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2 hrs ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin
Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.
2 hrs ago | KAUZ
15, 2014. . Smoke and haze from a wildfire more than 50 miles away darkens the sky over a shopping center parking lot in Sparks, Nev., late Sunday afternoon, Sept.
4 hrs ago | Times-Standard
Firefighters have been successful in getting a fire line around the Bald Hill 3 Fire in Hoopa and are starting mop-up and suppression repair activities today. Today over 400 firefighters will be working on putting out any hot spots that are within 300 feet of the fire line.
Winds have been pushing a wildfire that erupted Monday toward a tiny town of Weed, near the base of Mount Shasta in Northern California. The fire has already damaged or destroyed 100 homes and forced at least 1,500 people to flee.
A wind-driven wildfire near the Oregon border has damaged or destroyed 100 homes and forced at least 1,500 people to flee. Authorities say the tiny town of Weed near the base of Mount Shasta is under siege from a 300-acre blaze that erupted around 1:30 p.m. Monday.
Winds gusting up to 40 mph spread the fire near the town of Weed, about 50 miles south of the California-Oregon border, to at least 200 acres, said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Berlant said the fire damaged or destroyed 75 structures, and it forced the evacuation of residents in Weed, Carrick and Lake Shastina.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:56 am
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