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  • Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

    Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:10 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:10:35 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-08-17 20:50:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher,File). FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018 file photo Gary Parmely, father of Jeremy Stoke of the Redding Fire Department, visits a memorial for his son, in Redding, Calif. Officials say Stoke the first firefighter to die battling a Nort...(AP Photo/John Locher,File). FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018 file photo Gary Parmely, father of Jeremy Stoke of the Redding Fire Department, visits a memorial for his son, in Redding, Calif. Officials say Stoke the first firefighter to die battling a Nort...

    Officials say a firefighter who died helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Officials say a firefighter who died helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, limited lodging

    Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, limited lodging

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-08-14 06:11:30 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:22:22 GMT
    The nearly three-week closure of Yosemite was the result of a massive wildfire that has burned 150 square miles and killed at least two firefighters since it started July 13. (Source: KCRA/CNN)The nearly three-week closure of Yosemite was the result of a massive wildfire that has burned 150 square miles and killed at least two firefighters since it started July 13. (Source: KCRA/CNN)

    Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses.

    Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses.

  • Utah firefighter who died in California offered to help

    Utah firefighter who died in California offered to help

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:41 PM EDT2018-08-14 18:41:38 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:35:56 GMT
    (Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP). Draper Battalion Chiefs Bart Vawdrey and Kevin Holt listen during a press conference in Draper, Utah, on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Draper Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett died battling the largest recorded wil...(Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP). Draper Battalion Chiefs Bart Vawdrey and Kevin Holt listen during a press conference in Draper, Utah, on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Draper Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett died battling the largest recorded wil...
    A Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history was a 42-year-old man from a Salt Lake City suburb who leaves behind a wife and young son.
    A Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history was a 42-year-old man from a Salt Lake City suburb who leaves behind a wife and young son.
  • Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

    Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

    Thursday, August 9 2018 2:30 AM EDT2018-08-09 06:30:22 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-08-14 17:03:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill). The city of Berkeley, Calif., sits in a dull, smoky haze Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The air quality has hit unhealthy levels in cities miles away as California's largest wildfire ever burns to the north.(AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill). The city of Berkeley, Calif., sits in a dull, smoky haze Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The air quality has hit unhealthy levels in cities miles away as California's largest wildfire ever burns to the north.
    No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region.
    No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region.
  • The Latest: Firefighter killed battling California blaze

    The Latest: Firefighter killed battling California blaze

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-08-14 03:20:36 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:54 AM EDT2018-08-14 05:54:11 GMT
    Authorities say a firefighter has been killed battling the largest record blaze in California history. (AP Photo/Patrick Record)Authorities say a firefighter has been killed battling the largest record blaze in California history. (AP Photo/Patrick Record)

    Authorities say a firefighter has been killed battling the largest record blaze in California history.

    Authorities say a firefighter has been killed battling the largest record blaze in California history.

  • Glacier latest US park to be scorched by Western wildfires

    Glacier latest US park to be scorched by Western wildfires

    Monday, August 13 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-08-14 02:10:41 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:52 AM EDT2018-08-14 05:52:28 GMT
    (AP/Daily Inter Lake, Brenda Ahearn). From left, Yaqmur Abay from Turkey and Anne Ruiz from Spain, two summer employees in Glacier National Park, sit on the edge of the Apgar dock with the feet in the water of Lake McDonald on Monday morning, Aug. 13, ...(AP/Daily Inter Lake, Brenda Ahearn). From left, Yaqmur Abay from Turkey and Anne Ruiz from Spain, two summer employees in Glacier National Park, sit on the edge of the Apgar dock with the feet in the water of Lake McDonald on Monday morning, Aug. 13, ...
    A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana's Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park following a two-week...
    A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana's Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park following a two-week closure.
  • California man struggles to cope with loss of family in fire

    California man struggles to cope with loss of family in fire

    Monday, August 13 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-08-14 01:25:38 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-08-14 01:51:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher). Ed Bledsoe tries to hold back tears as he searches through what remains of his home, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Redding, Calif. Bledsoe's wife, Melody, great-grandson James Roberts and great-granddaughter Emily Roberts were kille...(AP Photo/John Locher). Ed Bledsoe tries to hold back tears as he searches through what remains of his home, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Redding, Calif. Bledsoe's wife, Melody, great-grandson James Roberts and great-granddaughter Emily Roberts were kille...
    A grief-stricken great-grandfather is collecting keepsakes from the charred remains of the California home where his family died in a wildfire.
    A grief-stricken great-grandfather is collecting keepsakes from the charred remains of the California home where his family died in a wildfire.
  • California fires may make homeowners insurance harder to get

    California fires may make homeowners insurance harder to get

    Monday, August 13 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-08-13 14:18:56 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:49:49 GMT

    California homeowners may find themselves facing insurance headaches even if their houses weren't affected by this year's blazes.

    California homeowners may find themselves facing insurance headaches even if their houses weren't affected by this year's blazes.

  • Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

    Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

    Sunday, August 12 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-08-12 19:44:03 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-08-13 13:54:22 GMT
    Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters are continuing to make progress as they work to subdue a wildfire that has burned across more than 35 square miles (91 kilometers) of Southern California's...
    Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters are continuing to make progress as they work to subdue a wildfire that has burned across more than 35 square miles (91 kilometers) of Southern California's Cleveland National Forest.
  • Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

    Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

    Saturday, August 11 2018 10:54 AM EDT2018-08-11 14:54:20 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 6:30 AM EDT2018-08-13 10:30:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, an aerial view shows the devastation of the Coffey Park neighborhood after a wildfire swept through in Santa Rosa, Calif.  President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported cons...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, an aerial view shows the devastation of the Coffey Park neighborhood after a wildfire swept through in Santa Rosa, Calif. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported cons...
    President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported construction materials are making it more expensive to rebuild homes lost to wildfires and other natural disasters.
    President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported construction materials are making it more expensive to rebuild homes lost to wildfires and other natural disasters.
  • Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

    Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

    Friday, August 10 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-08-10 06:11:13 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 1:34 AM EDT2018-08-13 05:34:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu). A firefighter keeps watch on the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest in Lake Elsinore, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu). A firefighter keeps watch on the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest in Lake Elsinore, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.

    Firefighters are working to curb a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the foothills south of Los Angeles before gusty winds can return to drive its explosive growth.

