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June 6, 2024 at 6:15 AM

4 firefighters injured battling 60-acre wildfire in Napa County, Cal Fire says

Firefighters had been dispatch to the blaze on the east side of Napa County at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Cal Fire Division Chief Mike Wink said.
June 6, 2024 at 6:15 AM
A firefighter with Cal Fire battles the Crystal Fire in Napa County in a screengrab from a video released on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.
June 4, 2024 at 12:57 AM

2 firefighters injured after battling wildfire near San Francisco

A massive wildfire in San Joaquin County has burned 14 thousand acres of mostly dry grassland about 50 miles east of the Bay area, with 100 homes evacuated over the weekend, officials said.
June 4, 2024 at 12:57 AM
VIDEO: Theodore wildfire
June 3, 2024 at 7:36 PM

1st major California wildfire of the year is 75% contained after burning 14,000 acres

The fire is burning in San Joaquin County, close to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which is about 50 miles outside San Francisco.
June 3, 2024 at 7:36 PM
In this image from an AlertCalifornia/UC San Diego monitoring camera, smoke rises from the Corral Fire near the city of Tracy, Calif., Saturday, June 1, 2024.
June 3, 2024 at 4:07 PM

Massive wildfire spreads to 14K acres, mandatory evacuations in California

The Corral Fire in San Joaquin County has scorched more than 14,000 acres in Northern California. Many residents were forced to evacuate over the weekend.
June 3, 2024 at 4:07 PM
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June 3, 2024 at 3:01 PM

Major Northern California heat wave affecting firefighting efforts

A massive wildfire has scorched more than 14,000 acres in San Joaquin County.
June 3, 2024 at 3:01 PM
VIDEO: Major Northern California heat wave affecting firefighting efforts
June 3, 2024 at 2:04 PM

California wildfires force evacuations

Wildfires that started near the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, about 50 miles east of San Francisco, are finally starting to subside.
June 3, 2024 at 2:04 PM
VIDEO: California wildfires force evacuations
June 3, 2024 at 11:23 AM

Fast-moving wildfire burning East of San Francisco

The first major fire of the year started Saturday afternoon in San Joaquin County in California. Families in about 100 homes in the area have been forced to evacuate.
June 3, 2024 at 11:23 AM
VIDEO: Fast-moving wildfire burning East of San Francisco
June 3, 2024 at 3:58 AM

California firefighters battle wind-driven wildfire east of San Francisco

California firefighters gained significant ground Sunday on a wind-driven wildfire that has scorched thousands of acres 60 miles (97 kilometers) east of San Francisco
June 3, 2024 at 3:58 AM
The driver of a bus tried to cut across the median to evacuate the Corral Fire on Interstate 580, west of Tracy, Caif., Saturday, June 1, 2024, but got stuck as a spot fire torched the back of the vehicle. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, says gusty winds were fueling the Corral Fire that began Saturday afternoon and continued early Sunday morning near the city of Tracy, 60 miles east of San Francisco. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
June 2, 2024 at 2:15 PM

More than 12,000 acres burned by wildfire in California

California’s peak wildfire season is starting off strong as more than 12,000 acres burn with homes in threat. Plus, the Western heat wave bringing the highest temperatures of the year so far.
June 2, 2024 at 2:15 PM
VIDEO: More than 11,000 acres burned by wildfire in California
1 month ago

Maui students visit another community that emerged from tragedy

A group of students whose community was devastated by the Maui wildfires were given that chance through the Tomodachi Initiative to get inspired by another community that emerged from tragedy.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Maui students visit another community that emerged from tragedy
1 month ago

Canadian wildfire smoke could again impact US, experts said

With wildfires burning across Canada, meteorologists said conditions are stacking up for a replay of last year's fire season when skies over New York City turned orange.
1 month ago
Smoke rises from mutual aid wildfire GCU007 in the Grande Prairie Forest Area near TeePee Creek, Alberta, Canada, May 10, 2024.
1 month ago

How to make an at-home wildfire smoke air filtration system

As the threat of an active wildfire season looms, there are steps individuals can take to mitigate the effects of wildfire smoke in their homes.
1 month ago
This aerial handout picture courtesy of the Alberta Wildfire Service shows smoke from wildfires burning in the Grande prairie forest area in Alberta, Canada, May 10, 2024.
1 month ago

140 wildfires from Canada reaches US, Minnesota in red category

Wildfires in Canada have spread smoke to the US, leading Minnesota to issue its first air quality alert of 2024.
1 month ago
VIDEO: 140 wildfires from Canada reaches US, Minnesota in red category
1 month ago

