Raging fires in California creating havoc for the state

From last until today the Carr fire has consumed 12,000 more acres for a total of 110,154 acres and is 27% contained. The number of residences destroyed overnight rose by 161, commercial buildings by 1, and outbuildings by ...

Wildfires spark evacuations in northern California

Californian authorities have issued red flag weather warnings and mandatory evacuation orders after a series of wildfires fanned by high winds and hot temperatures ripped through thousands of acres.

California still under the throes of wildfire woes

Northern parts of California especially around the Napa and Somona Valley areas are still having major wildfire issues that continue to be exacerbated by weather conditions. Other areas of California are also in danger, ...

Image: High winds, hot weather continue to fan California fires

Wispy cirrus clouds obscure some of the fire and smoke from the wildfires that have consumed large portions of northern California around the wine country in this latest NASA satellite image. The acreage that the most dominant ...

Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico

The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year's recovery from historically low numbers, according to a study by government and independent experts released Thursday.

Loma Fire in California Grows

The Loma Fire in California which broke out on Monday, September 26, 2016 has now grown to 2,865 acres and is 20% contained.  There is good news to be had at present.  Evacuations were lifted Wednesday afternoon for all ...

Image: Gap Fire in California slows growth

The Gap Fire continues to burn on the Klamath National Forest in northern California. As of early the morning of September 09, the fire is 31,664 acres and 85% contained. Containment lines set up by firefighters continue ...

Image: Pioneer Fire in Idaho heading toward Deadwood Reservoir

The Pioneer Fire in Idaho has grown to 181,574 acres and is 56% contained with the containment area being mostly in the southern part of the fire.  Most of the suppression is being focused on the northwest side of the fire, ...

Image: Gap Fire continues in California

The Gap Fire, burning on the Klamath National Forest grounds, is 29,759 acres in size and is 65% contained.  The fire, which began on August 27, 2016 under circumstances still under investigation, has finally lifted all ...

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