    Firefighters are working to curb a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the foothills south of Los Angeles before gusty winds can return to drive its explosive growth.

  • Wildfire forces Greek villages on island of Evia to evacuate

    Wildfire forces Greek villages on island of Evia to evacuate

    Sunday, August 12 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-08-12 19:44:16 GMT
    Sunday, August 12 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-08-12 23:24:55 GMT
    Greece's fire service says a wildfire raging on the island of Evia, in central Greece, has forced them to evacuate two villages and a monastery.
    Greece's fire service says a wildfire raging on the island of Evia, in central Greece, has forced them to evacuate two villages and a monastery.
  • Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfire

    Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfire

    Saturday, August 11 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-08-11 06:09:37 GMT
    Sunday, August 12 2018 11:30 AM EDT2018-08-12 15:30:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Burke). Homes destroyed by a wildfire are seen from an aerial view in the Keswick neighborhood of Redding, Calif., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Fire crews have made progress against the biggest blaze in California history but officials say ...(AP Photo/Michael Burke). Homes destroyed by a wildfire are seen from an aerial view in the Keswick neighborhood of Redding, Calif., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Fire crews have made progress against the biggest blaze in California history but officials say ...

    Crews are working furiously to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes south of Los Angeles while firefighters in the north have finally gained ground against destructive major blazes.

    Crews are working furiously to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes south of Los Angeles while firefighters in the north have finally gained ground against destructive major blazes.

  • Toll from Greek seaside resort wildfire rises to 94

    Toll from Greek seaside resort wildfire rises to 94

    Saturday, August 11 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-08-11 13:24:08 GMT
    Saturday, August 11 2018 11:06 AM EDT2018-08-11 15:06:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, July 24, 2018, burned cars are seen outside a damaged house in Rafina, east of Athens, after wildfires raged through the holiday resorts near Greece's capital.  The prime mi...(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, July 24, 2018, burned cars are seen outside a damaged house in Rafina, east of Athens, after wildfires raged through the holiday resorts near Greece's capital. The prime mi...

    The death toll from the July 23 fire at the seaside resort of Mati, near Athens, has risen to 94 after a 57-year-old woman in intensive care died of her injuries, the ministry of health announced.

    The death toll from the July 23 fire at the seaside resort of Mati, near Athens, has risen to 94 after a 57-year-old woman in intensive care died of her injuries, the ministry of health announced.

  • String of fires wear on Jackson Co. departments

    String of fires wear on Jackson Co. departments

    Friday, August 10 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-08-10 21:38:28 GMT

    Firefighters in Jackson County battled fires in the area for their fourth day straight and for some departments, their fifth day straight. 

    Firefighters in Jackson County battled fires in the area for their fourth day straight and for some departments, their fifth day straight. 

  • 14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas

    14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-08-08 06:06:47 GMT
    Friday, August 10 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-08-10 19:32:03 GMT
    (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP). Crystal Easter uses a pot of water to put out spot fires around her home, as her neighbor's home burns to the ground in the background, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Spring Valley, Calif. The Ranch Fire spotted 200 y...(Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP). Crystal Easter uses a pot of water to put out spot fires around her home, as her neighbor's home burns to the ground in the background, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Spring Valley, Calif. The Ranch Fire spotted 200 y...

    Some of the largest fires have erupted just within the past few weeks as the state has seen record-setting temperatures - and the historically worst months of wildfire season are still to come.

    Some of the largest fires have erupted just within the past few weeks as the state has seen record-setting temperatures - and the historically worst months of wildfire season are still to come.

  • Portugal says major wildfire will take days to put out

    Portugal says major wildfire will take days to put out

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 5:27 AM EDT2018-08-08 09:27:29 GMT
    Wednesday, August 8 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-08-08 19:32:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Javier Fergo). People observe as fire gets closer to the village of Monchique, in southern Portugal's Algarve region, Sunday, Aug. 5 2018. Over 700 firefighters were still battling a forest fire near the Portuguese town of Monchique in the so...(AP Photo/Javier Fergo). People observe as fire gets closer to the village of Monchique, in southern Portugal's Algarve region, Sunday, Aug. 5 2018. Over 700 firefighters were still battling a forest fire near the Portuguese town of Monchique in the so...
    Emergency services in Portugal are struggling for a sixth day to contain a major wildfire blackening hills in the country's southern Algarve region.
    Emergency services in Portugal are struggling for a sixth day to contain a major wildfire blackening hills in the country's southern Algarve region.
  • Biggest blaze in California history challenges firefighters

    Biggest blaze in California history challenges firefighters

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-08-07 06:09:05 GMT
    Wednesday, August 8 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-08-08 12:46:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, file photo, a firefighter runs while trying to save a home as a wildfire tears through Lakeport, Calif. The residence eventually burned. Authorities say a rapidly expanding Northern C...(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, file photo, a firefighter runs while trying to save a home as a wildfire tears through Lakeport, Calif. The residence eventually burned. Authorities say a rapidly expanding Northern C...

    Gigantic wildfires that devour scores or hundreds of homes may become the new normal in California's future.

    Gigantic wildfires that devour scores or hundreds of homes may become the new normal in California's future.

  • Wildfires torment Portugal, Spain; French, Dutch feel heat

    Wildfires torment Portugal, Spain; French, Dutch feel heat

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 5:32 AM EDT2018-08-07 09:32:53 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-08-07 19:44:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Javier Fergo). A firefighter jumps off a small mound while working on a fire near the village of Monchique, in southern Portugal's Algarve region, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Emergency services in Portugal say they are still fighting a major wildfi...(AP Photo/Javier Fergo). A firefighter jumps off a small mound while working on a fire near the village of Monchique, in southern Portugal's Algarve region, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Emergency services in Portugal say they are still fighting a major wildfi...
    More than 1,000 firefighters supported by 19 aircraft are battling for a fifth straight day a major wildfire in southern Portugal.
    More than 1,000 firefighters supported by 19 aircraft are battling for a fifth straight day a major wildfire in southern Portugal.
  • 'Hazardous' smoky air shuts Yosemite in peak tourist season

