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california wildfires: ferguson blaze ‘finally contained’




a massive wildfire that threatened the yosemite national park in california has been contained, 36 days after it began, according to fire officials.the ferguson fire has “burned through nearly 97,000 acres (39,250 hectares) of land to the south-west of the park since 13 july”, the bbc reports.tw...



california wildfire death toll climbs to 29




(sonoma, calif.) — authorities in northern california say at least four people were killed by a wildfire burning in california's sierra nevada foothills, bringing the state's death toll to 29.yuba county sheriff steve durfor confirmed thursday that the four have died since a blaze ignited there su...



wildfires blaze across western u.s. and canada




firefighters on monday made progress against wildfires burning across numerous states in the hot, dry west.that included california, where slightly cooler temperatures and diminishing winds helped firefighters as they battled several wildfires that have forced thousands to flee their homes in both e...



firefighters injured as blaze near yosemite grows




july 21, 2018 the ferguson fire has been fueled by dead trees as well as leaves and grass dried out by the heata fire that claimed the life of one firefighter and injured two others near california's yosemite national park has almost doubled in size in three days, authorities said friday. the us dep...



spiraling wildfire fighting costs are largely beyond the forest service's contro




just six months after the devastating thomas fire – the largest blaze in california's history – was fully contained, the 2018 fire season is well under way. as of mid-july, large wildfires had already burned over 1 million acres in a dozen states. through october, the national interagency fire c...



presstv-firefighters battle intense wildfires in s california




firefighters battled several intense wind-driven wildfires early on friday across densely populated southern california that have destroyed at least 500 structures and chased tens of thousands of people from their homes over the past five days.more than 5,700 firefighters from across california and ...



nasa satellite shows california shrouded in smoke




july 31, 2018 , nasacredit: nasanasa's aqua satellite captured this natural color image of the fires in california and the resultant smoke that has shrouded the state and swept eastward as far as salt lake city and still moving. dangerous and deadly fires have broken out across the state including t...



california wildfires: thousands flee as fire reaches l.a.




more than 27,000 people fled their homes in california today as out-of-control wildfires swept through ventura county and threatened los angeles.an uncontained 50-acre fire raged near the getty center art institute and moved toward the university of california, los angeles, while a mandatory evacua...



presstv-death toll from california fires rises to 10




the death toll from the wildfires raging the us state of california has risen to 10 after a heavy equipment mechanic assigned to the carr fire was killed in a road accident, according to authorities.the mechanic died on thursday, afp reported.  the carr fire has proved to be the deadliest of about ...



why california's fires are bigger, deadlier, and more costly




the 14 large-scale fires still raging throughout california have claimed at least 41 lives, and scorched over 5,700 structures. whipped by 70 mph gusts, the multiple blazes have spilled into residential neighborhoods and sprinted through about 220,000 acres—an area larger than new york city. these...



nor cal wildfires: see the california wildfires from space




wildfires raging across northern california have left at least 17 people dead and destroyed more than 2,000 structures throughout the state's wine country since sunday.spurred by powerful winds, more than a dozen wildfires have forced thousands of people out of their homes and destroyed wineries in ...



california reports progress in battling wildfires




(santa rosa, calif.) — a fifth day of desperate firefighting in california wine country brought a glimmer of hope friday as crews batting the flames reported their first progress toward containing the massive blazes, and hundreds more firefighters poured in to join the effort.seventeen large fires...



presstv-wildfires continue to ravage california




two wildfires collectively called the mendocino complex grew to over 254,900 acres on sunday, according to cal fire.two wildfires make up the mendocino complex. the ranch fire which was 23 percent contained and the river fire which was 58 percent contained on sunday.the fires burned in mendocino, la...



california fire 'tornado' kills firefighters, forces thousands to flee




"this fire was whipped up into a whirlwind of activity, uprooting trees, moving vehicles, moving parts of roadways," pimlott told a news briefing.actively burning california wildfires on thursday.photo: nasa/apsuch highly erratic, storm-like wildfires have grown commonplace in the state, pimlott sai...



wildfires spark evacuations in northern california




firefighters scramble to control flames surrounding a fire truck as the pawnee fire jumps across highway 20 near clearlake oaks, californiacalifornian authorities have issued red flag weather warnings and mandatory evacuation orders after a series of wildfires fanned by high winds and hot temperatur...



fire in southern california threatening another city




a freshly-burned forest is seen under the stars at the lilac fire in the early morning hours of december 8, 2017 near bonsall, californiaa fierce wildfire raged on north of los angeles sunday, threatening other towns after already charring vast swaths of land, but other blazes were largely contained...



wildfires rage in sweltering california forcing thousands to flee




a firefighter drinks water in front of a burning house near oroville, california on july 9, 2017. crews are battling the season's first major wildfires since the state's five-year drought ended earlier this yearwildfires roared sunday across much of california, forcing thousands to evacuate homes as...



presstv-firefighters battle california wildfire, evacuations ordered




more than 1,200 firefighters aided by water-dropping helicopters battled a wildfire raging out of control in northern california, threatening homes and other structures as thick black smoke drifted across the san francisco bay area.firefighters work to control a fire as flames from the county fire j...



a stunning cinematic trip to the front lines of california's wildfires




a crew of firefighters risks their lives to neutralize an unprecedented blaze.



california wildfires: what we know




it's been a week since southern california has been charred by a devastating wave of wildfires, blasted by almost hurricane force winds.



photos of california's destructive wildfires




powerful winds drove more than a dozen wildfires across several counties in california on monday, burning more than 100,000 acres, destroying 1,500 homes, and reportedly killing 11 people.



presstv-wildfires in us west kills one, inures two firefighters




a tractor operator was killed while trying to clear brush around a massive wildfire in central oregon and two firefighters were injured battling a blaze burning at the edge of yosemite in california, officials in the two states said on wednesday.crews responding to a report of a charred tractor near...



strong winds this weekend could make the california wildfires even worse




california was consumed by 18 wildfires over the course of this week, and strong winds that meteorologists have forecasted for the weekend will likely expand their reach. firefighters are struggling to keep the flames at bay, and evacuation orders and air quality advisories remain in effect. at leas...



14,000 firefighters battling 18 major california blazes




august 7, 2018 by paul elias in this sunday, aug. 5, 2018, file photo, an air tanker drops fire retardant on a burning hillside in the ranch fire in clearlake oaks, calif. some 14,000 firefighters are battling 18 major blazes burning hundreds of square miles throughout california with aircraft, asso...



california wildfires: peanuts' charles schultz home ruined




the home of charles schulz, the late u.s. cartoonist best known for creating the comic strip 'peanuts,' which featured charlie brown and snoopy, was destroyed in the california wildfires that broke out last weekend, his son, monte schulz, has confirmed.schulz told the associated press that his fathe...