Latest Wildfires News

Greece: Firefighters contain wildfire at resort near Athens

Sep. 21, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Firefighters in Greece have contained a wildfire that threatened homes and prompted overnight evacuations at a resort town northeast of Athens, the country's fire service said Tuesday. More than 150 firefighters and volunteers battled through the...

Nebraska Panhandle wildfires now largely under control

Sep. 21, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

CRAWFORD, Neb. (AP) — Two wildfires that had neared Scottsbluff and Crawford in the Nebraska Panhandle have largely been brought under control, authorities in western Nebraska said. A fire southwest of Scottsbluff, dubbed the Vista Trend fire that has burned about 3,600...

Greek firefighters battle wildfire at resort near Athens

Sep. 20, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities ordered outlying parts of a coastal resort town near Athens evacuated late Monday after a large wildfire broke out in the area. Media reports said a few houses on the outskirts of Nea Makri, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) northeast...

Homeowners near California wildfires won't lose insurance

Sep. 20, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Homeowners and renters in 22 Northern California counties are guaranteed not to lose their property insurance policies over the next year after the state announced a moratorium on Monday for people who live near recent wildfires. State law...

Progress made against large fire in northwest Nebraska

Sep. 20, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters are reporting significant progress against a fire that has burned thousands of acres in Nebraska's northern Panhandle. The fire near Crawford, which is believed to have started about a week ago, was 50% contained Monday, according...

Biden launches plan to address 'silent killer': extreme heat

Sep. 20, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to protect workers and communities from extreme heat after a dangerously hot summer that spurred an onslaught of drought-worsened wildfires and caused hundreds of deaths from the Pacific Northwest to hurricane-ravaged Louisiana. ...

4 famous giant trees unharmed by Sequoia National Park fire

Sep. 20, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park, authorities said. The Four Guardsmen, a group of trees that form a natural entryway on the road to the...

California firefighters scramble to protect sequoia groves

Sep. 19, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Flames on Sunday reached a grove of sequoia trees in California as firefighters battled to keep fire from driving further into another grove, where the base of the world’s largest tree has been wrapped in protective foil. Fire officials...

California wildfires make run toward giant sequoia groves

Sep. 19, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Two lightning-sparked wildfires in California merged and made a run to the edge of a grove of ancient sequoias, momentarily driving away firefighters as they try to protect the world's largest tree by wrapping its base in protective foil. A...

Greenwood fire 80% contained, forest restrictions lifted

Sep. 19, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say they have lifted fire restrictions for the entire Superior National Forest in Northern Minnesota after reports over the weekend that the Greenwood Lake blaze was 80% contained. While the region remains historically dry, officials...