The Latest: Progress made against Colorado fire
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a Colorado wildfire (all times local):
Colorado fire officials say they have made progress against a blaze burning in the foothills west of...
Residents put on notice as fire burns west of Denver
DENVER (AP) — Colorado authorities say they have told rural residents in the foothills west of Denver to be ready to evacuate their homes if a new wildfire spreads.
North Rim fire more active again due to winds, low moisture
WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — An 8-week-old wildfire that for weeks had minimal growth and smoke is now more active in and near the Grand Canyon due to strong gusty winds and below-normal...
Woman sought for stealing from California wildfire survivor
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a woman authorities say embezzled more than $63,000 from a senior citizen who lost a home in a devastating Northern California...
PG&E fire victims, bondholders offer bankruptcy exit plan
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. bondholders and wildfire victims have joined forces and proposed their own reorganization plan as they try to wrest control of the bankrupt...
Alaska has nation’s most expensive wildfire this year
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The nation's most expensive wildfire this year is one that has been burning for months on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.
BLM cites person suspected of starting Helena-area fire
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has filed two citations against the person believed responsible for starting a wildfire north of Helena that burned nearly 8 square miles...
Utah wildfire officials prepare for post-fire erosion
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A northern Utah wildfire response team has begun preparing for potential post-fire erosion and flooding in the region, officials said.
Wildfire burns about 500 acres in parched Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A wildfire has burned about 500 acres of land in rural eastern Alabama, and there's a statewide threat of additional blazes.
Forest Service seeks bids to thin dense stands of trees
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service, faced with the slow pace of forest thinning, is seeking proposals to remove dense stands of trees in a wide swath of Arizona to help prevent...
Power being restored in Sierra Nevada after fire danger
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — Southern California Edison says electricity has been restored to nearly 11,000 customers in two Sierra Nevada counties where wildfire danger forced a power...
Officials say wildfire burning near Layton is 10% contained
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say a wind-fueled wildfire in foothills east of Layton is now 10% contained.
U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Kim Osborn said Tuesday morning that the fire has...
The Latest: California power cuts made over wildfire risk
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on power outages sparked by wildfire risks in California's Sierra Nevada (all times local):
California utility shuts off power over wildfire risk
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — Southern California Edison has shut off electricity to more than 14,000 customers in the Sierra Nevada because of high winds that could knock down power lines and pose...
Wildfire burns in foothills east of Layton amid high winds
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wind-fueled wildfire in foothills east of Layton is threatening some homes.
Utah wildfire officials said Monday afternoon that the fire was about 50 acres (20...
Federal settlements in South Dakota wildfire exceed $700K
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Landowners in South Dakota have received over $700,000 in a lawsuit accusing a federal agency of burning their properties in an April 2013 prescribed fire that blazed out...
The Latest: Crews battle 3 wildfires in Colorado
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Colorado wildfires (all times local):
A lightning-caused wildfire in southern Colorado is being allowed to burn trees killed by beetles or...
- The Spokesman-ReviewEvacuations ordered on Colville Reservation due to wildfire that’s making Spokane air unhealthyAugust 8, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewCrews stablize Cheney-area wildfires, expect progressJuly 27, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewFirefighters make progress containing Cheney-area wildfiresJuly 26, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewAs crews begin to contain Hanford-area wildfire, smoke’s path uncertainJuly 20, 2019
Firefighters battle 2 new fires in Colorado
DENVER (AP) — Firefighters are working to contain two new wildfires in Colorado that prompted mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders.
A wildfire near the Red Feather Lake area in the...
Containment of Southern California wildfire increases
SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — All evacuations have been lifted in the vicinity of a wildfire that threatened homes in the Southern California desert community of San Jacinto during the...
Firefighting reinforcements sent for Greek island blaze
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they are reinforcing firefighting forces tackling a large forest fire on the western island of Zakinthos, where a tourist resort was...
The Latest: 2 Colorado wildfires prompt evacuations
BAILEY, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on Colorado wildfires (all times local):
Two wildfires in Colorado have prompted mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders.
Fire burning northwest of Fort Collins; evacuations advised
LIVERMORE, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire in the mountains northwest of Fort Collins has prompted a voluntary evacuation order for some homes.
The Larimer County Sheriff's Department said the fire...
Small wildfire west of Palm Springs prompts evacuations
SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — About 60 homes in the Southern California desert community of San Jacinto are under evacuation as firefighters work to contain a small wildfire.
Southern California bakes under weekend heat wave
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California is baking under a weekend heat wave that's dropping humidity levels and raising the risk of wildfires.
California lawmakers tackled health care, wildfire costs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In their first year with a new governor, California lawmakers passed legislation aimed at guarding against financial harm from wildfires, deterring fatal police shootings...
