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19 wildfires burn in california


more than 12,000 firefighters in california were battling 19 large wildfires statewide, officials said sunday        






the latest: wildfires burn across the us and canada


santa maria, calif. — the latest on wildfires burning in the western u.s. and canada. (all times local):8 a.m.wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western u.s. and canada, destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily trapping children and counselors at a california campground.a pair of wildfires egged on by record-breaking heat in southern california quickly spread, threatening hundreds of homes and forcing evacuations at a popular lakeside campground and a summer camp.in northern california, a butte county wildfire swept through grassy foothills and destroyed 10 structures, including homes, and led to several minor injuries.firefighters were contending with nearly 200 wildfires burning in british columbia that had destroyed dozens of buildin






wildfires sweep areas of california


videotens of thousands evacuated as wildfires sweep parts of california.share this withcopy this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-41141001/wildfires-sweep-areas-of-californiaread more about sharingclose share panel






thousands flee wildfires in california


a look at the wildfires tearing through the western u.s. and canada.        






wildfires around california continue to grow: 'we have very active burn conditio


wildfires continued to rage across california on sunday amid a record-breaking heat wave.the alamo fire, near highway 166 in northern santa barbara county, has grown to more than 23,000 acres near the border of san luis obispo county, cal fire said sunday. a fire near lake cachuma, about 35 miles south, scorched 7,800 acres, according to officials with the los padres national forest. at least 200 people were evacuated from a remote area east of santa maria.in butte county, north of sacramento, the so-called wall fire has burned 4,400 acres and destroyed 10 structures, while threatening hundreds more, according to cal fire. four injuries have been reported.evacuation orders remain in effect throughout the area, officials said. the fire, which started friday, is 17% contained.water-dropping






california wildfires rage, force thousands to evacuate


wildfires force evacuation of summer camp for kids, lakeside campground.        






raging wildfires across california force nearly 8,000 to evacuate


goleta, calif. — with a heat wave continuing to bake california and the rest of the west, wildfires forced nearly 8,000 people to dash for safety sunday as flames destroyed homes and threatened thousands of structures across the state. along the central coast, firefighters battled two major blazes on opposite ends of santa barbara county. efforts…






california wildfires force nearly 8,000 to evacuate


four different wildfires blazing through california on july 9. (sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6vkpr)four different wildfires blazing through california on july 9. (sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6vkpr)see more videos






raging wildfires across california force nearly 8,000 to evacuate: 'it was terri


josh edelson / afp/getty imagesa plume of smoke rises as flames from the wall fire burn near oroville, calif. on saturday.a plume of smoke rises as flames from the wall fire burn near oroville, calif. on saturday. (josh edelson / afp/getty images)






humans spark 84 percent of american wildfires, study finds


people have started 84 percent of u.s. wildfires and 97 percent of wildfires in coastal california and the central valley, according to a new study led by scientists at the university of colorado boulder.human-started fires nationwide accounted for 44 percent of the total area of 89,339,131 acres burned over the last two decades. these fires have vastly expanded the area burnt and the extent of the fire season, the researchers say. intentionally set managed burns and agricultural fires were excluded from the study.in california’s mediterranean climate region, 89 percent of the total 5,921,861 acres burned was caused by human-started wildfires. the region extends along the california coast from the mexican border north to san francisco, and inland to the central valley.“human-started wildfi






humans spark 84 percent of american wildfires, study finds


people have started 84 percent of u.s. wildfires and 97 percent of wildfires in coastal california and the central valley, according to a new study led by scientists at the university of colorado boulder.human-started fires nationwide accounted for 44 percent of the total area of 89,339,131 acres burned over the last two decades. these fires have vastly expanded the area burnt and the extent of the fire season, the researchers say. intentionally set managed burns and agricultural fires were excluded from the study.in california’s mediterranean climate region, 89 percent of the total 5,921,861 acres burned was caused by human-started wildfires. the region extends along the california coast from the mexican border north to san francisco, and inland to the central valley.“human-started wildfi






