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Two wildfires that started over the weekend were threatening scattered rural homes in western Oregon, where forests are critically dry and the weather has been hot. A fire on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest about 15 miles west of Grants Pass grew to nearly 2,000 acres Monday.
5 hrs ago | Tri-City News
Coming through one of the most expensive forest fire seasons in the province's history, the B.C. government is being asked to renew its fund for local governments to create safe zones around their communities. A resolution to extend wildfire prevention funding tops the list for the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, set for Sept.
7 hrs ago | Castanet.net
A crew of 17 firefighters worked overnight on the blaze, and a unit crew, initial attack crew and officers from the Kamloops Fire Centre are currently on site with personnel and equipment from the Princeton Fire Department. More resources, including helicopters, are joining the effort this morning.
11 hrs ago | The Raw Story
The Meadow Fire burns near Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, California, in this handout photo released to Reuters on September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jeffrey Trust/National Park Service/Handout via Reuters Hundreds of residents were forced to flee their homes on Sunday as wildfires raged through parts of drought-plagued northern California, officials said.
15 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times
Another fast-moving wildfire near Yosemite National Park that started Sunday afternoon has swept to the edge of Bass Lake, burned at least 10 homes and forced more than 1,000 evacuations, authorities said. The Courtney fire began about 1:40 p.m. near Oakhurst -- the same area where the Junction Fire destroyed at least eight homes last month.
A sprinkling of ash and a cloud of smoke are hovering over the Estacada area due to a large fire on the Mt. Hood National Forest about 10 miles southeast of Estacada.
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The wildfire is burning near Dog Bar Road and Taylor Crossing Road, just east of Alta Sierra and about one mile west of Colfax. Firefighters report that they are making progress on a wildfire in a heavily forested area near the Nevada County community of Alta Sierra, which has forced the evacuation of dozens of homes.
SILVERADO CANYON >> More than 800 firefighters are assigned to dig fire lines around a brush fire that has blackened about 1,220 acres in Silverado Canyon since Friday, and is now about 20 percent contained, an Orange County battalion chief said today. On the second night of firefighting, a helicopter was assigned to observe ground operations but not make water drops, said OCFA Battalion Chef Mike Petro.
The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sierra Nevada foothills about halfway between Sacramento and Reno and has grown to 250 acres. But crews are beginning to make progress against the fire.
A wildfire has grown to 25 acres along Dog Bar Road in South County, near Wolf Creek and Tiger Tail roads, threatening multiple structures. Heavy smoke from the fire along Dog Bar Road in South County can be seen from the waters of Rollins Lake.
According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home. According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.
Helicopters drop water on a wildfire burning near a home in Silverado Canyon in eastern Orange County on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
Smoke impacts from the Happy Camp and July Complex wildfires on the Klamath National Forest are forecast to be similar to yesterday as smoke will again be pushed north by southerly winds. Smoke is anticipated in and around the communities of Orleans, Weitchpec, Somes Bar, Hoopa, and Willow Creek.
Mandatory evacuations ordered for local residents as firefighters battle a 1,600-acre wildfire in California's Silverado Canyon. Jillian Kitchener reports.
A Northern California wildfire started by a lightning strike a month ago has burned more than 108,000 acres in the drought-stricken state, officials said on Friday. The fire in the Klamath National Forest started when lightning struck the Happy Camp area on Aug. 11. It was 45 percent contained on Friday.
Douglas Forest Protective Association firefighter Sean Culver helps dig a hand line at a brush fire behind Shady Oaks Motel in Roseburg Friday. The fire behind the Shady Oaks Motel at 2954 Old Highway 99 burned two acres before authorities had it fully contained, said Lt.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:21 pm
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