California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West

Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state’s largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S. West. The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already leveled over a dozen houses and other structures when it tore through the tiny community of Indian Falls after dark.Continue reading “California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West”

Oregon Bootleg fire has grown so big it’s creating its own weather

Forecaster says ‘it’s kind of an extreme, dangerous situation’ A wildfire that has been burning through the state of Oregon for two weeks has grown so large that officials say it can form its own weather, setting-back the work of first responders. The Bootleg Fire has scorched around 350,000 acres, or 530 square miles, of forest and grasslands, withContinue reading “Oregon Bootleg fire has grown so big it’s creating its own weather”

Western Canada declares fire emergency as evacuations climb

Canada’s western province of British Columbia declared a state of emergency Tuesday, with wildfires expected to grow even larger in the coming days due to high heat and winds. “We have reached a critical point,” said provincial public safety minister Mike Farnworth. “Based on the advice of emergency management and wildfire officials, and my briefingContinue reading “Western Canada declares fire emergency as evacuations climb”

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