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Elevated fire threat from California to Colorado

Red flag warnings have been issued across several western states, with high heat and dry wind gusts up to 30 mph threatening to fuel new fires and intensify existing ones.
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Elevated fire threat from California to Colorado
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California braces for power shutoffs and warm, windy weekend

Growers are wary of leaving the plants vulnerable to flames or thieves.
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Many marijuana-growers refuse to abandon crops as area threatened by Calif. wildfire
September 25, 2020, 5:01 PM

Drone footage captures wildfires sweeping across central Argentina

The fires are burning out of control in the hills and rural areas in the province of Cordoba.
September 25, 2020, 5:01 PM
Drone footage captures wildfires sweeping across central Argentina
September 24, 2020, 10:33 PM

Wildfires spread across central Argentina

Forest fires scorched thousands of acres in Argentina’s Cordoba Province, according to local media.
September 24, 2020, 10:33 PM
Wildfires spread across central Argentina
September 24, 2020, 7:54 PM

Creek Fire becomes largest single blaze in California history

The Creek Fire has now become the largest single fire in California history.
September 24, 2020, 7:54 PM
Creek Fire becomes largest single blaze in California history
September 24, 2020, 4:47 AM

Creek Fire now largest in California history

The wildfire has burned roughly 190,000 acres and damaged nearly 1,000 structures. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who blames the fires on climate change, passed an executive order to reduce car emissions.
September 24, 2020, 4:47 AM
Creek Fire now largest in California history
September 23, 2020, 5:59 PM

Time-lapse shows Bobcat Fire in California

The fire has burned more than 106,000 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
September 23, 2020, 5:59 PM
Time-lapse shows Bobcat Fire in California
September 23, 2020, 12:45 AM

How to protect yourself from low air quality, pollution amid raging wildfires

With major wildfires raging throughout the West, public safety experts said it is critical for residents to protect their lungs from poor air quality.
September 23, 2020, 12:45 AM
5 tips to protect yourself from low air quality amid raging wildfires
September 22, 2020, 6:58 PM

Oregon grieves for natural places wiped out by wildfires

Oregonians are grieving the loss of some of their most treasured natural places to wildfires
September 22, 2020, 6:58 PM
September 22, 2020, 4:20 AM

Enormous California wildfire threatens desert homes near LA

Officials said it could be days before teams determine the scope of the damage.
September 22, 2020, 4:20 AM
September 21, 2020, 12:29 AM

California’s Bobcat fire explodes in size

Roughly 100,000 acres have already been destroyed by the blaze.
September 21, 2020, 12:29 AM
California’s Bobcat fire explodes in size
September 20, 2020, 10:44 PM

California wildfire likely to grow from wind, low humidity

Wind-driven wildfire in mountains near Los Angeles approaches 156 square miles.
September 20, 2020, 10:44 PM
September 20, 2020, 6:36 PM

Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt final weeks of 2020 census

The Census Bureau is contending with several natural disasters as wildfires and hurricanes disrupt the final weeks of the nation’s once-a-decade headcount
September 20, 2020, 6:36 PM
Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt final weeks of 2020 census
September 20, 2020, 9:02 AM

Desert communities told to evacuate as winds stoke flames

Strong winds stoked a wildfire in mountains northeast of Los Angeles, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders Saturday for desert communities that lost some homes a day earlier
September 20, 2020, 9:02 AM
September 19, 2020, 10:41 PM

Homes burned as winds push California fire into desert floor

Strong afternoon winds intensified a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders Saturday for desert communities that lost some homes a day earlier
September 19, 2020, 10:41 PM
September 19, 2020, 4:02 PM

Raging wildfires ignite new round of evacuations

The El Dorado Fire took the life of a firefighter and the Bobcat Fire continues to spread as a 4.5 earthquake struck Los Angeles overnight.
September 19, 2020, 4:02 PM
Raging wildfires ignite new round of evacuations
September 19, 2020, 4:20 AM

1st firefighter killed in California battling blazes overnight

The U.S. Forest Service has confirmed that the firefighter was killed while battling the El Dorado Fire near San Bernardino, California.
September 19, 2020, 4:20 AM
1st firefighter killed in California battling blazes overnight
September 19, 2020, 4:20 AM

Exhausted firefighters sing ‘Take Me Out to the Fire Line’ after 14-hour shift

Video shows a crew of firefighters singing “Take Me Out to the Fire Line” after a grueling 14-hour battle with Oregon’s wildfires.
September 19, 2020, 4:20 AM
Exhausted firefighters sing ‘Take Me Out to the Fire Line’ after 14-hour shift
September 19, 2020, 12:16 AM

