Firefighters Advance on Fire That Shut CA Highway

Castaic fire

CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were making progress on a wildfire that jumped across a Southern California freeway and spread across dry hillsides while a new blaze forced residents of a Northern California community to evacuate. The fire broke out ...

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Fire Crews in Spain Face ‘Complex’ Wildfire for Fifth Day

Forest firefighters work on a wildfire near the town of Jubrique

By ARITZ PARRA Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Firefighting crews in southern Spain are looking at the sky for much-needed rainfall expected on Monday and that they hope can help extinguish a major wildfire that has ravaged 7,700 hectares (19,000 ...

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What Are Some Key Decisions in Fighting Wildfires?

Firefighters bathed in the light of the Caldor Fire

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Thousands of wildfires ignite in the U.S. each year, and each one requires firefighters to make quick decisions, often in difficult conditions like high winds and lightning. Crews and managers ...

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CA Wildfire Threat High Despite Progress near Tahoe

Firefighters at Caldor Fire in South Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — California could be on track for one of its worst fire seasons ever as hotter, drier conditions across the north raise the threat of new fires or existing ones flaring into dangerous life, officials ...

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