wildfires continue to burn in arizona, california, utah


cbs/apjune 28, 2017, 12:49 pman aerial photo of wildfires burning across almost 50,000 acres near the ski resort of brian head, about 245 miles south of salt lake city, utah is shown in this handout photo provided june 27, 2017.  lt. governor spencer j cox / reuters phoenix -- firefighters braced wednesday for more high winds as they try to slow stubborn wildfires burning in arizona, utah and california. arizona gov. doug ducey says the growing wildfire, which is near the site of a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago, is the state's top priority. ducey said in a statement wednesday that his office is receiving constant updates from state fire officials. he said the next 24 hours will be critical and that the state will provide whatever support is necessary. over 600 firefighte






wildfires across california continue to grow: 'we have very active burn conditio


wildfires continued to rage across california on sunday amid a record-breaking heat wave.the alamo fire, near highway 166 in northern santa barbara county, has grown to more than 23,000 acres near the san luis obispo county line, cal fire said sunday. a fire near lake cachuma, about 35 miles south, scorched 7,800 acres, according to officials with los padres national forest. at least 200 people threatened by the alamo fire were evacuated from a remote area east of santa maria.in butte county, north of sacramento, the wall fire has burned 4,400 acres and destroyed 10 structures, while threatening hundreds more, according to cal fire. four injuries have been reported.evacuation orders remain in effect throughout the area, officials said. the fire, which started friday, is 17% contained.the w






‘no time to get scared:’ evacuees recount watching homes burn in b.c. wildfires


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b.c. wildfires burn down homes as thousands flee: ‘there was no stopping it’


a firefighter says he’s never seen anything like the fast-moving wildfire that tore through his new home, leaving him and his neighbours scant seconds to escape






brace yourself for more wildfires


summer in the american west. the time of flip-flops, river rafting, mountain fishing and frisbee on the beach. but increasingly, also a time of stepping into our backyards and lifting our noses to sniff for smoke. for watching the flags atop the bank or outside city hall to see how hard the wind is blowing. or if we’re especially unlucky — and we’ve been unlucky a lot in the last decade — for packing precious bits and pieces of our lives into boxes and stacking them beside the front door, ready to load into the car should word come down that wildfires are closing in; that it’s time to evacuate. indeed some of us are right now in the worst of it all over again: in breckenridge, colo. in california’s yolo county. in british columbia.from the rockies to the pacific, the last 16 years have bro






officials say kansas wildfires are under control


topeka, kan. — officials say wildfires that have charred more than 1,100 square miles in kansas are under control, prompting the state to withdraw response teams from the firefighting effort.the kansas division of emergency management said friday that crews in clark county have a blaze there 70 percent contained. containment levels in kansas' comanche, ellis, reno and rooks counties exceed 90 percent.the blaze that encompassed comanche and clark counties along kansas' southern border with oklahoma is the biggest wildfire on record in kansas.since erupting last weekend, wildfires had been reported in 21 kansas counties.although kansas has no burn ban in effect, the state's emergency management agency warns there's still potential for grassfires because of dry conditions statewide.






thousands flee wildfires in california; canada blazes grow


oroville, calif. — wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western u.s. and canada, forcing thousands of residents to flee and destroying homes.here's a look at the wildfires tearing through the west.californiatwo major wildfires in california have forced nearly 8,000 people out of their homes.about 4,000 people evacuated and another 7,400 were told to prepare to leave their homes as fire swept through grassy foothills in the sierra nevada, about 60 miles north of sacramento, the california department of forestry and fire protection said sunday.the fire has burned nearly 4 square miles (11 sq. kilometers), injured four firefighters and destroyed at least 10 structures, but that number is expected to rise, fire spokeswoman mary ann aldrich said.the area burning was southeast o






