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October 24, 2021, 2:33 AM

Fierce winds cause California wildfire

Matt Gutman reports on the Alisa Fire, which grew massively in size overnight, forced evacuations and shut down a major highway.
October 24, 2021, 2:33 AM
Fierce winds cause California wildfire
October 23, 2021, 10:00 PM

After California wildfire, thousands of trees to be removed

The highway leading to the world’s two largest sequoia trees will stay closed.
October 23, 2021, 10:00 PM
October 23, 2021, 9:06 PM

Alisal Fire burns more than 14,000 acres in California

The fire closed the 101 freeway in Santa Barbara County, one of California’s most important roadways.
October 23, 2021, 9:06 PM
Alisal Fire burns more than 14,000 acres in California
October 23, 2021, 6:23 PM

PG&E using wildfire-prevention power shutdowns

The preventative shutdown is impacting thousands in California as high winds bring deadlier blazes.
October 23, 2021, 6:23 PM
PG&E using wildfire-prevention power shutdowns
October 23, 2021, 6:23 PM

Freeway closed and evacuations ordered as Alisal fire rapidly grows

The fire that was first reported Monday afternoon has grown to 6,000 acres.
October 23, 2021, 6:23 PM
Freeway closed and evacuations ordered as Alisal fire rapidly grows
October 17, 2021, 11:35 PM

Fire crews make big gains against Southern California blaze

Officials say fire crews made significant progress overnight against a wildfire burning for nearly a week in Southern California coastal mountains
October 17, 2021, 11:35 PM
October 14, 2021, 12:32 AM

Wildfire rages in Southern California coastal mountains

A historic drought tied to climate change is making wildfires harder to fight.
October 14, 2021, 12:32 AM
October 13, 2021, 9:58 PM

Alisal Fire in California shuts down Highway 101, prompts evacuations in Santa Barbara County

The Alisal Fire in Southern California has already exploded to about 6,000 acres.
October 13, 2021, 9:58 PM
Fire shuts down major highway, prompts evacuations
October 13, 2021, 3:28 PM

California wildfire grows overnight

Ginger Zee has the latest developments on the fast-moving Alisal Fire, which has grown approximately 10,000 acres in 24 hours.
October 13, 2021, 3:28 PM
California wildfire grows overnight
October 13, 2021, 3:45 AM

Southern California fire shuts highway, forces evacuations

Blustery winds are still surging through California, fanning wildfires.
October 13, 2021, 3:45 AM
October 11, 2021, 7:42 PM

PG&E's preemptive wildfire-prevention power shutdowns impact thousands in California

Pacific Gas & Electric warned thousands of California customers that their power may be shut off to help prevent wildfires due to severe wind and drought conditions.
October 11, 2021, 7:42 PM
Thousands impacted by preemptive power shutdowns
October 8, 2021, 5:43 AM

California fires may have killed hundreds of giant sequoias

Authorities say Northern California wildfires may have killed hundreds of giant sequoias, although it may take months to fully assess the damage
October 8, 2021, 5:43 AM
October 6, 2021, 3:19 PM

Goats used to help prevent wildfires

A crew of Old Irish Goats and their herder are being deployed as part of a bid to curb wildfires in a wild area of Dublin, Ireland.
October 6, 2021, 3:19 PM
Goats used to help prevent wildfires
October 6, 2021, 4:10 AM

Fire retardant could be 'game-changer' in fighting wildfires

U.S. officials have approved a long-lasting fire retardant that could significantly aid in fighting increasingly destructive wildfires
October 6, 2021, 4:10 AM
1 month ago

Raging wildfires and 'burn scars' threaten the West's drinking water

Wildfires and their lasting effects are becoming a way of life in the West.
1 month ago
Raging wildfires and 'burn scars' threaten the West's drinking water
1 month ago

Progress made on California fire that displaced thousands

Fire destroyed more than 100 buildings near Shasta Lake in Northern California.
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Teams check destruction from Northern California forest fire

A forest fire has displaced thousands of residents in Northern California.
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PG&E charged in California wildfire last year that killed 4

PG&E also remains on criminal probation for a 2010 pipeline explosion.
1 month ago
Gas and electric company charged in California wildfire that killed 4
1 month ago

Suspected arson wildfire forces evacuations in California

Thousands of people are under evacuation orders as a wildfire suspected of being started by arson rages in Northern California
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Firefighters hope cooling temps help battle California blaze

Firefighters hope shifting winds and cooling temperatures over the next few days will aid their efforts to battle a destructive wildfire in a drought-stricken forest in California’s far north
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Firefighters fight to save historic sequoias

Thousands of firefighters are battling the KNP Complex Fire in Sequoia National Park to help save the park’s famed Giant Forest.
1 month ago
Firefighters fight to save historic sequoias
1 month ago

Flames from Fawn Fire shut down California highway

Smoke and flames swirl dangerously close to a road in California as the Fawn Fire spreads. The blaze has exploded to 5,800 acres and is only 10% contained.
1 month ago
Flames from Fawn Fire shut down California highway
1 month ago

Wildfire emergency forces new evacuations in the West

Multiple homes near Redding, California, have been destroyed in the Fawn Fire. A woman was arrested on Friday and charged with arson.
1 month ago
Wildfire emergency forces new evacuations in the West
1 month ago

Woman arrested on suspicion of starting California blaze

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of starting a Northern California wildfire that spread rapidly, burning homes and prompting evacuation orders in a rural community
1 month ago
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Wildfire victims left with nothing get hope from donated RVs

A man and his daughter are bringing donated motorhomes to people who have lost everything in wildfires in the American West
1 month ago
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Windy Fire timelapse footage