Firefighter dies battling blaze, another fire burns homes

The fire erupted earlier this month from a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device.
September 19, 2020, 12:16 AM
Firefighter dies battling wildfire sparked by gender reveal, officials say
September 18, 2020, 10:15 PM

California firefighter dies battling wildfire sparked by gender reveal party

California firefighter dies battling wildfire sparked by gender reveal party; his name is being withheld pending next-of-kin notifications.
September 18, 2020, 10:15 PM
California firefighter dies battling wildfire sparked by gender reveal party
September 18, 2020, 5:46 PM

Firefighters battle exhaustion along with wildfire flames

Firefighters trying to contain the massive wildfires in Oregon, California and Washington state say they are constantly on the verge of exhaustion
September 18, 2020, 5:46 PM
September 17, 2020, 10:55 PM

Gas line explosion causes huge fire in Oklahoma

A natural gas pipeline explosion in Oklahoma City triggered a massive fire and forced the evacuation of nearby residents.
September 17, 2020, 10:55 PM
Gas line explosion causes huge fire in Oklahoma
September 17, 2020, 6:18 PM

Smoke from West Coast wildfires travels to Europe

The heavy smoke from the wildfires scorching up and down the West Coast has traveled so far east that it has reached Europe, satellite images show.
September 17, 2020, 6:18 PM
Smoke from West Coast wildfires travels to Europe
September 17, 2020, 12:25 AM

Animal rescue volunteers jump into action in California’s wildfires

A veterinarian says a dog is in stable condition after deputies found him while sifting through the rubble from the North Complex Fire.
September 17, 2020, 12:25 AM
Animal rescue volunteers jump into action in California’s wildfires
September 17, 2020, 12:25 AM

Helmet camera video shows California firefighters battling massive wall of flames

Dramatic new video from a firefighter helmet camera showed homes burning, cars melting and firefighters carefully navigating the inferno to try to save lives.
September 17, 2020, 12:25 AM
Helmet camera video shows California firefighters battling massive wall of flames
September 16, 2020, 11:51 PM

Adorable puppy, kitten with burnt paws rescued from wildfire rubble in Northern California

During a week of record-breaking wildfires across the west coast, moments of hope emerge for the devastated community when beloved animals are found in the rubble.
September 16, 2020, 11:51 PM
Adorable puppy rescued from wildfire rubble in Northern California
September 16, 2020, 10:38 PM

Portland’s air quality worst in world

Smoke from Oregon’s wildfires has blanketed the region and destroyed the city's air quality.
September 16, 2020, 10:38 PM
Portland’s air quality worst in world
September 16, 2020, 12:03 PM

5 million acres burned in West Coast fires

The devastating wildfires have made it increasingly difficult for residents to breathe as Oregon reported the worst air quality in the world from the worst fires on record.
September 16, 2020, 12:03 PM
5 million acres burned in West Coast fires
September 16, 2020, 11:53 AM

Satellites show smoke from US wildfires reaches Europe

Satellite images show that smoke from wildfires in the west of the United States has reached as far as Europe
September 16, 2020, 11:53 AM
September 16, 2020, 8:55 AM

Families mourn loved ones lost in West Coast wildfires as smoke creates health hazard

Families are mourning the loss of loved ones after at least 27 people have been killed in the wake of devastating wildfires raging out of control on the west coast.
September 16, 2020, 8:55 AM
Families mourn loved ones lost in West Coast wildfires as smoke creates health hazard
September 16, 2020, 6:30 AM

Seeping under doors, bad air from West's fires won't ease up

Dangerously dirty air spewing from massive wildfires on the West Coast is seeping into homes and businesses and keeping people already shut away by the coronavirus pandemic from enjoying even a walk outside
September 16, 2020, 6:30 AM
Seeping under doors, bad air from fires won't ease up
September 16, 2020, 4:21 AM

Satellite images show smoke from wildfires spreading across nation

Portland, Oregon, now has the worst air quality of any major city in the world. The state handed out 250,000 N-95 masks and is telling people to stay indoors.
September 16, 2020, 4:21 AM
Satellite images show smoke from wildfires spreading across nation
September 15, 2020, 5:37 PM

Drone video shows Oregon city nearly wiped out by wildfire

Wildfires across Oregon, California and Washington state have destroyed thousands of homes and six small towns since August.
September 15, 2020, 5:37 PM
Drone video shows Oregon city nearly wiped out by wildfire
September 15, 2020, 1:24 PM

Timelapse captures smoke billowing across Oregon sky

Timelapse footage captures smoke clouds blocking daylight in Gaston, Oregon, as the state experiences its worst wildfire season on record.
September 15, 2020, 1:24 PM
Timelapse captures smoke billowing across Oregon sky
September 15, 2020, 11:52 AM

