Latest Wildfires News

2 homes destroyed in Southern California brush fire

Jun. 13, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Two homes have been destroyed in a brush fire that prompted mandatory evacuation orders for residents of the eastern Riverside County community of Pinyon Crest, authorities said. Three other homes and three outbuildings were damaged. U.S....

Crews make steady gains on wildfire in rural Arizona

Jun. 13, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Smoke will be visible for days or possibly weeks in south-central Arizona where crews continue to strengthen the perimeter around a wildfire. Nearly 1,000 firefighters focused Sunday on monitoring and mopping up the fire lines around the blaze...

Utah crews make headway in battling several wildfires

Jun. 13, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Fire crews are making progress containing several wildfires across Utah despite high temperatures and windy conditions that prompted officials to issue red flag warnings in much of the state. Nearly 300 firefighters on Sunday had contained 10% of...

Fallen smokejumper honored by fellow wildland firefighters

Jun. 13, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Fellow wildland firefighters, U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon paid tribute during a weekend memorial for Tim Hart, a 36-year-old smokejumper from Cody, Wyoming, who died following a hard fall while fighting a New Mexico wildfire on...

Crews trying to contain wildfire south Belen

Jun. 13, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

BELEN, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire south of Belen that jumped the Rio Grande has residents preparing for a possible evacuation. Valencia County Fire Department officials say the blaze, which has burned 0.47 square miles (1.2 square kilometers), was at zero containment as of...

Wildfires blaze in Siberia, Russian Far East

Jun. 13, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency workers fought wildfires burning Sunday on more than 550 square kilometers (212 square miles) of territory mostly in Siberia and the Far East. The state agency responsible for fighting forest fires, Avialesookhrana, said the largest...

Evacuation orders prompted by fire lifted for 2 communities

Jun. 12, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — People living in two communities in south-central Arizona that were evacuated due to a massive wildfire can now return home. Evacuation orders were lifted Saturday for the communities of Top-of-the-World and Oak Flats. Electric power also was...

Wildfires burn across Utah with hotter weather looming

Jun. 11, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several wildfires were burning Friday as weather forecasts called for hotter weather in the coming days. At the state's largest fire in central Utah, a rock fell from a cliff Friday and came within about 10 feet of a crew working along U.S....

Arizona wildfires keep crews busy while temperatures rise

Jun. 11, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters around Arizona are battling numerous wildfires as weather forecasters warn of dangerously high temperatures over the next few days. The largest in Superior, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) east of Phoenix, has forced hundreds of people...

Officials: Wyoming fire season could get bad in midsummer

Jun. 11, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Fire season should be about average in Wyoming until about midsummer, when things could begin to heat up, state officials said. Most of the state is in drought, with extreme drought in parts of south-central and northeastern Wyoming. Gov. Mark...