Large wildfires in the western United States, such as the week-old Station Fire that has charred more than 215 square miles north of Los Angeles, have been increasing in both frequency and size in recent years.
Residents across several neighborhoods in Southern California returned home Wednesday as firefighters gained on a powerful wildfire. Jeffrey Kaye reports.
Firefighters were able to contain more of a wildfire blazing through 190 square miles of Southern California on Tuesday, but a forecast calling for high winds threatened the progress. Ray Suarez reports.
A large wildfire north of Los Angeles has grown to more than 121,000 acres and has forced thousands of evacuations as fire crews struggle to contain its expansion.
A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has scorched more than 100,000 acres since it first started on Wednesday, claiming the lives of two firefighters over the weekend and destroying 21 homes in the mountains north of Los Angeles.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency for four California counties Monday as raging wildfires burned across nearly 86,00 acres, threatening as many as 12,000 homes outside of Los Angeles. Two firefighters died after their vehicle slid down a…
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Most mainstream news organizations now blog in some form, including, obviously, the NewsHour here on Art Beat. We talked to some other arts and culture bloggers about the ways the medium has affected their messages.
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