thousands flee wildfires in california; canada blazes grow


wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western u.s. and canada, destroying homes and forcing thousands of residents to flee.here's a look at the wildfires blackening the west.californiatwo major wildfires in california have forced nearly 8,000 people out of their homes.about 4,000 people evacuated and another 7,400 were told to prepare to leave their homes as fire swept through grassy foothills in the sierra nevada, about 60 miles north of sacramento, the california department of forestry and fire protection said sunday.the fire has burned nearly 4 square miles, injured four firefighters and destroyed at least 10 structures, but that number is expected to rise, fire spokeswoman mary ann aldrich said.the area burning was southeast of oroville, where spillways in the nation's






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'red alert' as chile wildfires blaze


22 february 2017 last updated at 21:58 gmt dozens of houses and almost 3,500 hectares of forest have been destroyed by fires which continue to burn in chile.






wildfires in western u.s. endanger lives, property


thousands of residents in the western u.s. and canada have fled their homes as wildfires barreled across the baking landscape, destroying property.here's a look at the wildfires tearing through the west.californiatwo major wildfires in california have forced nearly 8,000 people out of their homes.about 4,000 people evacuated and another 7,400 were told to prepare to leave their homes as fire swept through grassy foothills in the sierra nevada, about 60 miles north of sacramento, the california department of forestry and fire protection said sunday.the fire has burned nearly 4 square miles (11 sq. kilometers), injured four firefighters and destroyed at least 10 structures, but that number is expected to rise, fire spokeswoman mary ann aldrich said.the area burning was southeast of oroville,






thousands flee wildfires burning in the us and canada | usa news


wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western us and canada, destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily trapping children and counselors at a california campground.on sunday, firefighters were contending with more than 200 wildfires burning in british columbia that destroyed dozens of buildings, including several homes and two airport hangars.the three biggest fires, which ranged in size from 14-20 square kilometres, had forced thousands of people to flee.a combination of high temperatures and parched land has added to the difficulties of firefighters in california which is regularly hit by wildfires at this time of the year.in northern california, a butte county wildfire swept through grassy foothills and destroyed 10 structures, including






the latest: rising humidity helping california firefighters


oroville, calif. — the latest on wildfires across the u.s. west and canada (all times local):6:30 a.m.california crews working through the night got help from rising humidity and low winds as they beat back wildfires that burned dozens of structures and forced thousands from homes.in santa barbara county, where two large blazes are burning through dry brush, fire capt. dave zaniboni said early tuesday that the weather is now cooperating with firefighters after a weekend heat wave helped fan the flames.zaniboni says he expects containment to go up when new numbers are announced at a morning briefing.at least 3,500 people remain out of their homes in santa barbara county.to the north, evacuees started to return home late monday as firefighters made progress against a foothill blaze near orov






wildfires burn hundreds of acres in utah, california


firefighters are bracing for strong winds as they continue to fight separate brush fires burning in utah and california. authorities say southern utah's wildfire, near the ski town of brian head, has forced more than 1,500 people from homes and cabins. more evacuations are being ordered at this time. the fire has torched more than 67 square miles and cost more than $7 million to fight. officials say the blaze was sparked on june 17 by a weed-burning torch. crews in california, meanwhile, are allowing people back into their homes near santa clarita. cbs los angeles reports the blaze there consumed at least 750 acres, causing authorities to close a busy thoroughfare in both directions. the 14 freeway has since reopened. nearly 80 homes were affected, forcing 100 residents to leave the area. 






