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June 26, 2022, 11:46 PM

Scorching heat fuels wildfires

The fires include one in Carlsbad, California, as well as the Dempsey fire in northern Texas.
June 26, 2022, 11:46 PM
Scorching heat fuels wildfires
June 21, 2022, 10:49 PM

Massive New Mexico blaze blamed on miscalculations, errors

U.S. Forest Service employees made multiple miscalculations, used inaccurate models and underestimated how dry conditions were, causing a planned burn to reduce the threat of wildfires to turn into the largest blaze in New Mexico's recorded history
June 21, 2022, 10:49 PM
Miscalculations, errors blamed for massive New Mexico blaze
June 21, 2022, 4:22 PM

Southern New Jersey wildfire continues to rage

The fire has burned at least 12,000 acres and has forced the closure of nearby trails, roads and campgrounds.
June 21, 2022, 4:22 PM
Southern New Jersey wildfire continues to rage
June 21, 2022, 3:32 PM

New Jersey wildfire breaks state records

State officials no longer believe the wildfire began from natural causes.
June 21, 2022, 3:32 PM
New Jersey wildfire breaks state records
June 20, 2022, 9:02 PM

Arizona fires sweep land rich with ancient sites, artifacts

Wildfires in northern Arizona are crossing land rich with signs of human existence through centuries
June 20, 2022, 9:02 PM
Arizona wildfires sweep land rich with signs of ancient life
June 20, 2022, 8:06 PM

Thousands of acres burned in southern New Jersey wildfire

Three county volunteer fire departments have responded to the wildfire that has burned over 7,200 acres as of Monday morning.
June 20, 2022, 8:06 PM
Thousands of acres burned in southern New Jersey wildfire
June 19, 2022, 12:12 PM

Firefighters in Spain battle blazes amid unusual heat wave

Firefighters in Spain are struggling to contain wildfires in several parts of the country as it suffers an unusual heat wave for this time of the year
June 19, 2022, 12:12 PM
Firefighters in Spain battle wildfires across the country
June 18, 2022, 9:22 PM

4 buildings at observatory in Arizona lost in wildfire

Early indications are other buildings on the property don't appear damaged.
June 18, 2022, 9:22 PM
June 15, 2022, 4:57 AM

Firefighters battle 2 wildfires near Arizona city

Two wildfires are threatening communities near Flagstaff, Arizona, as the fire danger remains high due to dry, hot conditions.
June 15, 2022, 4:57 AM
Firefighters battle 2 wildfires near Arizona city
June 14, 2022, 11:27 PM

Firefighters battle 2 growing wildfires near Flagstaff, Arizona

The Pipeline and Hayfire fires are burning near Flagstaff, Arizona.
June 14, 2022, 11:27 PM
Firefighters battle 2 growing wildfires near Arizona city
June 14, 2022, 1:39 AM

Western wildfires force evacuations in Arizona, California

Wildfires burning throughout the American West are forcing evacuations as crews deal with more hot, windy and dry conditions
June 14, 2022, 1:39 AM
Western wildfires force evacuations in Arizona, California
June 13, 2022, 8:36 AM

Flagstaff wildfire forces evacuations, steadily grows

Authorities say firefighters are responding to a wildfire about six miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona, that has forced evacuations
June 13, 2022, 8:36 AM
June 11, 2022, 12:49 AM

New Mexico residents sue for information on massive wildfire

New Mexico residents are suing the U.S. Forest Service for information on a massive wildfire that's been burning in the state since late April
June 11, 2022, 12:49 AM
New Mexico residents sue for information on massive wildfire
June 8, 2022, 3:34 AM

Damage estimates climb from massive New Mexico wildfire

New Mexico’s governor says the destruction caused by the largest wildfire burning in the U.S. has been devastating for thousands of residents and their lives have been forever disrupted and altered
June 8, 2022, 3:34 AM
June 7, 2022, 6:41 PM

