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Wildfires

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  • California firefighters encounter civilian drone for first time

    California fire officials said they encountered a civilian-piloted drone over the weekend for the first time while fighting a large wildfire, and that it was banished from the sky to keep it from disrupting flight operations.
  • Man saves house from El Portal fire with rake, chainsaw, a final plea

    The Yosemite community of Foresta sits atop a hill. On Saturday, Jason Torlano, 39, got a call from a friend asking him to help save her ranch from the El Portal fire, which has now burned more than 2,600 acres and is less than 5% contained. The first...

    'Tornadoes of fire' leave small Washington town reeling

    'Tornadoes of fire' leave small Washington town reeling
    Smoke hung like a cataract obscuring the pale-blue sky. It was hard to breathe Monday, hard to see, hard to envision a workable way forward. Late last week, a wind-whipped wildfire raced at speeds of as much as an acre a second over a nearby ridge and...

    Cooler weather helps fight massive Washington wildfire

    Cooler weather helps fight massive Washington wildfire
    Cooler weather has helped firefighters battle Washington state’s mammoth Carlton Complex blaze, which is about 16% contained, officials said on Tuesday. In the latest update, officials said "moderated fire behavior has allowed for good progress in...

    Northwest fires burn almost 1 million acres, dozens of homes

    Northwest fires burn almost 1 million acres, dozens of homes
    An eruption of lightning-sparked wildfires across the northwestern United States over the last two weeks has scorched almost a million acres of land in Washington and Oregon while threatening thousands of houses and buildings. Dozens of homes in separate...