    'Hazardous' smoky air shuts Yosemite in peak tourist season

    Saturday, August 4 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-08-04 17:13:47 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-08-07 15:57:48 GMT
    (Webcam by Yosemite Conservancy via AP). In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 image from a Yosemite Conservancy webcam, smoke from wildfires obscures the Ahwahnee Meadow at Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite National Park could reopen its scenic valley...(Webcam by Yosemite Conservancy via AP). In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 image from a Yosemite Conservancy webcam, smoke from wildfires obscures the Ahwahnee Meadow at Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite National Park could reopen its scenic valley...
    Yosemite National Park closes 12 days due to 'hazardous' smoke from California wildfires and will reopen Monday if conditions are safe.
    Yosemite National Park closes 12 days due to 'hazardous' smoke from California wildfires and will reopen Monday if conditions are safe.
  • Heat wave: Portugal tames wildfire; French cities ban cars

    Heat wave: Portugal tames wildfire; French cities ban cars

    Monday, August 6 2018 5:28 AM EDT2018-08-06 09:28:33 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 4:14 AM EDT2018-08-07 08:14:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Javier Fergo). People observe as fire gets closer to the village of Monchique, in southern Portugal's Algarve region, Sunday, Aug. 5 2018. Over 700 firefighters were still battling a forest fire near the Portuguese town of Monchique in the so...(AP Photo/Javier Fergo). People observe as fire gets closer to the village of Monchique, in southern Portugal's Algarve region, Sunday, Aug. 5 2018. Over 700 firefighters were still battling a forest fire near the Portuguese town of Monchique in the so...
    Emergency services in Portugal say they are still fighting a major wildfire on the south coast that threatened to engulf a hillside town overnight.
    Emergency services in Portugal say they are still fighting a major wildfire on the south coast that threatened to engulf a hillside town overnight.
  • The Latest: Southern California fire expanding into forest

    The Latest: Southern California fire expanding into forest

    Monday, August 6 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-08-07 02:46:17 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-08-07 05:13:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Josh Edelson). A spotter plane banks in front of an air tanker as it drops fire retardant on a burning hillside during the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.(AP Photo/Josh Edelson). A spotter plane banks in front of an air tanker as it drops fire retardant on a burning hillside during the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.
    Authorities say twin blazes rapidly spreading in Northern California have become the state's largest wildfire in recorded history.
    Authorities say twin blazes rapidly spreading in Northern California have become the state's largest wildfire in recorded history.
  • Utility worker killed near Northern California wildfire

    Utility worker killed near Northern California wildfire

    Sunday, August 5 2018 7:57 PM EDT2018-08-05 23:57:43 GMT
    Monday, August 6 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-08-06 15:07:43 GMT
    (Kent Porter /The Press Democrat via AP). Smoke from multiple wildfires billows into the sky, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Scotts Valley near Lakeport, Calif.(Kent Porter /The Press Democrat via AP). Smoke from multiple wildfires billows into the sky, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Scotts Valley near Lakeport, Calif.

    Officials say a utility worker has been killed near a Northern California wildfire as crews continue to battle multiple blazes that have forced more evacuations.

    Officials say a utility worker has been killed near a Northern California wildfire as crews continue to battle multiple blazes that have forced more evacuations.

  • The Latest: Agency reports progress in fighting twin fires

    The Latest: Agency reports progress in fighting twin fires

    Sunday, August 5 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-08-05 23:47:44 GMT
    Sunday, August 5 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-08-06 03:08:24 GMT
    (Kent Porter /The Press Democrat via AP). Firefighters stand watch on a roof as a wildfire sweeps through the area near Lakeport, Calif., Thursday, August 2, 2018.(Kent Porter /The Press Democrat via AP). Firefighters stand watch on a roof as a wildfire sweeps through the area near Lakeport, Calif., Thursday, August 2, 2018.
    President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that the wildfires hitting California are "being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren't allowing massive amount of readily available water to...
    President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that the wildfires hitting California are "being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren't allowing massive amount of readily available water to be properly utilized.".
  • Greece's police, fire chiefs fired in wake of deadly fire

    Greece's police, fire chiefs fired in wake of deadly fire

    Sunday, August 5 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-08-05 18:07:22 GMT
    Sunday, August 5 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-08-05 22:03:16 GMT
    The Greek government says the chiefs of the national police and fire service have been fired in the wake of a forest fire that killed at least 90 people near Athens.
    The Greek government says the chiefs of the national police and fire service have been fired in the wake of a forest fire that killed at least 90 people near Athens.
  • Brown asks Trump for wildfire aid as state battles 17 blazes

    Brown asks Trump for wildfire aid as state battles 17 blazes

    Saturday, August 4 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-08-04 05:18:14 GMT
    Sunday, August 5 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-08-05 20:14:28 GMT

    Crews battling deadly Northern California wildfires are bracing for a weekend of windy, hot weather that could drive the flames into new areas and threaten more homes.

    Crews battling deadly Northern California wildfires are bracing for a weekend of windy, hot weather that could drive the flames into new areas and threaten more homes.

  • The Latest: Growing California fires prompt new evacuations

    The Latest: Growing California fires prompt new evacuations

    Friday, August 3 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-08-03 18:19:34 GMT
    Saturday, August 4 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-08-04 04:18:15 GMT
    Experts say a deadly Northern California wildfire burned so hot at its peak that it created a cyclone of flames that reached 143 mph.
    Experts say a deadly Northern California wildfire burned so hot at its peak that it created a cyclone of flames that reached 143 mph.
  • 'Firenadoes,' pyrocumulus clouds, and how CA wildfire has stunned scientists

    'Firenadoes,' pyrocumulus clouds, and how CA wildfire has stunned scientists

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-07-31 18:42:27 GMT
    Tuesday, July 31 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-07-31 18:42:27 GMT
    With more than 1,100 structures leveled, the Carr fire is now California’s seventh-most destructive fire ever. (Source: AP Photo/Noah Berger)With more than 1,100 structures leveled, the Carr fire is now California’s seventh-most destructive fire ever. (Source: AP Photo/Noah Berger)

    The Carr fire in Northern California is so intense, it's been creating its own localized weather systems.

    The Carr fire in Northern California is so intense, it's been creating its own localized weather systems.