California brush fire leaves 50 acres of scorched land

The fire has left one victim injured and their condition is not yet known.
June 7, 2022, 6:41 PM
California brush fire leaves 50 acres of scorched land
June 7, 2022, 6:15 PM

Wildfire erupts near LA as record-breaking heat scorches Southwest

The brush fire comes among continuing extreme heat in Southern California.
June 7, 2022, 6:15 PM
Wildfire erupts near LA as record-breaking heat scorches Southwest
1 month ago

Crews make gains against New Mexico wildfire, largest in US

The nearly 8-week-old fire was half-surrounded by containment lines.
1 month ago
1 month ago

New Mexico wildfire scar burn has forest officials worried

Forest officials worry about future flash floods, landslides and destructive ash
1 month ago
1 month ago

Heat fuels critical fire danger from California to Texas

Sam Champion has the latest on record heat hitting the country.
1 month ago
Heat fuels critical fire danger from California to Texas
1 month ago

Northern California at risk for rapid fire spread

Critical fire weather conditions are expected on Thursday and Friday due to gusty winds and dry conditions.
1 month ago
Northern California at risk for rapid fire spread
1 month ago

2 national forests in New Mexico now closed to public due to extreme fire danger

Two national forests in New Mexico are fully closed to the public due to extreme fire danger.
1 month ago
2 national forests in New Mexico now closed to public due to extreme fire danger
1 month ago

New Mexico battling historic blaze as Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon fire 26% contained

The Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon fire has grown to over 299 acres.
1 month ago
New Mexico battling historic blaze as Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon fire 26% contained
1 month ago

Rain brings relief to massive, record-wildfire in New Mexico

Lightning has sparked a few new small fires in the drought-stricken Southwest
1 month ago
New Mexico marks record with massive wildfire
1 month ago

Low winds may help crews control huge New Mexico wildfire

Crews fighting the second-largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history are trying to take advantage of several days of mild winds to gain control over a fire that had charred more than 450 square miles by Sunday
1 month ago
Low winds may help crews control huge New Mexico wildfire
1 month ago

New Mexico governor seeks more US aid for wildfire response

One wildfire in northern New Mexico is the second-largest in state history.
1 month ago
2 months ago

Southern California brush fire that destroyed dozens of homes grows to 200 acres

Extremely dry brush and gusty winds allowed the fire to spread so quickly.
2 months ago
Brush fire that destroyed dozens of homes grows to 200 acres
2 months ago

California wildfires burn through coastal neighborhood

At least 20 homes have been destroyed in a string of California wildfires.
2 months ago
California wildfires burn through coastal neighborhood
2 months ago

'Like an inferno:' US West burning at furious pace so far

More people in northern New Mexico are being warned they might have to flee.
2 months ago
New Mexico wildfire grows; California fire destroys mansions
2 months ago

Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse discusses gun violence and western wildfires

Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse talks alarming rise in gun homicides, wildfires and more.
2 months ago
Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse discusses gun violence and western wildfires
2 months ago

Coastal Fire threatens California homes

The wildfire had grown to 200 acres as of Thursday morning.
2 months ago
Coastal Fire threatens California homes
2 months ago

Wildfire in Southern California grows to 200 acres

The Coastal Fire has burned down at least 20 homes in Laguna Niguel, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.
2 months ago
Wildfire in Southern California grows to 200 acres
2 months ago

Wildfire prompts evacuations in Southern California

ABC News' Matt Gutman reports as a fast-moving brush fire destroys over 200 acres near Orange County.
2 months ago
Wildfire prompts evacuations in Southern California
2 months ago

Coastal Fire prompts evacuations, several homes ablaze in Southern California

At least 20 homes were destroyed in Laguna Niguel and the fire had reached approximately 200 acres, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.
2 months ago
Several homes ablaze in Southern California as Coastal Fire prompts evacuations
2 months ago

