Fast-burning wildfire triggers power cuts, evacuations across California – National

A fast-burning wildfire triggered evacuation orders for 60,000 Southern California residents on Monday as hundreds of thousands elsewhere across the state endured a second straight day of power shutoffs due to heightened fire risks from high winds. The latest threats came amid California’s worst wildfire season on record in terms of landscape burned, with […]

Trump approves California wildfire relief funds 2 days after denying request – National

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration abruptly reversed course and approved California’s application for disaster relief funds to clean up damage from six recent deadly and destructive blazes that have scorched the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday. “Just got off the phone with President Trump who has approved our Major Disaster Declaration request. Grateful […]

Windy weather intensifies wildfire threat in California – National

Dry, windy weather posed an extreme wildfire risk Wednesday in Northern California, where massive blazes already have cost hundreds of homes and killed or injured dozens of people. The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning from 5 a.m. through Friday morning. With bone-dry humidity and wind gusts possibly hitting 55 mph, Pacific Gas […]

Winds grow stronger as massive California wildfire threatens to spread further – National

Winds grew stronger Thursday in California’s wine country, threatening to escalate a massive wildfire that has burned for days and destroyed hundreds of buildings. More fire crews and equipment were deployed in and around Calistoga, a town of 5,000 people known for hot springs, mud baths and wineries in the hills of Napa County […]

California evacuees return home to find devastation after wildfire – National

Nikki and Kevin Conant returned to their home in Northern California wine country Wednesday to find only the charred remains of their home and burned pieces of the wine barrels they used to repurpose into custom-made art and furniture. “It was like a part of me is gone, burned up in the fire. Everything […]

California expands evacuations as wildfire rages through northern wine country – National

A wind-driven wildfire raged for a second day through northern California wine country on Monday, burning homes, forcing thousands of residents to flee and threatening some of the world-renowned vineyards of Napa and Sonoma counties, officials said. As of Monday morning, a blaze dubbed the Glass Fire had spread across 4,450 hectares of rolling […]

‘Stubborn’ California wildfire fueled by lack of firefighting resources: officials – National

A lack of firefighting resources in the hours after it was sparked allowed a fast-moving wildfire to make an unprecedented run through Southern California mountains and eventually find fuel in old-growth trees to become one of Los Angeles County’s largest fires ever, an official said Tuesday. The Bobcat Fire has burned for more than […]

Desert homes near Los Angeles threatened by massive California wildfire – National

An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday and was one of more than two dozen major fires burning across California. Five of the largest wildfires in state history are currently burning and more than 14,500 square kilometers have been […]

Strong winds force California wildfire into desert floor, burning houses – National

Strong winds pushed a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles onto the desert floor and spread it rapidly in several directions, causing it to explode in size and destroy homes, officials said Saturday. Meanwhile, officials were investigating the death of a firefighter on the lines of another Southern […]

Some risk real wildfire danger to guard against fake Antifa threats in Oregon – National

Deadly wildfires are destroying homes and killing people in Oregon, but some homeowners have decided to risk the flames in order to stand guard against imaginary Antifa anarchists rumoured to be invading the state. There is absolutely no evidence of Antifa provocateurs at work in Oregon, and any reports about them are falsehoods or […]