  • Stubborn wildfire advances in Alabama

    Stubborn wildfire advances in Alabama

    Monday, February 15 2016 5:53 PM EST2016-02-15 22:53:49 GMT
    Tuesday, February 16 2016 6:54 AM EST2016-02-16 11:54:08 GMT
    Fire crews continue battling that large wildfire in the Grand Bay National Wildlife Preserve. The blaze now covers more than 4,000 acres of marshland and woods in Mississippi and Alabama. 

    Fire crews continue battling that large wildfire in the Grand Bay National Wildlife Preserve. The blaze now covers more than 4,000 acres of marshland and woods in Mississippi and Alabama. 

  • Death toll rises to 14 in Smoky Mountains wildfires

    Death toll rises to 14 in Smoky Mountains wildfires

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 7:36 AM EDT2017-08-08 11:36:12 GMT
    Tuesday, August 8 2017 7:36 AM EDT2017-08-08 11:36:13 GMT
    The media tours the wildfire damage on Friday morning. (WSMV)The media tours the wildfire damage on Friday morning. (WSMV)

    The death toll is now up to 14 people, with the latest fatality discovered over the weekend. The latest victim is an 81-year-old woman who died in a crash while trying to escape the flames.

    The death toll is now up to 14 people, with the latest fatality discovered over the weekend. The latest victim is an 81-year-old woman who died in a crash while trying to escape the flames.

  • Columbus family saddened by Gatlinburg wildfires, worried for vacation spot

    Columbus family saddened by Gatlinburg wildfires, worried for vacation spot

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 11:59 PM EST2016-11-30 04:59:56 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    As deadly wildfires continue to rage in East Tennessee, people in the Chattahoochee Valley say they're heartbroken, many with fond memories of trips to Gatlinburg. For Columbus resident Jay Singleton, Gatlinburg is more than just a vacation getaway.   

    As deadly wildfires continue to rage in East Tennessee, people in the Chattahoochee Valley say they're heartbroken, many with fond memories of trips to Gatlinburg. For Columbus resident Jay Singleton, Gatlinburg is more than just a vacation getaway.   

  • Dolly Parton creates 'My People Fund' to help fire victims

    Dolly Parton creates 'My People Fund' to help fire victims

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-05-18 01:29:39 GMT
    (SOURCE: YouTube)(SOURCE: YouTube)

    Dolly Parton is coming to the aid of those impacted by the East Tennessee fires in Sevier County. 

    Dolly Parton is coming to the aid of those impacted by the East Tennessee fires in Sevier County. 

  • Battling the Blaze: An overview of panhandle area fires

    Battling the Blaze: An overview of panhandle area fires

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-03-28 21:52:21 GMT
    Source: Wheeler County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Wheeler County Sheriff's Office

    Multiple fires broke out in the area, and fire crews worked to extinguish them as quickly as they could. 

    Multiple fires broke out in the area, and fire crews worked to extinguish them as quickly as they could. 

  • Beaver Co. fire moves to Kansas in two days

    Saturday, March 11 2017 7:31 PM EST2017-03-12 00:31:04 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Numerous structures have been lost and more are threatened as a large range fire moves through Beaver County, Oklahoma.

    Numerous structures have been lost and more are threatened as a large range fire moves through Beaver County, Oklahoma.

  • Forest Service: Lipscomb Co. fire burns 100,000 acres

    Forest Service: Lipscomb Co. fire burns 100,000 acres

    Thursday, March 9 2017 7:03 AM EST2017-03-09 12:03:21 GMT

    The fire in Lipscomb County has now burned 318056 acres.

    The fire in Lipscomb County has now burned 318056 acres.

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    3 killed in Gray County fire

    3 killed in Gray County fire

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 9:00 PM EST2017-03-08 02:00:23 GMT
    The fire that originated in Gray County has spread to Wheeler County. (Source: Wheeler County Sheriff's Office)The fire that originated in Gray County has spread to Wheeler County. (Source: Wheeler County Sheriff's Office)

    Three people have died in Gray County as they tried to save cattle in the area. 

    Three people have died in Gray County as they tried to save cattle in the area. 

  • Uncle says fire victim was ready to die with parents before escape

    Uncle says fire victim was ready to die with parents before escape

    Wednesday, January 11 2017 11:57 PM EST2017-01-12 04:57:36 GMT
    (SOURCE: submitted)(SOURCE: submitted)

    It's a gut-wrenching story of survival that captured the hearts of Mid-Southerners, and those across the nation. 

    It's a gut-wrenching story of survival that captured the hearts of Mid-Southerners, and those across the nation. 

  • Parents of 3 brothers injured in wildfires found dead

    Parents of 3 brothers injured in wildfires found dead

    Wednesday, January 4 2017 12:23 PM EST2017-01-04 17:23:44 GMT
    Wednesday, January 4 2017 12:23 PM EST2017-01-04 17:23:43 GMT
    A friend shared this photo of the Summers family on Facebook.A friend shared this photo of the Summers family on Facebook.

    Jon and Janet Summers, the parents of three brothers hospitalized in Nashville, were found dead in the North Chalet Village in Gatlinburg, the family confirmed.

    Jon and Janet Summers, the parents of three brothers hospitalized in Nashville, were found dead in the North Chalet Village in Gatlinburg, the family confirmed.

  • Hikers rescued from ridge above Maalaea brush fire

    Hikers rescued from ridge above Maalaea brush fire

    Tuesday, July 5 2016 12:06 AM EDT2016-07-05 04:06:41 GMT
    (Image: Asa Ellison)(Image: Asa Ellison)

    For Bryson Funai and three of his friends, Saturday's hike was like any other.  Little did they know what they were in store for.

    For Bryson Funai and three of his friends, Saturday's hike was like any other.  Little did they know what they were in store for.

  • Memphis couple killed in Gatlinburg fires; 1 son released from hospital

    Memphis couple killed in Gatlinburg fires; 1 son released from hospital

    Friday, December 2 2016 3:41 PM EST2016-12-02 20:41:31 GMT

    A Memphis couple has been found dead as fires rage through Gatlinburg. It's devastating news for their three sons who continue to recover on the 11th floor burn center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

    A Memphis couple has been found dead as fires rage through Gatlinburg. It's devastating news for their three sons who continue to recover on the 11th floor burn center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

  • Former Memphian loses $4M mansion in Gatlinburg fire

    Former Memphian loses $4M mansion in Gatlinburg fire

    Friday, December 2 2016 8:20 AM EST2016-12-02 13:20:49 GMT
    Carol Musik's mansion before and after the East Tennessee fire. (Source: WMC Action News 5)Carol Musik's mansion before and after the East Tennessee fire. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    The loss of life and property is heartbreaking, but there is a spirit of faith, survival, and humanity that is keeping residents in the area thankful for what they still have and optimistic...