Canadian wildfire smoke prompts air quality alert in Midwest US

In the U.S., wildfire smoke has reached states from Montana to Wisconsin but was especially heavy in Minnesota on Sunday.
1 month ago
An image taken through a window shows smoke rising from mutual aid wildfire HTZ001 in the High Level Forest Area, which originated from the Northwest Territories in 2023 but flared due to strong winds, near Indian Cabins, Alberta, Canada May 10, 2024. (Handout via Reuters)
1 month ago

Fires in Western Canada burn out of control

States in the upper Midwest can expect to see hazy skies fueled by more than 140 wildfires currently raging in Canada.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Fires in Western Canada burn out of control
1 month ago

Canadian wildfires force thousands to evacuate

Dozens of wildfires burning in Alberta and British Columbia are impacting air quality in North Dakota, Minnesota and other U.S. states.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Canadian wildfires force thousands to evacuate
1 month ago

With suicides rising in Hawaii, organizations try to help locals mental health

Although suicide rates may not be increasing in Maui, there seems to be a rise in mental health concerns.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Maui 808: New beginnings in the New Year
1 month ago

Maui fires cause major housing crisis

Nine months since the devastating wildfires, construction permits are still stalled leaving many families without a home.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Maui fires cause major housing crisis
2 months ago

Hawaii AG report details timeline, factors that contributed to deadly Maui wildfires

Hawaii Attorney General Anne Lopez released the first set of findings from an investigation into the Lahaina, Maui wildfires in 2023.
2 months ago
Burned houses and buildings are pictured in the aftermath of a wildfire, is seen in Lahaina, western Maui, Hawaii August 12, 2023.
2 months ago

Maui students find hope after wildfires through Hawaii-Japan exchange program

Students from Hawaii who were impacted by the Maui wildfires traveled to Japan to learn from the community there how residents recovered from their own disaster.
2 months ago
11 students affected by the Lahaina wildfires in Maui visit Higashimatsushima, Miyagi, to witness its recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011.
2 months ago

Culture exchange program gives hope to students affected by the wildfires in Hawaii

Eleven students affected by the Lahaina wildfires on Maui visited Higashimatsushima, Miyagi, to witness its recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011.
2 months ago
VIDEO:  Culture exchange program gives hope to 11 students affected by the wildfires in Hawaii
3 months ago

Maui officials slow to hand over documents in deadly fire investigation, AG says

Seven months after wildfires ripped through Maui, investigators are finalizing a comprehensive report that is now set to be released on April 17, 2024.
3 months ago
Homes consumed in wildfires are seen in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
3 months ago

The women powering Maui’s recovery

During those seven months of recovery after the devastating wildfires in Maui, a group of women came together to protect the land and empower the community.
3 months ago
VIDEO: The women powering Maui’s recovery
3 months ago

Maui's wahine take charge to help land and residents recover after wildfires

Nearly seven months after wildfires destroyed most of Maui, some of the island's longtime women residents are taking charge to ensure a better tomorrow.
3 months ago
Ka'io Martin, Carolyn Auweloa, and Autumn Ness spoke with ABC News.
3 months ago

Maui 808: The women powering Maui’s recovery

ABC News’ Jaclyn Lee meets with the women who are helping Maui navigate some of its biggest issues following the August fires, including protecting its environment and resolving its housing crisis.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Maui 808: The women powering Maui’s recovery
3 months ago

Power lines have had a role in Texas wildfires

Power lines ignited massive wildfires across the Texas Panhandle that destroyed homes and killed thousands of livestock, officials said.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Power lines have had a role in Texas wildfires
3 months ago

Texas wildfire continues to grow

The Smokehouse Creek fire has now destroyed over 1.1 million acres of land in the Texas Panhandle.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Texas wildfire continues to grow
3 months ago

Smokehouse Creek wildfire rages on in Texas

A woman is suing Xcel Energy and two other utilities, saying "a wooden pole defendants failed to properly inspect … snapped off at its base" and “powered utility lines hit the ground, igniting a fire."
3 months ago
VIDEO: Smokehouse Creek wildfire rages on in Texas
3 months ago

Wildfires continue to ravage Texas Panhandle

A woman has sued a Texas power company claiming one of it's power poles ignited the largest wildfire in state history.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Wildfires continue to ravage Texas Panhandle
3 months ago

Texas teens answer firehouse's call to help put out wildfires

As the deadly wildfires in the Texas panhandle continue to spread, a group of teen boys said they didn't hesitate to answer the call from their firehouse.
3 months ago
Nathan Slater and Gage Hardman, junior volunteer firefighters with the Hoover Volunteer Fire Department in Pampa Texas, pose for a selfie while on duty fighting a wildfire on Feb. 26, 2024.
3 months ago

Texas wildfire becomes largest in state's history

Gov. Greg Abbot says as many as 500 structures have already been destroyed as firefighters battle to contain the flames in Smokehouse creek.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Texas wildfire becomes largest in state's history
3 months ago