cause of most us wildfires traced to people, study finds


washington (ap) — people have triggered five out of six wildfires in the u.s. over the last two decades, tripling the length of the wildfire season and making it start earlier in the east and last longer in the west, a new study finds.even as climate change worsens the nation’s fire season — making it longer and easier to burn more acres — researchers said human activities play an even bigger role.while fire experts have long blamed people more than lightning, the new work details the extent of human-caused ignitions and how they interact with global warming to make matters worse.scientists analyzing fire data from 1992 to 2012 found that 84 percent of all u.s. wildfires — but only 44 percent of the total acres burned — were started by people, either by accident or on purpose. and human-ca






cause of most u.s. wildfires traced to people, study finds – the denver post


by seth borenstein, the associated presswashington — people have triggered five out of six wildfires in the u.s. over the last two decades, tripling the length of the wildfire season and making it start earlier in the east and last longer in the west, a new study finds.even as climate change worsens the nation’s fire season — making it longer and easier to burn more acres — researchers said human activities play an even bigger role.while fire experts have long blamed people more than lightning, the new work details the extent of human-caused ignitions and how they interact with global warming to make matters worse.scientists analyzing fire data from 1992 to 2012 found that 84 percent of all u.s. wildfires — but only 44 percent of the total acres burned — were started by people, either by a






more than 80 percent of all wildfires caused by humans, new study says


people have triggered five out of six wildfires in the u.s. over the last two decades, tripling the length of the wildfire season and making it start earlier in the east and last longer in the west, a new study finds.even as climate change worsens the nation’s fire season — making it longer and easier to burn more acres — researchers said human activities play an even bigger role.in southern california, large populations living in close proximity to fire-prone foothills and national forests make the region a poster child for human-caused wildfires that wreak havoc on life and property, said lead author jennifer balch, a fire ecologist with university of colorado-boulder.“this problem isn’t going to go away,” she said during an interview monday. “we spend over $2 billion a year fighting fir






the latest: california wildfires send some 8k people fleeing


santa maria, calif. — the latest on wildfires in the western u.s. and canada (all times local):3:58 p.m.two major wildfires in california have sent nearly 8,000 people fleeing to safety.fire officials said on sunday 4,000 people evacuated and other 7,400 were told to prepare to leave their homes as a fire swept through grassy foothills in the sierra nevada, about 60 miles north of sacramento.a california department of forestry and fire protection spokeswoman said that fire has burned nearly 8 square miles (20 sq. kilometers) and has destroyed at least 10 structures.mary ann aldrich said additional homes were destroyed overnight. an inspection team is trying to determine the extent of the damage.in southern california, some 3,600 people evacuated as a result of a wildfire in the santa ynez






thousands flee raging wildfires in california


nearly 8,000 people are evacuated from their homes monday, as dry conditions fuel more than a dozen wildfires in california. more than 85 active wildfires are burning across the west.in santa barbara county, there's no end in sight for the whittier fire, which started saturday afternoon at the peak of the weekend's heat wave when temperatures hit 110 degrees fahrenheit, reports cbs news correspondent mireya villarreal. it has burned 7,800 acres, and at least 20 structures have been lost on both sides of the area's major highway, which is expected to remain closed for days. about 3,500 people have been forced from their homes. "the fire is burning in an area that hasn't burned in probably 60 years," los padres national forest deputy fire chief jim harris said. time-lapse video shows the fir






the latest: more buildings burned by western wildfires


santa maria, calif. — the latest on wildfires burning in the western u.s. and canada (all times local):1 p.m.destructive wildfires burning across the west have charred a handful more buildings and led to more evacuations.in rural arizona, fire officials say three homes were among 10 buildings that were burned. the wildfire there has led to the evacuation of the entire town of dudleyville, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of phoenix.a wildfire burning in near summer lake in south-central oregon has destroyed a hunting cabin and an outbuilding.in california, officials expanded evacuations around a wildfire that had destroyed 10 buildings in rural northern california.more than 200 wildfires were burning in the canadian province of british columbia, forcing thousands to flee.and in n