    The loss of life and property is heartbreaking, but there is a spirit of faith, survival, and humanity that is keeping residents in the area thankful for what they still have and optimistic...

  • Families begin sifting through ashes after East Tennessee wildfire

    Families begin sifting through ashes after East Tennessee wildfire

    Friday, December 2 2016 6:56 AM EST2016-12-02 11:56:44 GMT

    Gatlinburg leaders confirm 10 people have been killed in the wildfire that damaged and continues to threaten much of East Tennessee.

    Gatlinburg leaders confirm 10 people have been killed in the wildfire that damaged and continues to threaten much of East Tennessee.

  • 'Smokies Strong' t-shirts being sold to help fire victims

    'Smokies Strong' t-shirts being sold to help fire victims

    Thursday, December 1 2016 10:03 PM EST2016-12-02 03:03:06 GMT
    (SOURCE: Knoxville News Sentinel)(SOURCE: Knoxville News Sentinel)

    The tragic wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park has touched everyone who holds a special place for the most visited National Park in the country. 

    The tragic wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park has touched everyone who holds a special place for the most visited National Park in the country. 

  • Sister of firefighter killed in line of duty collecting donations for Gatlinburg wildfire

    Sister of firefighter killed in line of duty collecting donations for Gatlinburg wildfire

    Wednesday, November 30 2016 12:59 AM EST2016-11-30 05:59:30 GMT

    Shearer said they'd like to take "bottled water, Gatorade, any kinds of snacks, clothing for families that have lost everything, anything that can be used. Shoes, socks, non-perishable items, anything."

    Shearer said they'd like to take "bottled water, Gatorade, any kinds of snacks, clothing for families that have lost everything, anything that can be used. Shoes, socks, non-perishable items, anything."

  • WAFB producer vacationing in Gatlinburg describes what she saw as fires raged

    WAFB producer vacationing in Gatlinburg describes what she saw as fires raged

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 11:27 PM EST2016-11-30 04:27:45 GMT

    Many people in the Baton Rouge area have been closely monitoring the situation in Tennessee, as wildfires continue. One of our own employees was in Gatlinburg on vacation this week when the city was forced to evacuate.

    Many people in the Baton Rouge area have been closely monitoring the situation in Tennessee, as wildfires continue. One of our own employees was in Gatlinburg on vacation this week when the city was forced to evacuate.

  • Officials say wildfires to increase if rain doesn't come soon

    Officials say wildfires to increase if rain doesn't come soon

    Tuesday, October 20 2015 7:13 PM EDT2015-10-20 23:13:54 GMT
    Tuesday, October 20 2015 7:30 PM EDT2015-10-20 23:30:11 GMT
    There have been close to 300 wildfires in a week according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.  The men and women on the ground who've been responding to blazes all month said if rain doesn't come soon, the fires have the potential to increase.  
    There have been close to 300 wildfires in a week according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.  The men and women on the ground who've been responding to blazes all month said if rain doesn't come soon, the fires have the potential to increase.  
  • Wildfires burn through Tyler County

    Wildfires burn through Tyler County

    Sunday, August 2 2015 8:36 PM EDT2015-08-03 00:36:49 GMT
    Sunday, August 2 2015 11:00 PM EDT2015-08-03 03:00:17 GMT
    Source: KTRE StaffSource: KTRE Staff
    What began as a series of small brush fires on Saturday, continued to burn well into Sunday afternoon across parts of Colmenseil. 
    What began as a series of small brush fires on Saturday, continued to burn well into Sunday afternoon across parts of Colmenseil. 
  • Firefighters battle massive wildfires in CA

    Firefighters battle massive wildfires in CA

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 6:57 AM EDT2016-06-21 10:57:33 GMT
    Tuesday, June 21 2016 6:57 AM EDT2016-06-21 10:57:33 GMT

    All the fires have prompted road closures and mandatory evacuations.  Officials say more evacuations could be necessary.

    All the fires have prompted road closures and mandatory evacuations.  Officials say more evacuations could be necessary.

  • Tuscaloosa remembers the April 27, 2011 tornado with new website launch

    Tuscaloosa remembers the April 27, 2011 tornado with new website launch

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 8:22 AM EDT2016-04-26 12:22:05 GMT
    Tuesday, April 26 2016 8:22 AM EDT2016-04-26 12:22:05 GMT
    Damage from the April 27, 2011 tornado in Tuscaloosa. Source: WBRC file videoDamage from the April 27, 2011 tornado in Tuscaloosa. Source: WBRC file video

    Good morning from the WBRC.com digital desk! Here are some of the stories and segments you'll see this morning on Good Day Alabama: The city of Tuscaloosa recently unveiled a new website to mark the progress since it was ravaged by the April 27 tornado five years ago. 

    Good morning from the WBRC.com digital desk! Here are some of the stories and segments you'll see this morning on Good Day Alabama: The city of Tuscaloosa recently unveiled a new website to mark the progress since it was ravaged by the April 27 tornado five years ago. 

  • Maili fire burns near contaminated site

    Maili fire burns near contaminated site

    Monday, April 25 2016 4:16 AM EDT2016-04-25 08:16:19 GMT
    Monday, April 25 2016 2:44 PM EDT2016-04-25 18:44:14 GMT

    A stubborn brush fire came within 35 feet of several homes in the Sea Country subdivision in Maili, prompting some neighbors to take matters into their own hands. 

    A stubborn brush fire came within 35 feet of several homes in the Sea Country subdivision in Maili, prompting some neighbors to take matters into their own hands. 

  • Massive fire burning in northern Oklahoma, Kansas

    Massive fire burning in northern Oklahoma, Kansas

    Thursday, March 24 2016 1:58 PM EDT2016-03-24 17:58:14 GMT
    Thursday, March 24 2016 1:58 PM EDT2016-03-24 17:58:14 GMT
    Large 397,420 acre Anderson Creek continues to threaten communities and homes in its path. (Source Oklahoma Forestry Services)Large 397,420 acre Anderson Creek continues to threaten communities and homes in its path. (Source Oklahoma Forestry Services)

    A massive fire between Oklahoma and Kansas continues to grow because of high winds and dry conditions.