The Latest: Victims’ attorney: PG&E $11B settlement positive
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on PG&E agreeing to pay $11 billion as part of settlement with insurers (all times local):
- Business WireWhere There’s Smoke, There’s Not Always Fire: PEMCO Poll Finds That Northwest Residents Face New Realities From Far-away WildfiresAugust 14, 2019
- PR.comStudy Reveals Solution for Range War Between Wild Horses and Cattle RanchersAugust 9, 2019
- Globe NewswireISO, Intterra, and Western Fire Chiefs Association Form Partnership to Help Better Understand Wildfire Risk for CommunitiesAugust 8, 2019
- Business WireSouthern California Edison Elects to Participate in Wildfire Insurance FundJuly 25, 2019
- Business WireSimpliPhi Power Launches “Energize California” Initiative to Help Homeowners and Businesses Prepare for Utility “Public Safety Power Shutoffs”July 1, 2019
PG&E reaches $11B deal with California wildfire insurers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay $11 billion to a group of insurance companies representing claimants from deadly Northern California wildfires in 2017 and 2018 as the...
Officials: Spark from rock strike likely caused wildfire
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An excavator used to clear out parts of a northern Arizona forest to help prevent wildfires struck a rock, likely sparking a blaze that forced the evacuation of two dozen...
Colorado rail company seeks to dismiss wildfire lawsuit
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado railroad company has filed a motion to dismiss a $25 million lawsuit blaming it for starting the sixth largest wildfire in the state's history.
Growth halted on 300-acre wildfire north of Reno
RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 100 firefighters stopped any growth overnight of a wildfire that has burned about 300 acres (120 hectares) of grass and sage brush north of Reno.
Wildfire in California gold country grows overnight
QUINCY, Calif. (AP) — A massive wildfire in a remote area of California's gold country grew overnight to more than 69 square miles (179.3 square kilometers), officials said Monday.
PG&E plan offers billions to victims, others after wildfires
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — PG&E Corp. proposed Monday to resolve its bankruptcy case by offering nearly $18 billion to settle claims from devastating wildfires started by its equipment in recent years —...
The Latest: Victims disappointed with PG&E bankruptcy plan
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on PG&E's bankruptcy proceeding (all times local):
A lawyer representing wildfire victims says she's disappointed by Pacific Gas & Electric's...
California wildfires smoke triggers air alert in Elko County
RENO, Nev. (AP) — An air quality alert has been issued for parts of northeast Nevada due to smoke from wildfires burning in the Sierra nearly 300 miles (482 kilometers) away.
2 suspects facing charges for Utah wildfire near Bountiful
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two people are facing charges in connection with a wildfire near two Salt Lake City suburbs that destroyed three homes and forced hundreds of residents to flee.
Wildfire in California gold country grows amid strong winds
QUINCY, Calif. (AP) — Erratic winds are making conditions difficult for firefighters battling a wildfire in a remote area of California's gold country that has grown to more than 59 square miles...
Firefighting training set for Wildcat Hills wildlife area
GERING, Neb. (AP) — The Gering Fire Department will lead fire training exercises on public land in the Panhandle for the annual West Nebraska Engine Academy.
Evacuations lifted as Yellowstone-area fire slows
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Evacuations are being lifted as a wildfire in northwest Wyoming slows down.
Firefighters said Saturday they don't expect the Fishhawk fire east of Yellowstone National Park...
Wildfire in California gold country grows rapidly
QUINCY, Calif. (AP) — Clouds and cooler temperatures are expected to help firefighters battling a wildfire in California's gold country that has grown rapidly to more than 37 square...
Australia wildfires seriously injure firefighter, raze homes
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wildfires have left a firefighter seriously injured and destroyed several homes in an early start to the fire danger season in southeast Australia, officials said...
Containment increases on Southern California wildfire
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters made progress Friday against a wildfire that burned dangerously close to homes in Southern California while another blaze grew in a remote area at the northern...
California law exempts wildfire victims from solar rules
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California homeowners forced to rebuild because of a wildfire won't have to install solar panels under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Wildfire in southern Utah grows to 10,000 acres
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say a lightning-caused wildfire has burned through about 16 square miles (41 square kilometers) in a remote part of southern Utah.
Wyoming burglar sentenced after robbing fire-evacuated homes
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to burglarizing homes evacuated during a wildfire in southern Wyoming.
Bill to help California utility pay wildfire claims stalls
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill to let a troubled California utility borrow money tax free so it can pay victims of wildfires started by its equipment will not pass this year.
Wildfire east of Yellowstone slows following evacuations
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire east of Yellowstone National Park in northwest Wyoming has slowed its advance after forcing evacuations of some rural cabins and a Boy Scout camp.
The Latest: Southern California fire evacuations downgraded
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):
Mandatory evacuation orders have been downgraded to voluntary for neighborhoods near a wildfire...