Thousands evacuated as fire crews battle deadly wildfires in U.S. West

As fire crews continued to battle deadly wildfires sweeping the western United States, thousands of evacuees in Oregon and other states faced a daily struggle while scientists in Europe tracked the smoke on Wednesday as it spread on an intercontinental scale. With state resources stretched to their limit, President Donald Trump on Tuesday night approved… Read More Thousands evacuated as fire crews battle deadly wildfires in U.S. West

One dead, thousands flee as wildfire sweeps through northern Los Angeles

A fierce, wind-driven wildfire swept through foothills and canyons along the northern edge of Los Angeles on Friday, engulfing homes, closing roads and devouring acres of dry brush and chaparral as 100,000 residents were forced to flee. At least one death was attributed to the fire, a man who authorities said suffered a heart attack… Read More One dead, thousands flee as wildfire sweeps through northern Los Angeles

Recovery teams search for missing persons following California’s deadliest wildfires

Forensic recovery teams searched for more victims in the charred wreckage of the northern California town of Paradise on Saturday as the number of people listed as missing in the state’s deadliest wildfire topped 1,000. Remains of at least 71 people have been recovered in and around the small Sierra foothills town 175 miles (280… Read More Recovery teams search for missing persons following California’s deadliest wildfires

Death toll rises as wildfires continue ravaging through California

Severe hot and dry ‘devil winds’ kicked up on Sunday in fire ravaged Southern California and more winds were expected in the north, fanning the flames of wild fires that have killed at least 25 people, officials said. “This is getting bad,” said meteorologist Marc Chenard, with the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center in… Read More Death toll rises as wildfires continue ravaging through California

Nine dead, thousands flee as monster wildfires rage through California

Two monster wildfires burned out of control on Saturday in northern and southern California, having already killed at least nine people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes. President Donald Trump blamed the fires on forest mismanagement and threatened to withdraw related federal funding. In Los Angeles County, the 35,000-acre (14,164 hectares) Woolsey… Read More Nine dead, thousands flee as monster wildfires rage through California

Firefighters killed, thousands evacuated as firestorm sweeps through northern California

A fast-growing northern California wildfire killed a second firefighter on Friday after high winds drove it into the city of Redding, prompting mass evacuations, destroying 500 structures and threatening thousands of other dwellings and businesses, officials said. Flames raging in California’s scenic Shasta-Trinity area erupted into a firestorm that jumped across the Sacramento River and… Read More Firefighters killed, thousands evacuated as firestorm sweeps through northern California