Deadly wildfire grows into largest in state history: 'Utter devastation'

Several large wildfires continue to tear through the Texas Panhandle, including one that has grown into the largest blaze in state history.
3 months ago
This handout picture courtesy of the Flower Mound Fire Department taken on Feb. 28, 2024, shows a firefighter battling the Smokehouse Creek Fire, near Amarillo, in the Texas Panhandle.
3 months ago

Deadly wildfires blaze through Texas

The fires have torn through more than 1 million acres in the state, with only 3% of the wildfire contained.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Deadly wildfires blaze through Texas
3 months ago

Texas wildfire now the largest in state history

The Smokehouse Creek Fire has burned more than one million acres and claimed the life of an 83-year-old grandmother.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Texas wildfire now the largest in state history
3 months ago

Wildfires devastate Texas Panhandle

Local officials confirmed one woman has died in Stinnett as vicious wildfires moved through the panhandle, scorching nearly 1 million acres.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Wildfires devastate Texas Panhandle
4 months ago

Wildfires destroy dozens of homes in Texas Panhandle

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made a disaster declaration for 60 counties as firefighters battle multiple wildfires.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Wildfires destroy dozens of homes in Texas Panhandle
4 months ago

Disaster declaration issued as state battles 'devastating' wildfires

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a disaster declaration for 60 counties on Tuesday due to "widespread wildfire activity throughout the state."
4 months ago
Wildland Team members depart to operate amid the spread of fire in this picture obtained by Reuters on Feb. 27, 2024.
4 months ago

Evacuations and shelter-in-place orders issued as Texas battles wildfires

Gov. Greg Abbott declared a disaster declaration on Tuesday as the wildfires burn out of control in the Texas Panhandle, fueled by high winds and unseasonably warm temperatures.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Evacuations and shelter-in-place orders issued as Texas battles wildfires
4 months ago

Wildfire emergency in Texas panhandle fueled by wind

Firefighters are battling four major fires, while mandatory evacuations are in effect in some areas.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Wildfire emergency in Texas panhandle fueled by wind
4 months ago

Wildfire smoke to worsen, putting 125 million at risk in US, study shows

A study forecasts air quality in 2054 will revert back to 2004 levels
4 months ago
A study forecasts air quality in 2054 will revert back to 2004 levels
4 months ago

Wildfire smoke to worsen across US, putting 125 million at risk: Study

First Street Foundation, a non-profit research and technology group that works to define America's climate risk, shared its "Atrocious Air" study on Monday.
4 months ago
In this June 7, 2023, file photo, a view of a hazy New York is shown during a period of bad air quality as smoke of Canadian wildfires brought in by wind.
4 months ago

New report reveals new details in police's response to Maui wildfires

Investigators said they are learning more about what happened when police were called to respond during the deadly blaze.
4 months ago
VIDEO:  New report reveals new details in police's response to Maui wildfires
4 months ago

A look at Maui 6 months after the fires

The Maui Police Department released an after-action report detailing its response to the Maui wildfires amid public criticism of its actions that day. ABC News’ Mola Lenghi reports.
4 months ago
VIDEO: A look at Maui 6 months after the fires
4 months ago

Maui police release findings of probe into response to deadly wildfires

The Maui Police Department released its after-action investigation report on Monday.
4 months ago
Aftermath of the wildfires in the Maui neighborhood of Lahaina last August.
4 months ago

Deadly wildfires burn across Chile

Officials say the fast-moving fires have killed at least 99 people.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Deadly wildfires burn across Chile
4 months ago

Chile declares state of emergency from wildfires

Chile declared a state of emergency Sunday morning after devastating fires ravaged a densely populated area of the country, killing at least 51 people.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Chile declares state of emergency from wildfires
4 months ago

At least 19 dead as nearly 100 wildfires burn in Chile

Plus, a dog rescued from a shipping container at the Port of Houston is looking for her forever home.
4 months ago
VIDEO: At least 19 dead as nearly 100 wildfires burn in Chile
5 months ago

Maui 808: New beginnings in the New Year

ABC News’ Melissa Adan reports on ways Lahaina residents who lost their homes in the Maui fires are working to move forward into the new year, as well as those who are still facing issues doing so.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Maui 808: New beginnings in the New Year
5 months ago

Families move away as hurdles for rebuilding in Maui continue

ABC News’ Melissa Adan talks to families who left Maui after last year’s deadly wildfires and some of the hurdles to getting insurance money for victims.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Families move away as hurdles for rebuilding in Maui continue
5 months ago

New beginnings following Maui wildfires

ABC News’ Melissa Adan reports on ongoing insurance claims and speaks with a family that decided to move thousands of miles away from the devastation.
5 months ago
VIDEO: New beginnings following Maui wildfires