Inside the wildfires devastating the Pacific Northwest: Part 1

At least 27 people in three states have died from the fires, which have burned through 3.3 million acres in California alone this year. Those on the ground talk about what they’re seeing.
September 15, 2020, 11:52 AM
Inside the wildfires devastating the Pacific Northwest: Part 1
September 15, 2020, 11:47 AM

Trump in California amid devastating fires, as governors put focus on climate change

President Donald Trump's California trip puts an emphasis on his reluctance to accept the science on climate change.
September 15, 2020, 11:47 AM
Trump in California as governor says debate on climate change settled
September 15, 2020, 11:43 AM

Death toll rises as wildfires rage in the West

ABC News' Kaylee Hartung reports from Portland, Oregon, which is now the most polluted city in the world due to the wildfires.
September 15, 2020, 11:43 AM
Death toll rises as wildfires rage in the West
September 15, 2020, 11:12 AM

Wildfire burns Brazil's largest wetlands, killing thousands of wild animals

A fire has been burning since mid-July in the remote wetlands of west-central Brazil, leaving in its wake a vast, charred desolation bigger than New York City.
September 15, 2020, 11:12 AM
Wildfire burns Brazil's largest wetlands, killing thousands of wild animals
September 15, 2020, 8:27 AM

How climate change is tied to the wildfires burning through the West Coast: Part 2

“Nightline” co-anchor Juju Chang talks to Philip Duffy, president of the Woodwell Climate Research Center, about the role of climate change on wildfires, hurricanes and other natural disasters.
September 15, 2020, 8:27 AM
How climate change is tied to the wildfires burning through the West Coast: Part 2
September 15, 2020, 4:17 AM

California official on ‘catastrophic’ wildfires: ‘Our communities are under threat’

California’s Secretary of Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot discusses an exchange he had with President Trump today on how climate change is contributing to West Coast wildfires.
September 15, 2020, 4:17 AM
California official on ‘catastrophic’ wildfires: ‘Our communities are under threat’
September 15, 2020, 1:36 AM

16,000 firefighters battle California blazes

At least 29 major wildfires are burning on the West Coast and threatening hundreds of homes, with conditions only expected to get worse through the week.
September 15, 2020, 1:36 AM
16,000 firefighters battle California blazes
September 15, 2020, 12:06 AM

Wildfires during pandemic intensify economic pain in West

The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also damaging a regional economy already singed by the coronavirus outbreak
September 15, 2020, 12:06 AM
September 14, 2020, 7:11 PM

Biden blasts 'climate arsonist' Trump in speech about West Coast fires

Joe Biden addressed the devastating wildfires affecting the western United States in a speech Monday warning of the growing threat of climate change.
September 14, 2020, 7:11 PM
Biden blasts 'climate arsonist' Trump in speech about West Coast fires
September 14, 2020, 2:31 PM

Catastrophic wildfires have burned a record 3.3M acres

The fires in California, Oregon and Washington have left at least 25 dead and dozens missing while the toxic smoke has blocked out the sun and created poor air quality.
September 14, 2020, 2:31 PM
Catastrophic wildfires have burned a record 3.3M acres
September 14, 2020, 12:15 PM

After 27 deaths in last week, West Coast firefighters brace again for tough conditions

California fire officials are emphasizing the historic nature of the devastating wildfires currently raging through the state as the death toll continues to grow.
September 14, 2020, 12:15 PM
After 27 deaths in last week, firefighters in West brace for more tough conditions
September 14, 2020, 11:21 AM

Oregon replaces state fire marshal; wildfire death toll grows to 22 on West Coast

Mariana Ruiz-Temple was surprisingly thrust into the role Saturday.
September 14, 2020, 11:21 AM
Oregon replaces state fire marshal; wildfire death toll grows to 22 on West Coast
September 14, 2020, 11:14 AM

19 dead as West Coast wildfires rage and cause world's worst air quality

The death toll from the West Coast wildfires has climbed to at least 19.
September 14, 2020, 11:14 AM
19 dead as West Coast wildfires rage and cause world's worst air quality
September 14, 2020, 1:46 AM

Winds a worry as death toll reaches 35 from West Coast fires

Warnings of strong winds that could fan the wildfires on the West Coast have added urgency to firefighters' efforts
September 14, 2020, 1:46 AM
September 14, 2020, 12:30 AM

Desperately fleeing the burning hills in Northern California

A fire in Northern Calif. quickly overwhelmed tiny mountain communities.
September 14, 2020, 12:30 AM
Desperately fleeing the burning hills in Northern California
September 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

West Coast continues to suffer from wildfire catastrophe

Thick hazes of smoke have swallowed major cities such as Seattle.
September 14, 2020, 12:00 AM
West Coast continues to suffer from wildfire catastrophe