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California Wildfires Force Thousands To Start From Scratch

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

The devastating wildfires that ripped through Northern California are now largely contained -- but that's little solace for the thousands of people w...

At Least 1,400 Homes Destroyed In California Wildfires

AP | Braden Goyette | Posted 09.20.2015 | Green

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — California fire officials say at least 1,400 homes have been destroyed by two Northern California wildfires. Californ...

Lessons from the Butte Fire

In the Gold Country | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
In the Gold Country

Three times the fire whipped up the sides of the canyon toward our town. There are still tree stumps smoking and small fires burning. The overhead planes bringing and dumping water have stopped, and the feeling of being in the middle of Apocalypse Now is starting to subside.

Scary Video Shows What It's Like To Drive Through A Burning Town

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel

Northern California erupted in wildfires over the weekend, and much of it -- what NBC's Lester Holt described as twice the size of San Francisco ...

California Declares State Of Emergency As Wildfires Grow

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.14.2015 | Green

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in parts of the state on Sunday as wildfires destroyed hundreds of homes and forc...

My Harrowing Wildfire Escape

Jeff Frost | Posted 08.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Jeff Frost

"No one is leaving this valley. The road is blocked at both ends by the fire, so stay put! It's gonna get really hot and windy. Do not shut your vehicle off!" said the fire chief.

As Wildfires Rage, Dogs Seen Protecting Body Of Fawn

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.20.2015 | Good News

KAMIAH, Idaho (AP) -- Among the images of destruction that have come from the wildfires tearing up the West is one showing an act of kindness by a fa...

Forest Service Says Massive Wildfires Are Burning Through Its Budget

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Forest Service projects that the cost of fighting wildfires could rise to $1.8 billion in the next decade, reflecting fire sea...

California Wildfires Take Heavy Toll As Firefighter Budget Runs Short

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green

By Steve Gorman and Ian Simpson Aug 5 (Reuters) - The tally of property losses from California's most destructive wildfire this year nearly ...

U.S. Forest Service Says It's Spending More Than Half Its Budget On Wildfires

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Forest Service for the first time is spending more than half its budget to fight wildfires like those now ravaging the west...

Firefighters Make Progress Against 'Monster' California Wildfire

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.05.2015 | Green

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Raging California Wildfires Drive 13,000 From Their Homes

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.04.2015 | Green

  MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — A predictable but painful summertime ritual played out in half a dozen resort communities near California'...

Jerry Brown Declares State Of Emergency As California Wildfires Rage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.01.2015 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has declared a state of emergency as wildfires blaze in 15 counties across the Golden State, one of which killed...

Watch The U.S. Burn In Frightening New Wildfire Map

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology

For some regions in the United States, summer is wildfire season. Climate Central, an independent organization of scientists and journalists dedicated...

Rapidly Spreading Wildfire Forces Hundreds To Evacuate In California

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green

  A rapidly spreading brushfire burning in parched timberland north of San Francisco has forced the evacuation of 500 people and destro...

Drought-Ravaged West Erupts In Dangerous Wildfires

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green

 A hand crew member starts a backfire along Baldy Mesa Road late Friday, July 17, 2015, as the North Fire continues to burn near Interstate 15 i...

Glacier National Park Wildfire Forces Evacuations

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.22.2015 | Green

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire in Glacier National Park torched a car and forced tourists to abandon their rides on the M...

Photos Capture Fiery Wildfires Threatening Greek Homes

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.17.2015 | World

Wildfires aggravated by strong winds and high temperatures put large parts of Greece on high alert on Friday and forced hundreds to evacuate.  F...

Containment Up On Fire That Destroyed 40 Homes In California

AP | By MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 04.10.2015 | Green

SWALL MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — More than 200 residents of two communities ravaged by a wildfire along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada were allo...

Late Season Heat Wave Stokes California Wildfire Fears

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2014 | Green

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The fall season has brought a wave of hot, dry weather to California, with parts of...

Man Faces Arson Charge For Wildfire Still Burning In California

AP | By FENIT NIRAPPIL and SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of a massive Northern California wildfire that authorities say was set deli...

Californians Flee Ahead Of Racing Wildfire

AP | By JEFF BARNARD | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green

WEED, Calif. (AP) — They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lum...

Ongoing Wildfires Force Evacuations Throughout California

AP | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green

OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) — Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one ne...

Wildfire Near California-Oregon Border 'Extreme,' Firefighters Say

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 3 (Reuters) - Firefighters battling a fast-moving Northern California blaze said Wednesday they expect a second day of extr...

Plan To Harvest Trees Scorched By California Rim Fire Called 'Ecological Travesty'

AP | By SCOTT SMITH | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan that will allow loggers to remove trees ...