    A massive fire between Oklahoma and Kansas continues to grow because of high winds and dry conditions.

  • Fire at Big Bend National Park contained with the help of 'Los Diablos'

    Fire at Big Bend National Park contained with the help of 'Los Diablos'

    Wednesday, February 3 2016 11:47 AM EST2016-02-03 16:47:01 GMT

    A combination of 35 qualified National Park Rangers and fire crews Los Diablos, from Las Boquillas, have been fighting the fire at big bend national park. Some of them as long as 10 to 12 hours at a time.

    A combination of 35 qualified National Park Rangers and fire crews Los Diablos, from Las Boquillas, have been fighting the fire at big bend national park. Some of them as long as 10 to 12 hours at a time.

  • UH researchers say Hawaii wildfires strongly linked

    UH researchers say Hawaii wildfires strongly linked

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 1:43 AM EST2016-01-26 06:43:52 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 2:27 AM EST2016-01-26 07:27:34 GMT
    Image Courtesy: Asa Ellison (YouTube)Image Courtesy: Asa Ellison (YouTube)

    University of Hawaii researchers found that the state has seen an average of more than 1,000 fires burning over 20,000 acres each year within the last decade.

    University of Hawaii researchers found that the state has seen an average of more than 1,000 fires burning over 20,000 acres each year within the last decade.

  • Wildfire prompts evacuations in Bienville Parish

    Wildfire prompts evacuations in Bienville Parish

    Monday, November 23 2015 6:50 PM EST2015-11-23 23:50:28 GMT
    Monday, November 23 2015 6:50 PM EST2015-11-23 23:50:28 GMT
    Firefighters in Webster Parish are working to gain control of a grass fire that reportedly started in a neighboring parish. 
    Firefighters in Webster Parish are working to gain control of a grass fire that reportedly started in a neighboring parish. 
  • Dogs rescued from Washington wildfires find new homes

    Dogs rescued from Washington wildfires find new homes

    Tuesday, September 22 2015 9:57 PM EDT2015-09-23 01:57:40 GMT
    Tuesday, September 22 2015 9:57 PM EDT2015-09-23 01:57:41 GMT
    Several dogs find new homes in Cowlitz Co. after a wildfire destroyed their kennels at a rescue home located in Okanogan County.
    Several dogs find new homes in Cowlitz Co. after a wildfire destroyed their kennels at a rescue home located in Okanogan County.
  • First wave of National Guard volunteers join Oregon wildfire efforts

    First wave of National Guard volunteers join Oregon wildfire efforts

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 9:01 PM EDT2015-08-26 01:01:32 GMT
    Tuesday, August 25 2015 9:01 PM EDT2015-08-26 01:01:32 GMT
    The first wave of Oregon National Guard volunteers is ready to join the efforts to battle wildfires in the state.
    The first wave of Oregon National Guard volunteers is ready to join the efforts to battle wildfires in the state.
  • 'Unhealthy' air quality improves in smoky Portland metro area

    'Unhealthy' air quality improves in smoky Portland metro area

    Sunday, August 23 2015 9:36 PM EDT2015-08-24 01:36:20 GMT
    Sunday, August 23 2015 9:36 PM EDT2015-08-24 01:36:20 GMT
    High winds pushed smoke from wildfires east of the Cascades into the Willamette Valley over the weekend. 
    High winds pushed smoke from wildfires east of the Cascades into the Willamette Valley over the weekend. 
  • Pres. Obama declares emergency in Washington State due to wildfires

    Pres. Obama declares emergency in Washington State due to wildfires

    Friday, August 21 2015 1:06 PM EDT2015-08-21 17:06:49 GMT
    Friday, August 21 2015 1:06 PM EDT2015-08-21 17:06:49 GMT
    The declaration authorizes federal agencies such as FEMA to coordinate disaster relief efforts and help those affecting by the fires.
    The declaration authorizes federal agencies such as FEMA to coordinate disaster relief efforts and help those affecting by the fires.
  • Firefighters return home after battling wildfires out west

    Firefighters return home after battling wildfires out west

    Friday, August 21 2015 11:25 AM EDT2015-08-21 15:25:13 GMT
    Friday, August 21 2015 11:25 AM EDT2015-08-21 15:25:14 GMT
    Firefighters return home after battling wildfires out west (WFSB)Firefighters return home after battling wildfires out west (WFSB)
    On Friday, 20 firefighters returned home after battling the devastating wildfires out west.
    On Friday, 20 firefighters returned home after battling the devastating wildfires out west.
  • Canyon Creek Complex Fire now more than 53,800 acres, 10% contained

    Canyon Creek Complex Fire now more than 53,800 acres, 10% contained

    Thursday, August 20 2015 8:41 PM EDT2015-08-21 00:41:00 GMT
    Thursday, August 20 2015 8:41 PM EDT2015-08-21 00:41:00 GMT
    The Canyon Creek Complex fire has destroyed 36 and more than 700 other buildings are in danger near John Day and Canyon City. The fire is only 10% contained.
    The Canyon Creek Complex fire has destroyed 36 and more than 700 other buildings are in danger near John Day and Canyon City. The fire is only 10% contained.
  • Oregon Parks and Rec. bans all campfires, even candles, in state parks

    Oregon Parks and Rec. bans all campfires, even candles, in state parks

    Wednesday, August 19 2015 2:28 PM EDT2015-08-19 18:28:10 GMT
    Wednesday, August 19 2015 8:19 PM EDT2015-08-20 00:19:25 GMT
    The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has banned all campfires in state parks and any other properties owned and managed by the department as of 10 a.m. Wednesday.
    The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has banned all campfires in state parks and any other properties owned and managed by the department as of 10 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Canyon Creek Complex fire continues to claim homes near John Day

