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Meteorologists throughout California warn of increased fire danger as temperatures soar to triple digits, starting this weekend.
The death toll from the unrelenting Western wildfires continues to climb as officials confirm the death of a firefighter who was killed battling the El Dorado Fire in California. Lilia Luciano reports... from Los Angeles County, where more than 1,300 firefighters have spent hours battling that blaze alone.
The wildfires raging on the West Coast are an all but inescapable crisis around the country, with at least 27 people dead in three states, and smoke haze reaching as far as New York City.
Firefighters were facing unpredictable wind gusts and drier weather on Monday, conditions that threaten to give new strength to raging wildfires.
Flames up and down the West Coast have forced thousands to flee and cast a shroud of smoke that has given Seattle, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, some of the worst air quality in the world.
Firefighters across California and Oregon are bracing for stronger winds that could partly clear the air -- but also fan the flames of uncontrolled blazes.
Much of the state of California has been on fire for days as wildfires ravage the area destroying homes, land, and lives. Wildfires aren’t uncommon in the western portion of the United States, where... much of the country remains in a perpetual drought. Colorado has also had some major wildfires this year. Nothing going on in Colorado is on the …
Wildfires have caused the air pollution in parts of California to be more than twice as bad what the EPA considers 'hazardous.' Smoke particulates can cause bronchitis and other health problems.
With millions of acres ablaze across the West Coast, states are having a tough time finding available fire crews. California resorted to calling in a team of firefighters from Israel.
Wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington State have killed seven people, with growing fears more have died in towns destroyed throughout the West.
Northern and Central California are again under siege. Washington state sees 'unprecedented' wildfires. Oregon orders evacuations. The latest news.
People had been trapped from the out-of-control wildfire burning in the Sequoia National Forest in central California.
California's largest utility is cutting power. Helicopters were being sent to rescue hikers. High temps are fueling fires across Oregon and Washington.
LNU Lightning Complex and SCU Lightning Complex fires partially contained Hope as warning lifted and deadliest blaze is 25% contained Explainer: how did they start - and is this normal? Sign up to our... First Thing newsletter 2.50pm BST California had cause for quiet optimism in its battle with deadly wildfires on Tuesday morning, as the state largely avoided predicted lightning storms and firefighters made progress in bringing one of the largest fires under control. Seven people have died in the fires, which include two of the largest in California's history, and at least 12,000 structures had been destroyed by Monday night.
Wildfires death toll up to seven Explainer: how did the fires starts, and are they normal? Photo essay: the evacuees with nowhere to go Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 2.40pm BST Almost 250,000... people are under fire evacuation orders and warnings in California, as three huge fires continue to rage around the San Francisco Bay Area. Firefighters are bracing on Monday for more damage, as the National Weather Service (NWS) warned that fast moving storms will lead to a risk of new fires erupting.
Wildfires in California have burned through nearly 1 million acres -- and there's no end in sight as thousands of firefighters struggle to contain the blazes and more emerge.
Northern California faces another day under siege, with the huge blazes ripping across the region still growing and still almost completely uncontained.
Some of the dozens of wildfires sweeping across California more than doubled in size in just one day -- killing at least five.
The entire city of Healdsburg was told overnight to prepare to flee, while another blaze prompted evacuation orders on the edge of San Jose.
A helicopter pilot fighting the California wildfires died Wednesday morning when his aircraft went down in Fresno County, officials said. The pilot was on a water dropping mission when the chopper... crashed about 160 miles south of San Francisco, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in a statement. The pilot was the...
Fast-moving fires are spreading across California. In the north, wind-whipped flames forced people to flee their homes near Vacaville.
Unsettling weather triggered an unusual warning by the weather service of a fire-induced tornado at an out-of-control forest fire that broke out north of Lake Tahoe on Saturday afternoon.
A massive fire burning in California's Riverside County has scorched more than 20,000 acres and has forced thousands to evacuate. CBS Los Angeles' Desmond Shaw and Joy Benedict have the latest on the... firefighting efforts.
One home was destroyed and nearly 8,000 people have been forced to evacuate after a wildfire in Southern California grew dramatically Saturday, officials said. The blaze was first reported Friday... evening in the Cherry Valley area, about 30 minutes east of San Bernardino. By Saturday, the fire had nearly doubled in size to encompass an...
The last large wildfire in Southern California was about 20% contained as it raged over 9,400 acres in Ventura County north of Los Angeles Saturday. It has burned 15 square miles since Thursday... evening. This blaze may be the latest attributed to electric lines, despite massive power shutdowns to hundreds of thousands of homes and...