Wildfires Spark Mass Evacuations

Hundreds leave homes and check into Red Cross shelters as blaze spreads in Colorado, while high winds ground aircraft fighting a New Mexico fire that has destroyed 36 structures. Jail Loses Power As Heavy Rains Create Floods in Florida

  • North to Alaska -- and to wildfires
    As a result, Alaska’s glaciers have been losing an incredible 75 billion metric tons of ice mass every year. And the 2014 winter ... Once the stage is set, a spark — perhaps a bolt of lightning — will have you rethinking your vacation plans and ...
    07/23/2015 - 3:36 am | View Link
  • Canadian province to bring back Martin Mars water bomber to fight wildfires
    Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., wants the Department of Transportation to ban the use of e-cigarettes on commercial flights as well as their transport in cargo holds. "Just because you don't light up an e-cigarette doesn't mean it can't spark a fire," he said.
    07/13/2015 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Thousands flee their homes as worst wildfires in 30 years rage across southern Australia
    The rain wouldn’t be enough to quell the flames, and the lightning could spark fresh fires, Xuereb said. Destructive wildfires are common across much of Australia during the summer months. In 2009, wildfires killed 173 people and destroyed more than ...
    01/2/2015 - 6:42 pm | View Link
  • Wildfires spark mass evacuations
    The Governor of California Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in San Diego County on Thursday where nine wildfires are burning. The occupants of more than 15,000 homes and businesses have been told to evacuate, as well as personnel at a nuclear ...
    05/15/2014 - 12:23 am | View Link
  • Australian Wildfires: New South Wales in Flames With Fears of Worse to Come
    but meteorologists say it is unlikely that there will be enough rain to dampen the fires and that they could bring other risks like erratic winds and lightning that could spark even more conflagrations. New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell declared a ...
    10/21/2013 - 1:59 am | View Link
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  • Inside the inferno: Film shows one man's race to escape ...
    As state officials placed the number of people displaced by two wildfires decimating communities in North California at 23,000 Monday, one motorist's heart-thumping ...
    10/5/2015 - 4:25 pm | View Website
  • How Wildfires Work
    Wildfires burn about five million acres in the U.S. every year. Learn about the causes of wildfires, how wildfires behave and how firefighters fight them.
    10/5/2015 - 12:15 pm | View Website
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    Active Fire Mapping Program (Department of Agriculture) After the Fire! Returning to Normal (Federal Emergency Management Agency) - PDF; Children and Home Fires ...
    10/5/2015 - 9:59 am | View Website
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    10/5/2015 - 5:41 am | View Website
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    Get Oregon and Northwest wildfires and forest fire news, resources and updates at OregonLive.com
    10/4/2015 - 11:11 am | View Website
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