    Canyon Creek Complex fire continues to claim homes near John Day

    Tuesday, August 18 2015 9:46 PM EDT2015-08-19 01:46:23 GMT
    Aug 18, 2015 09:46 PM2015-08-19 03:17:28 GMT
    The Canyon Creek Complex wildfire near John Day has grown to 46,000 acres and claimed 26 houses, but firefighters and volunteers are still working to save homes and bring hope.
    The Canyon Creek Complex wildfire near John Day has grown to 46,000 acres and claimed 26 houses, but firefighters and volunteers are still working to save homes and bring hope.
  • Photo of Silverton firefighter comforting young boy racks up shares on Facebook

    Photo of Silverton firefighter comforting young boy racks up shares on Facebook

    Tuesday, August 18 2015 12:17 AM EDT2015-08-18 04:17:25 GMT
    Tuesday, August 18 2015 11:27 AM EDT2015-08-18 15:27:29 GMT
    A photo of a Silverton firefighter comforting a young boy near the County Line 2 fire has been shared all over Facebook, and offers a glimpse into the human element of a massive firefighting effort.
    A photo of a Silverton firefighter comforting a young boy near the County Line 2 fire has been shared all over Facebook, and offers a glimpse into the human element of a massive firefighting effort.
  • Firefighters from Portland-area agencies assist in wildfire fighting efforts

    Firefighters from Portland-area agencies assist in wildfire fighting efforts

    Monday, August 17 2015 9:23 PM EDT2015-08-18 01:23:55 GMT
    Monday, August 17 2015 9:37 PM EDT2015-08-18 01:37:51 GMT
    Firefighters from many Portland-area agencies are deploying to wildfires burning around Oregon.
    Firefighters from many Portland-area agencies are deploying to wildfires burning around Oregon.
  • Thousands of firefighters battle wildfires in Oregon, Washington

    Thousands of firefighters battle wildfires in Oregon, Washington

    Monday, August 17 2015 10:05 AM EDT2015-08-17 14:05:43 GMT
    Monday, August 17 2015 10:05 AM EDT2015-08-17 14:05:43 GMT
    County Line 2 Fire (Photo: ODOT)County Line 2 Fire (Photo: ODOT)
    In Oregon alone, fires had burned hundreds of thousands of acres and prompted evacuation notices in nearby communities in the eastern portion of the state.
    In Oregon alone, fires had burned hundreds of thousands of acres and prompted evacuation notices in nearby communities in the eastern portion of the state.
  • Firefighters battling wildfire rescue rabbit, feed it carrots

    Firefighters battling wildfire rescue rabbit, feed it carrots

    Sunday, August 16 2015 10:28 PM EDT2015-08-17 02:28:05 GMT
    Sunday, August 16 2015 10:48 PM EDT2015-08-17 02:48:18 GMT
    The Cornet-Windy Ridge Fire had burned more than 88,000 acres by Sunday night.
    The Cornet-Windy Ridge Fire had burned more than 88,000 acres by Sunday night.
  • Wildfire burns more than 5,000 acres near Warm Springs

    Wildfire burns more than 5,000 acres near Warm Springs

    Wednesday, August 12 2015 10:41 PM EDT2015-08-13 02:41:37 GMT
    Thursday, August 13 2015 9:39 AM EDT2015-08-13 13:39:32 GMT
    Photo: ODOTPhoto: ODOT
    The fire, about two miles west of Warm Springs, was threatening three separate subdivisions, but no evacuations had been ordered.
    The fire, about two miles west of Warm Springs, was threatening three separate subdivisions, but no evacuations had been ordered.
  • Cougar Creek Fire grows to more than 5,000 acres

    Cougar Creek Fire grows to more than 5,000 acres

    Wednesday, August 12 2015 11:35 PM EDT2015-08-13 03:35:42 GMT
    Wednesday, August 12 2015 11:35 PM EDT2015-08-13 03:35:43 GMT
    The Cougar Creek Fire started on Monday and has now grown to more than 5,000 acres.
    The Cougar Creek Fire started on Monday and has now grown to more than 5,000 acres.
  • Lightning causes wildfire on Mt. Adams, estimated at 1,200 acres

    Lightning causes wildfire on Mt. Adams, estimated at 1,200 acres

    Tuesday, August 11 2015 10:21 PM EDT2015-08-12 02:21:03 GMT
    Tuesday, August 11 2015 10:21 PM EDT2015-08-12 02:21:03 GMT
    A fire broke out on the east side of Mt. Adams on Monday night after a lightning storm came through the area, according to the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
    A fire broke out on the east side of Mt. Adams on Monday night after a lightning storm came through the area, according to the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
  • Wahiawa brush fire now 75 percent contained

    Sunday, August 2 2015 3:19 AM EDT2015-08-02 07:19:40 GMT
    Thursday, August 6 2015 9:17 PM EDT2015-08-07 01:17:51 GMT
    Firefighters are continuing to keep a close watch on a wildfire that came dangerously close to homes in Wahiawa on Monday.
    Firefighters are continuing to keep a close watch on a wildfire that came dangerously close to homes in Wahiawa on Monday.
  • New evacuation notices, Bickleton shelter re-opens for Roosevelt Fire

    New evacuation notices, Bickleton shelter re-opens for Roosevelt Fire

    Thursday, August 6 2015 12:32 AM EDT2015-08-06 04:32:14 GMT
    Thursday, August 6 2015 12:32 AM EDT2015-08-06 04:32:14 GMT
    The Klickitat County Sheriff's Office has issued a level 3 evacuation notice for about 25 homes in and around Roosevelt, WA.
    The Klickitat County Sheriff's Office has issued a level 3 evacuation notice for about 25 homes in and around Roosevelt, WA.
  • Wildfire closes part of I-84 near Pendleton

    Wildfire closes part of I-84 near Pendleton

    Wednesday, August 5 2015 11:33 PM EDT2015-08-06 03:33:58 GMT
    Wednesday, August 5 2015 11:33 PM EDT2015-08-06 03:33:59 GMT
    Photo: ODOTPhoto: ODOT
    I-84 is closed westbound at exit 371 in Ontario and eastbound at exit 216 due to a wildfire, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.
    I-84 is closed westbound at exit 371 in Ontario and eastbound at exit 216 due to a wildfire, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Brush fire near Roosevelt, WA burns approx. 10k acres; not contained