Massive New Mexico wildfire grows, but Taos safe for now

More people in northern New Mexico are being warned they might have to flee as the largest wildfire burning in the United States heads toward mountain resort towns
2 months ago
New Mexico wildfire advances in Rocky Mountains foothills
2 months ago

New Mexico fire costs top $65M; blaze moves closer to Taos

Thousands of people have had to flee the flames.
2 months ago
Wind is wild card in fires burning in New Mexico, Arizona
2 months ago

Temperatures soar 20 degrees above normal as wildfires burn in Southwest

Red flag warnings continue across six states in the Southwest, from Nevada to Oklahoma.
2 months ago
Temperatures soar 20 degrees above normal as wildfires burn in Southwest
2 months ago

Wildfire emergency in the Southwest

More than a dozen large fires are burning in the Southwest and the Cerro Pelado Fire in New Mexico has burned across 41,000 acres.
2 months ago
Wildfire emergency in the Southwest
2 months ago

Extreme fire danger across southwest

Wildfires continue to burn in New Mexico as strong winds pick up amid an urgent heat warning.
2 months ago
Extreme fire danger across southwest
2 months ago

Strong, swirling winds complicate New Mexico wildfire fight

Fast winds are complicating the fight against fires burning across northeast New Mexico
2 months ago
New Mexico residents brace for extreme wildfire conditions
2 months ago

Fire danger intensifies in Southeast

In Northern New Mexico, more than 176,000 acres have already burned.
2 months ago
Fire danger intensifies in Southeast
2 months ago

Smoke plume rises above Santa Fe forest fire

The United States Forest Service shared footage of smoke plumes and other fire activity taken from Highway 283 in New Mexico.
2 months ago
Smoke plume rises above Santa Fe forest fire
2 months ago

Wildfires growing in southwest

Officials warn New Mexico wildfires could worsen with impending historic winds heading their way. Close to 20 million Americans are under red-flag warnings this weekend.
2 months ago
Wildfires growing in southwest
2 months ago

New Mexico residents brace for extreme wildfire conditions

Residents of a northern New Mexico city tried to recapture a sense of normalcy as their rural neighbors hunkered down amid predictions of extreme fire conditions
2 months ago
Unprecedented gusts expected to fan wildfires in New Mexico
2 months ago

Fire danger increases in the Southwest

Millions are on alert as high winds and dry conditions could lead to major wildfires.
2 months ago
Fire danger increases in the Southwest
2 months ago

President declares disaster in New Mexico wildfire zone

Firefighters have slowed the advance of the largest wildfire in the U.S. in New Mexico as heavy winds relented
2 months ago
2 months ago

Wildfire engulfs nearly 145,000 acres of New Mexico landscape

Evacuations have been ordered for those close to the Calf Canyon and Hermit’s Peak fires.
2 months ago
Wildfire engulfs nearly 145,000 acres of New Mexico landscape
2 months ago

As wildfire closes in, New Mexico residents prepare to flee

Wind-whipped flames are marching across more of New Mexico’s tinder-dry mountainsides, forcing the evacuation of area residents and dozens of patients from the state's psychiatric hospital as firefighters scramble to keep new wildfires from growing
2 months ago
2 months ago

Wildfires pose huge threat in New Mexico

The Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire has burned at least 120,000 acres.
2 months ago
Wildfires pose huge threat in New Mexico
2 months ago

New Mexico wildfire threatens multiple cities as critical fire risk continues

Wildfires are continuing to scorch through the Western U.S., fueled by high winds, low humidity and arid landscapes.
2 months ago
Wildfire threatens multiple cities as critical fire risk continues
2 months ago

New evacuation orders issued in New Mexico due to massive wildfire

The Calf Canyon and Hermit's Peak fires spread over 30,000 acres in 24 hours, according to state fire officials.
2 months ago
New evacuation orders issued in New Mexico due to massive wildfire