LOS ANGELES – A wildfire fanned by gusty Santa Ana winds raged along the fringes of Southern California communities on Thursday, forcing the evacuation of homes and a university while setting recreational vehicles ablaze.
The blaze erupted during morning rush hour along U.S. 101 in the Camarillo area about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles. It was quickly spread by the winds, which also pushed other damaging blazes across the region.
Wildfires are continuing to burn in sparsely-populated stretches of Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico and California
In Arizona, nearly 1,000 firefighters are battling to contain the so called ‘Gladiator Fire’.
In Michigan the ‘Duck Lake Fire’ has burned 21,000 acres along the Lake Superior Coastline
Fire danger remains high in the southern Colorado foothills and the South Park area
In Nevada, questions have been raised over fire crews’ initial response to a fire [...]
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire near the desert birthplace of the atomic bomb advanced on the Los Alamos laboratory and thousands of outdoor drums of plutonium-contaminated waste Tuesday as authorities stepped up efforts to protect the site and monitor the air for radiation.
Officials at the nation’s premier nuclear-weapons lab gave assurances that dangerous materials were safely stored and capable of withstanding [...]
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) – As if Arizona’s immigration debate wasn’t already hot, Sen. John McCain has ignited a barrage of criticism by saying that there is “substantial evidence” that illegal immigrants are partly responsible for wildfires in the state.
McCain is standing by the statement he made over the weekend as he toured a massive wildfire in eastern Arizona, but immigrant rights advocates say the [...]
LUBBOCK, Texas (Reuters) – Gale-force winds whipped flames from a stubborn wildfire in West Texas out of deep mountain canyons and back in the direction of populated areas on Tuesday, prompting an evacuation of some nearby homes.
The renewed threat to dwellings outside Fort Davis, about 420 miles west of Austin, the state capital, marked the day’s most menacing front among about 10 wildfires blazing across [...]