California's famous giant sequoias can live for thousands of years. But the KNP Complex Fire is just 11 percent contained, and is burning across nearly 50,000 acres, including treasured groves in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Another fire is…
By Cat Wise, Leah Nagy
Fire officials say Northern California will have dangerous fire weather on Friday, including possible lightning that could spark more blazes. In Montana, firefighters have scrambled to save hundreds of homes around the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.
By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
More than 2,000 homes and other buildings had burned in the fire, which began several weeks ago as a lightning-sparked collection of blazes northeast of San Francisco. The final toll is expected to be much higher.
By Adam Beam, Brian Melley, Associated Press
Disaster preparation and evacuation procedures weren't made for social distancing. The pandemic means response decisions are now fraught with contradictions.
By Ali Mostafavi, The Conversation
By Martha Mendoza, Frank Baker, Associated Press
There were hundreds of other wildfires burning Sunday across the state and nearly 250,000 people were under evacuation orders and warnings.
In our news wrap Wednesday, Israel will likely have an unprecedented third election this year, after center-right leader Benny Gantz announced he could not secure a ruling majority in parliament. Also, in neighboring Syria, Israeli airstrikes struck dozens of sites…
By Stephen Pyne
The Earth may be entering an era in which natural and human-generated fire together are reshaping the planet.
In our news wrap Friday, a federal judge in Washington ruled that the House impeachment inquiry is legal and ordered the Department of Justice to share secret grand jury testimony from the Mueller report with House investigators. Also, more children…
By William Brangham
Wildfires are burning out of control across Northern and Southern California, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate their homes, blocking roads and closing schools. The state’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, admits its electrical equipment could have sparked the…
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