The nearly 5,900-acre La Tuna Fire, named after the canyon […]

California’s Big Sur Wildfire Costliest in US History

California’s Big Sur Wildfire Costliest in US History

California’s Big Sur Wildfire Costliest in US History A wildfire burning for nearly two months on California’s scenic Big Sur coast has passed $200-M in firefighting costs, becoming the costliest to fight in US history, according to the data. The fire has cost $206.7-M to fight so far, the National Interagency Fire Center said in […]

The Blue Cut Wildfire, Cajon Pass Northeast of Los Angeles Rages

The Blue Cut Wildfire, Cajon Pass Northeast of Los Angeles Rages

The Blue Cut Wildfire, Cajon Pass Northeast of Los Angeles Rages Firefighters were said to be gaining ground Friday against a wildfire burning in a Southern California mountain pass that has forced tens of thousands of residents to flee their homes and destroyed about 100 houses, officials said. The Blue Cut Wildfire, named for a […]

A Huge Wildfire Closes California’s Scenic Hwy 1

A Huge Wildfire Closes California’s Scenic Hwy 1

A Huge Wildfire Closes California’s Scenic Hwy 1 An huge wildfire that has killed 1 person and scorched about 60,000 acres along the California Coast, forced authorities Monday to shut down a portion of scenic Highway 1 near Carmel-by-the-Sea. The closure of the highway, which runs along much of the Pacific coastline and is famed […]

Pilot Fire at Silverwood Lake Grows, Evacuations Ordered

Pilot Fire at Silverwood Lake Grows, Evacuations Ordered

Pilot Fire at Silverwood Lake Grows, Evacuations Ordered A fast-moving wildfire near Silverwood Lake in southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains continued to burn out of control Sunday night, scorching some 1,500 acres, and prompting evacuation orders and road closures, officials said. The blaze, dubbed the Pilot Fire, erupted about 12:10p near the Miller Canyon OHV […]

Unattended Campfire Ignites California Wildfire Near Big Sur

Unattended Campfire Ignites California Wildfire Near Big Sur

 Unattended Campfire Ignites California Wildfire Near Big Sur A wildfire that scorched some 43,000 acres, and destroyed dozens of homes near California’s famed Big Sur coast was sparked by an illegal, unattended camp fire in a State Park, authorities said Tuesday. The Soberanes Fire, which erupted on 22 July, began as a small blaze, 2 ft […]

Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes

Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes

Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes: ‘These are Not Normal Times,’ Warn Authorities As the Sand Fire ravages 33,000 acres and displaces 22,000 people, authorities are begging residents to heed evacuation orders. A California Sand Wildfire has destroyed more than 18 homes, left 1 man dead and is forcing thousands of residents to evacuate as […]

Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes

Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes

Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes As of Saturday afternoon the fast-moving Sand Fire in Santa Clarita California has burned 20,000 acres and is not contained. A raging wildfire grew to more than 30 square miles east of Santa Clarita Saturday, prompting an expanded evacuation order affecting some 1,500 homes and spreading smoke and […]

Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US

Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US

Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US Several major wildfires are raging across the Southwestern United States, after consuming dozens of homes and forcing evacuations. Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a blaze burning in the sparsely populated and wooded community of Timberon, New Mexico. That wildfire, which officials said was in the “mop-up stage” […]

California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands

California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands

California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands Strong winds will keep the wildfire danger high across the West Sunday into Monday. Strong winds will keep the wildfire danger high across the West Sunday into Monday. Wildfires burning in both California and Colorado have forced evacuations and left one firefighter injured Saturday evening, burning more […]

“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire

“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire

“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire Hundreds of firefighters were struggling Saturday to contain a massive wildfire that has so far killed 2 people and burned at least 100 homes and  ravaging lakeside communities in Central California. The Erskine Fire broke out Thursday afternoon in the foothills of Kern County about 42 miles northeast […]

Southwest Wildfires Raging in Record High Tempatures

Southwest Wildfires Raging in Record High Tempatures

Southwest Wildfires Raging in Record High Temperatures Update: Wildfire warnings were posted across parts of 3 Western US states Sunday as a heat wave baked the region in record, triple-digit temperatures, stoking flames in California from the coastal foothills outside Santa Barbara to desert brush near the Mexican border. For an area stretching from Southern […]

Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter”

Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter”

Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter” The wildfire in Santa Barbara County, California has burned thousands of acres and prompted the declaration of a local emergency as firefighters continue into the weekend facing extremely difficult conditions. More than 1,200 personnel were responding to the wild fire, which has been […]

Wildfires in Southern California Raging, 100’s in Danger

Wildfires in Southern California Raging, 100’s in Danger

Wildfires in Southern California Raging, 100’s in Danger A wildfire in Southern California more than 3X’d in size overnight and forced officials to close a major highway, 100’s of homes in danger,  another blaze in New Mexico had communities on edge after destroying 24 homes, officials said on Friday. California’s Sherpa Fire, burning in chapparal […]

Fire as Destructive as Canada’s Ft McMurray Wildfire can happen in Australia

Fire as Destructive as Canada’s Ft McMurray Wildfire can happen in Australia

Fire as Destructive as Canada’s Ft McMurray Wildfire can happen in Australia As the massive and destructive wildfire continues to burn a path through Central Canada, an Australian fire expert has issued a stark warning: it could easily happen here: “Our cities can burn,” said David Bowman, a Professor of Environmental Change Biology at the […]

Convoys Evacuate Ft. McMurray Wildfire Victims, Oil Sands Operators Cut Production

Convoys Evacuate Ft. McMurray Wildfire Victims, Oil Sands Operators Cut Production

Convoys Evacuate Ft. McMurray Wildfire Victims, Oil Sands Operators Cut Production Friday and Saturday, Convoys of evacuees stranded by a wildfire raging in and around Ft. McMurray made their way through the heart of the devastation on the only highway out of the region. Wind-whipped flames roaring through forests and brush parched by a Spring […]

Wildfires Have Created “Widow Maker” Gaps along the Pacific Crest Trail

Wildfires Have Created “Widow Maker” Gaps along the Pacific Crest Trail

Wildfires Have Created “Widow Maker” Gaps along the Pacific Crest Trail Wildfires have created lengthy gaps in Southern California sections of the Pacific Crest Trail, which hikers must bypass via shuttles or alternate routes to avoid dangerous conditions like unstable trees and loose rocks. Long-distance backpackers are taking alternate routes around the closures for fear […]