Out-of-state crews headed to Montana Saturday to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the West struggled with a series of fires that have ravaged rural lands and destroyed homes.
In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department announced the formation of strike forces to target gun crimes. Attorney General Merrick Garland traveled to Chicago — just hours after mass shootings in the city that killed 3 people and…
By Haven Daley, Associated Press
A Northern California wildfire crossed into Nevada, prompting new evacuations, but better weather has been helping crews battling the nation's largest blaze in southern Oregon.
By Associated Press
Pacific Gas & Electric equipment may have been involved in the start of the big Dixie Fire burning in the Sierra Nevada, the nation's largest utility reported to California regulators.
By Associated Press
The largest wildfire in the U.S. torched more dry forest landscape in Oregon on Sunday, one of dozens of major blazes burning across the West as critically dangerous fire weather loomed in the coming days.
In our news wrap Friday, Oregon's Bootleg Fire — the largest of dozens of wildfires now burning in the U.S.— became so intense that fire crews had to pull back overnight for their own safety. Russia warned that the U.S.
By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press
Firefighters scrambled on Friday to control a raging inferno in southeastern Oregon that’s spreading miles a day in windy conditions, one of numerous conflagrations across the U.S. West that are straining resources.
By William Brangham, David Coles
National Interagency Fire Center reports more than 65 major fires in Western U.S. states that have burned close to a million acres so far. Thousands have fled their homes. The largest fire in the country is in Southern Oregon, and…
By Keith Ridler, Associated Press
Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious wildfire season, potentially endangering surrounding communities.
By John Antczak, Christopher Weber, Associated Press
Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states on Tuesday, and the largest, in Oregon, threatened California's power supply.
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