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California Town Is ‘Probably Toast’ If Wildfire Arrives

California Town Is ‘Probably Toast’ If Wildfire Arrives

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(IDYLLWILD, Calif.) — The town of Idyllwild, Calif.’s existence is under threat from a raging inferno and a 30,000-foot column of smoke hovering above the community as thousands of residents evacuate.
The wind-whipped fire has bu…

Arizona Wildfire Now Partially Contained

Arizona Wildfire Now Partially Contained

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images(YARNELL, Ariz.) — The Arizona wildfire that killed 19 men continues to burn, however, crews are making progress with the flames as the blaze is about 45 percent contained.The conditions are very dry, so officia…

Evacuation Orders in Colorado Wildfire Will Be Slowly Lifted

Evacuation Orders in Colorado Wildfire Will Be Slowly Lifted

Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — Authorities are placing the containment figure on the Black Forest fire at 45 percent, saying that evacuation orders will begin being slowly lifted.The wildfire has destroyed near…

President Obama Committed to Helping Colorado Deal with Wildfire

President Obama Committed to Helping Colorado Deal with Wildfire

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama spoke with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Friday to reaffirm his commitment to helping Colorado as it deals with the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history.The White Ho…

Oklahomans Return to Find Little Left After Wildfires

Oklahomans Return to Find Little Left After Wildfires

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LUTHER, Okla.) — Nearly 100 buildings, including five-dozen homes, have been destroyed in the past two days in Oklahoma, where severe weather contributed to the rapid spread of a number of wildfires. Hundreds of people were quic…

Many Colorado Wildfire Evacuees Allowed to Return Home

Many Colorado Wildfire Evacuees Allowed to Return Home

Chris Schneider/Getty Images(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — Some 7,000 residents of the Colorado Springs area were allowed to return to their homes on Sunday, but for many, they returned to a pile of rubble left behind by a wildfire that destroyed some 35…

Colorado Wildfire Claims One Life, Destroys Nearly 350 Homes

Colorado Wildfire Claims One Life, Destroys Nearly 350 Homes

Chris Schneider/Getty Images(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — The wildfire raging near Colorado Springs, Colo., has claimed one life and at least 347 homes, officials announced on Thursday.At a late night news conference, Colorado Springs Police Chief Peter…

Colorado Wildfire Sends Residents to Shelters

Colorado Wildfire Sends Residents to Shelters

Chris Schneider/Getty Images(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — Pumping thick, black, suffocating smoke into the sky, the wildfire in Colorado Springs, Colo., has left 32,000 people scurrying for shelter and officials struggling to assess the damage.Colorado …

Wildfire Menaces Colorado Springs, 32,000 Flee

Wildfire Menaces Colorado Springs, 32,000 Flee

Chris Schneider/Getty Images(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — A western wildfire being fueled by strong winds and scorching temperatures has burned past firefighters’ defenses and is menacing the city of Colorado Springs. Firefighters battling the out of co…

Colorado Wildfire Rages On, Forces 32,000 to Evacuate

Colorado Wildfire Rages On, Forces 32,000 to Evacuate

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — About 32,000 people have been evacuated indefinitely from their homes near Colorado Springs, Colo., as a wildfire there continues to grow and threaten homes, officials said Tuesday night.The Waldo Cany…

Colorado High Park Fire: Potential Looters Pose New Threat

Colorado High Park Fire: Potential Looters Pose New Threat

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(DENVER) — With so many homes and neighborhoods deserted because of mandatory evacuations during Colorado’s week-old High Park Fire, the local sheriff has a new worry: potential looters.Police arrested a 30-year-old Denve…

Colorado Wildfire Reaches Over 40K Acres, Claims One Life

Colorado Wildfire Reaches Over 40K Acres, Claims One Life

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DENVER) — The massive wildfire burning in Larimer County, Colo., has scorched more than 41,000 acres so far, destroying dozens of homes in its tracks and claiming at least one life.In a statement Monday, the county’s sheriff sai…

Colorado Wildfire Explodes in Size

Colorado Wildfire Explodes in Size

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A wildfire burning in the tinder-dry mountains 15 miles east of Ft. Collins, Colo., exploded in size today, growing from just a few acres to 5,000 acres-plus in a matter of hours.“It was a tough day,” Larimer …

Colorado Wildfire Deaths Blamed on 911 Malfunction

Colorado Wildfire Deaths Blamed on 911 Malfunction

Chris Schneider/Getty Images(JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo.) — Three people in Colorado are dead after an emergency 911 system malfunctioned and failed to alert them to evacuate their homes ahead of a raging wildfire. The three victims had all contacted the …

Colorado Wildfire Kills One, Forces Hundreds to Evacuate

Colorado Wildfire Kills One, Forces Hundreds to Evacuate

Hemera Technologies/ThinkstockUPDATE: A second fatality was reported early Tuesday afternoon.(DENVER) — One person was killed and hundreds more evacuated from their homes in Colorado on Monday as a fast-moving wildfire burned through more than four-an…

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