The fire painted the night sky red as seen at the Sequoia National Forest in California.
1 month ago
Windy Fire timelapse footage
1 month ago

Time-lapse shows fire growing in size

The KNP Complex Fire is rapidly growing as it threatens homes and giant sequoia trees in California.
1 month ago
Time-lapse shows fire growing in size
1 month ago

More evacuations ordered in California as wildfires threaten giant sequoia trees

Wildfires swirling around California's giant sequoia trees are prompting more evacuations as they spread toward communities surrounding the forests.
1 month ago
More evacuations ordered in California as wildfires threaten giant sequoia trees
1 month ago

California wildfires make run toward giant sequoia groves

Two lightning-sparked wildfires in California merged and made a run to the edge of a grove of ancient sequoias, driving away firefighters as they try to protect the world’s tallest tree
1 month ago
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By the Numbers: Sequoia trees wrapped in blankets as wildfire approaches

Firefighters use fire-resistant blankets at California's famous Sequoia National Park to keep some of the world's largest trees safe from threatening wildfires.
1 month ago
By the Numbers: Sequoia trees wrapped in blankets as wildfire approaches
1 month ago

Giant sequoias wrapped in protective foil as multiple wildfires threaten ancient trees

Crews are working to protect California's famed groves of giant sequoias, as multiple fires continue to burn unabated.
1 month ago
Giant sequoias wrapped in protective foil as multiple fires threaten ancient trees
1 month ago

Lake Tahoe residents give emotional thanks to firefighters who saved their homes

South Lake Tahoe locals gathered to cheer on the firefighters who saved their city and successfully contained 71 percent of the monstrous Caldor Fire.
1 month ago
Lake Tahoe residents give emotional thanks to firefighters who saved their homes
1 month ago

California wildfires threaten famous giant sequoia trees

Elsewhere, two California fires that have caused extensive destruction.
1 month ago
National park's giant trees at risk as wildfires grow
1 month ago

Future of Lake Tahoe clarity in question as wildfires worsen

With a wildfire no longer threatening Lake Tahoe, residents, tourists and scientists drawn to its clean alpine air, clear blue waters and fragrant pine trees now wonder about the long-term effects that remain
1 month ago
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Bucket cam captures water dump over California wildfire

The Nevada National Guard captured video filmed from a unique perspective: inside the bucket that it used to dump water on the Caldor Fire in California.
1 month ago
Bucket cam captures water dump over California wildfire
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Fires shut Sequoia National Park, could threaten huge trees

Sequoia National Park has been shut down and its namesake gigantic trees could be in danger as forest fires burn in steep terrain across California’s Sierra Nevada
1 month ago
Fires shutdown national park, could threaten huge trees
1 month ago

Locals cheer on firefighters battling Lake Tahoe-area blaze

Lake Tahoe-area residents lined the streets to cheer for firefighters and first responders who have been battling the massive Caldor Fire.
1 month ago
Locals cheer on firefighters battling Lake Tahoe-area blaze
1 month ago

Crews in southern Spain face 'complex' wildfire for 5th day

Firefighting crews near southern Spain's Costa del Sol were hoping much-needed rainfall to help them extinguish a major wildfire that has ravaged 7,700 hectares (19,000 acres) in five days and forced 2,600 to evacuate
1 month ago
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Firefighters advance on blaze that shut California highway

Authorities have reopened nearly all lanes of a major Southern California highway as firefighters made progress on a wildfire that jumped across the road
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2 months ago

Hot, dry air, possible lightning raise California fire worry

California's interior is hot and dry and the forecast calls for a risk of fire-starting dry lightning as thousands of firefighters already have their hands full with wildland blazes
2 months ago
Hot, dry air, possible lightning raise California fire worry
2 months ago

Worsening California blazes prompt new calls for innovations to fight fires smarter

The ongoing Dixie Fire has become the second-largest in the state's history.
2 months ago
Worsening wildfires spark new reckoning on firefighter tech
2 months ago

Official: Wildfire near Lake Tahoe largely kept from towns

A huge California wildfire near the Lake Tahoe resort region is about half contained
2 months ago
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Lake Tahoe residents relieved homes spared from wildfire

People who fled South Lake Tahoe under threat of a wildfire have been trickling back home, but many shops remained dark Monday and the resort town's normally bustling streets remained quiet
2 months ago
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At least 80 wildfires rage in the West

ABC News’ Ginger Zee has the latest on the wildfires burning in California, prompting new evacuations.
2 months ago
At least 80 wildfires rage in the West
2 months ago

South Lake Tahoe residents can return as fire threat eases

Tens of thousands of people forced to flee South Lake Tahoe because of a California wildfire could begin to return to their homes
2 months ago
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Wildfires, smoke snuff out outdoor adventures across US

Wildfires burning in the U.S. this summer have upended plans for countless outdoor adventures
2 months ago
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Lake Tahoe evacuees hope to return home as wildfire slows

Residents hope for a chance to return home as firefighters make progress.
2 months ago
Lake Tahoe evacuees watching weekend with hope as fire slows
2 months ago

Huge wildfire near Lake Tahoe slows as weather improves

Officials say better weather has slow the growth of the huge California wildfire that has been threatening the Lake Tahoe resort region
2 months ago
2 months ago

First flames, then fees: Tahoe evacuees report price gouging

There are differences between price-gouging laws in Nevada and California.
2 months ago
First flames, then fees: Tahoe evacuees report price-gouging
2 months ago

Lake Tahoe resort city OK for now, wildfire fight not over

Better weather is helping in the battle against a huge California wildfire threatening communities around Lake Tahoe, a place known the world over as a recreational paradise
2 months ago