firefighters battle a dozen wildfires in california as thousands flee their home


more than 7,000 firefighters battled a dozen wildfires in california on tuesday as thousands of people fled their homes and hot, dry weather allowed fires to spread easily, officials said.the biggest evacuation was in northern california’s butte county due to the so-called wall fire, which began on friday and has displaced about 4,000 people, officials said.heather williams, a spokeswoman for the california department of forestry and fire protection, said that so far this year about 68,000 acres (27,518 hectares) have burned in the state, more than double the total area that had been charred by the same time last year.“we’re seeing more intense fires,” williams said by telephone. “we foresee that the summer is going to be quite busy for us.”california department of forestry and fire protec






a chief justice john roberts jr. speech that should make trump's ears burn


captionat lax, immigrant-rights attorneys are unsure of how the trump administration's travel ban will impact travelers. southern california is especially vulnerable to wildfires this year after the wettest winter in years. 20 acres burned near topanga canyon boulevard and a fire swelled to 40 acres in calabasas this week. station wagons don't sell very well, but charles fleming says the volvo v90 cross country might be an exception. at lax, immigrant-rights attorneys are unsure of how the trump administration's travel ban will impact travelers. southern california is especially vulnerable to wildfires this year after the wettest winter in years. 20 acres burned near topanga canyon boulevard and a fire swelled to 40 acres in calabasas this week. station wagons don't sell very well, but cha






evacuees return home as wildfires across west calm down


oroville, calif. — nearly all evacuation orders have been called off for three major fires across california as dozens of wildfires throughout the west were coming under control.a fire near the northern california town of oroville, which drove 4,000 people from their homes was 70 percent contained late wednesday, allowing all residents there to return. many of the same people had also been forced to flee this spring from the possibility of major flooding from a damaged dam spillway. the blaze, which broke out friday, has destroyed 41 homes and damaged three.to the south in santa barbara county, nearly all of the 3,500 people driven from homes by two large wildfires were able to return. a 45-square-mile (115-square-kilometer) fire was 70 percent contained, allowing for all evacuations to be






wildfires burn across more than 15,680 acres in western colorado – the denver po


nine wildfires burned around western colorado on more than 15,680 acres sunday, driven by high temperatures, dry wood and wind — prompting federal land managers to deploy aircraft and hundreds of firefighters to try to control flames.the biggest fires were devouring cheat grass, pinon-juniper forest and sagebrush in northwestern colorado, mostly in areas overseen by the bureau of land management.none hurt people. no evacuations were ordered in colorado. but wildfires raging in california forced hundreds to leave homes. and the heat spurred more than 180 wildfires in western canada, where authorities on sunday declared a state of emergency.“it’s hot and dry,” and wind gusts from multiple directions fanned flames, said blm fire mitigation specialist chris barth, a spokesman for the colorado






thousands flee wildfires burning in the us and canada


oroville, calif. — wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western u.s. and canada, destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily trapping children and counselors at a california campground.here's a look at the wildfires blackening the west.californiatwo major wildfires in california have sent nearly 8,000 people fleeing to safety.about 4,000 people evacuated and another 7,400 were told to prepare to leave their homes as fire swept through grassy foothills in the sierra nevada, about 60 miles north of sacramento, the california department of forestry and fire protection said sunday.the fire burned nearly 8 square miles (20 sq. kilometers), destroyed at least 10 structures and damaged critical infrastructure, leading governor jerry brown to declar






b.c. wildfires burning out of control; province-wide state of emergency declared


138 new wildfires sprang up on friday alone, consuming dozens of buildings






eden prairie museum showcases aviation history year-round


the smell of oil filled the air in the brightly lit airplane hangar crammed with history.from a 1940s jeep to a p-51 d mustang — one of only six in the world to return home from world war ii combat in europe — the restored relics are unquestionably the main attractions at a new aviation museum in eden prairie.although air museums are closing elsewhere, the nonprofit wings of the north bucked the trend and opened a museum just over a year ago after nearly two decades of organizing the annual airexpo aviation show in eden prairie. it now showcases history year-round.“that’s what we’re all about, telling the history,” director bob jasperson said. “we don’t want this history to be lost.”the wings of the north museum, which will mark its second year this summer, is housed in an office building