    Brush fire near Roosevelt, WA burns approx. 10k acres; not contained

    Wednesday, August 5 2015 9:39 AM EDT2015-08-05 13:39:57 GMT
    Wednesday, August 5 2015 12:30 PM EDT2015-08-05 16:30:39 GMT
    Sections of SR-14 were closed to traffic Wednesday morning as firefighters worked to control the fire, which had forced about 300 people to evacuate their homes.
    Sections of SR-14 were closed to traffic Wednesday morning as firefighters worked to control the fire, which had forced about 300 people to evacuate their homes.
  • Firefighters making progress on Niagara Fire near Detroit Lake

    Firefighters making progress on Niagara Fire near Detroit Lake

    Saturday, July 4 2015 10:12 PM EDT2015-07-05 02:12:36 GMT
    Tuesday, July 7 2015 11:15 PM EDT2015-07-08 03:15:44 GMT
    Viewer photoViewer photo
    A fire containment line has been made around the Niagara Fire and additional growth is not expected, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.
    A fire containment line has been made around the Niagara Fire and additional growth is not expected, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.
  • Lava flow's new leading edge advances 70 yards toward Pahoa fire & police stations

    Lava flow's new leading edge advances 70 yards toward Pahoa fire & police stations

    Monday, December 22 2014 1:34 PM EST2014-12-22 18:34:42 GMT
    Monday, January 19 2015 4:46 PM EST2015-01-19 21:46:54 GMT
    Firefighters are battling not one, but two brushfires sparked by the Puna lava flow. Officials say one reignited today after it burned through 300 acres on Tuesday and Wednesday, while a second has crossed a fire break.
    Firefighters are battling not one, but two brushfires sparked by the Puna lava flow. Officials say one reignited today after it burned through 300 acres on Tuesday and Wednesday, while a second has crossed a fire break.
  • Puna lava flow sparks brushfire

    Puna lava flow sparks brushfire

    Saturday, September 20 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-09-21 02:10:18 GMT
    Monday, September 22 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-09-22 10:19:52 GMT
    The Puna lava flow has sparked a brushfire that's now burning through open grasslands in a remote area above Apa'a Road to the west of Highway 130. Hawaii County Civil Defense officials say no structures or properties are threatened. 
    The Puna lava flow has sparked a brushfire that's now burning through open grasslands in a remote area above Apa'a Road to the west of Highway 130. Hawaii County Civil Defense officials say no structures or properties are threatened. 
  • UPDATE

    Seed scattered over 1,220 acres burned in San Juan Fire

    Seed scattered over 1,220 acres burned in San Juan Fire

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:19:30 GMT
    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:19:30 GMT
    (Source: Monica Chavez)(Source: Monica Chavez)
    The San Juan Fire straddling the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in the White Mountains continues to expand, but so does containment.
    Crews are working to restore the 1,220 acres in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest that were damaged by the San Juan Fire earlier this summer.
  • Oregon couple's wedding photo captures approaching wildfire

    Oregon couple's wedding photo captures approaching wildfire

    A Bend wildfire interrupted an Oregon couple's wedding ceremony, but the couple still managed to tie the knot with the blessing of firefighters.
    A Bend wildfire interrupted an Oregon couple's wedding ceremony, but the couple still managed to tie the knot with the blessing of firefighters.
    (Photo courtesy: Josh Newton)
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  • Alert level raised for tiny volcanic isle in southern Japan

    Alert level raised for tiny volcanic isle in southern Japan

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:01 AM EDT2018-08-15 08:01:47 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:18 PM EDT2018-08-19 01:18:05 GMT
    Japan has raised alert levels on a small southern volcanic island, urging its 150 residents to prepare for an evacuation amid growing risks of an eruption.
    Japan has raised alert levels on a small southern volcanic island, urging its 150 residents to prepare for an evacuation amid growing risks of an eruption.
  • Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too

    Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:12:00 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:18 PM EDT2018-08-19 01:18:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregory Bull). FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, a Guadalupe fur seal, foreground, passes by as SeaWorld animal rescue team member Heather Ruce feeds a California sea lion at a rescue facility in San Diego, with rescue crews s...(AP Photo/Gregory Bull). FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, a Guadalupe fur seal, foreground, passes by as SeaWorld animal rescue team member Heather Ruce feeds a California sea lion at a rescue facility in San Diego, with rescue crews s...
    Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves.
    Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves.
  • Lane maintains Category 4 hurricane strength as it enters Central Pacific

    Lane becomes Category 4 hurricane as it churns toward the Central Pacific

    Saturday, August 18 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-08-18 23:00:05 GMT
    Hurricane Lane continues to strengthen as it marches toward the Central Pacific. (Image: National Hurricane Center)Hurricane Lane continues to strengthen as it marches toward the Central Pacific. (Image: National Hurricane Center)

    Hurricane Lane has entered the Central Pacific basin as a powerful Category 4 hurricane on a path toward the vicinity of the Hawaiian islands.

    Hurricane Lane has entered the Central Pacific basin as a powerful Category 4 hurricane on a path toward the vicinity of the Hawaiian islands.

  • FloodsMore>>

  • People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324

    People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324

    Friday, August 17 2018 11:12 AM EDT2018-08-17 15:12:41 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 2:35 AM EDT2018-08-18 06:35:35 GMT
    (AP Photo). People move past a flooded area in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flo...(AP Photo). People move past a flooded area in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flo...
    Rescuers are using helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people in the...
    Rescuers are using helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people in the past nine days.
  • UPDATE: Authorities identify man killed in flooded wash

    UPDATE: Authorities identify man killed in flooded wash

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-08-17 20:38:30 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    The water swept the car about a half-mile downstream from where the man tried to cross on Old Nogales Highway.

    The water swept the car about a half-mile downstream from where the man tried to cross on Old Nogales Highway.

  • WATCH: Newlyweds rescued on wedding day after car trapped in floodwaters

    WATCH: Newlyweds rescued on wedding day after car trapped in floodwaters

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:35 AM EDT2018-08-13 09:35:19 GMT
    Police made sure the bride’s dress and shoes stayed dry during the incident. (Source: Bogota Police Department/CNN)Police made sure the bride’s dress and shoes stayed dry during the incident. (Source: Bogota Police Department/CNN)

    Police made sure the bride’s dress and shoes stayed dry during the incident.

    Police made sure the bride’s dress and shoes stayed dry during the incident.

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