23 homes lost in Washington state wildfire; residents told to flee

Jun 30, 2015

23 homes lost in Washington state wildfire; residents told to flee

A wildfire burning unchecked in Washington state has destroyed at least 23 homes and three commercial buildings near the eastern foothills of the Cascades, state police and emergency management officials said on Monday. The so-called Sleepy Hollow fire has scorched an estimated 3,000 acres ...

Huge Northern California wildfire keeps growing

Sep 22, 2014

Huge Northern California wildfire keeps growing

As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how many structures had already been lost to the huge blaze, authorities said. While officials confirmed that several structures have been damaged or destroyed in ...

California wildfire grows rapidly as others ease

Sep 17, 2014

California wildfire grows rapidly as others ease

While crews gained ground on a wildfire that damaged 100 homes in far Northern California, another blaze east of the state capital is growing rapidly — threatening homes and forcing evacuations. Hundreds of additional firefighters have been brought in to battle the fire near ...

Yosemite Park fire threatens famous giant sequoia trees

Jul 31, 2014

Yosemite Park fire threatens famous giant sequoia trees

A fire raging in California’s Yosemite National Park advanced Wednesday, threatening a grove of famous giant sequoia trees. The blaze, which began on Saturday, has scorched some 3,545 acres (1,234 hectares) of the popular tourist spot and is about one-third contained, a spokeswoman for ...