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July 16, 2016
A 2013 wildfire burned 43 square miles near Palm Springs, Calif., threatening a town and costing an estimated $15 million to put out – and the federal government wants Tarek Al-Shawaf to pay for it.
July 15, 2016
Officials say that Mr. Shawaf's warped electrical box started the fire in the San Jacinto Mountains.
Today winds from the south and southwest, up to 20mph, with a low relative humidity of 9 percent led to continued growth of the Fuller Fire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP).
July 13, 2016
Millions of acres of land are burned by wildfires every year across the United States, and humans are to blame for many of the blazes.
July 11, 2016
On average, there are more than 60,000 human-ignited fires every year across the United States, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
Two federal firefighters returning from a wildfire patrol in remote northern Nevada have been killed in a crash, while crews are battling blazes across the Western U.S.
July 05, 2016
The "beast" is dead. The Fort McMurray wildfire — one of the costliest and most damaging wildfires in Canadian history — was officially declared "under control" Tuesday by provincial officials.
July 01, 2016
The fire started May 1 near Fort McMurray, Alberta, and soon roared into the city, forcing 80,000 residents to flee in what was the biggest fire evacuation in Albertan history ...
BOISE, Idaho - When Pat Telleria envisioned the house that would be his home for more than 20 years, that vision included defensible space and Firewise landscaping methods. Today, June 30, 2016, his house still stands, and his principles in practice paid off as the Table Rock fire evaded his home as it consumed thousands of acres in the Boise foothills.
June 28, 2016
Thousands of lightning strikes over the weekend, especially in northern Alaska, have given wildfire crews more than three dozen new fires to contain and track, including at least three near Huslia.
June 27, 2016
As at least three major wildfires rage across the American southwest, the people tasked with controlling them are contending with an unusual problem beyond the flames themselves: Drones. Officials say that small personal drones are increasingly being spotted flying near or above wildfires, interfering with aircraft used for aerial firefighting and firefighter transport operations.
June 24, 2016
Utah firefighters are trying to keep a wildfire burning in a forest on the edge of a small mountain town from descending on homes.
June 23, 2016
Officials encouraged residents of about 400 homes in the southwestern Utah town of Pine Valley to leave the area and warned that mandatory evacuations could be ordered if the fire flares up.
The Latest on wildfires burning across the West (all times local):
Authorities are lifting evacuations at a small mountain town near a southern Utah wildfire.
Firefighting officials said Thursday that the blaze isn't under control yet and Pine Valley residents may be asked to leave again, but it's now safe enough for people to return home.
The lightning-sparked wildfire has torched more than a square mile of rugged terrain about 35 miles north of St. George since it started June 13. The evacuations of about 100 homes were ordered Tuesday.