Latest Fires News

Report: Fire risk to Glacier chalet was 'underestimated'

Jun. 21, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A report indicates that fire managers had "underestimated" the risk posed to a Glacier National Park backcountry dormitory that burned last year. The Missoulian reports the investigation report by the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service notes lessons learned following the...

Fire forces evacuation of some residents in Jefferson County

Jun. 21, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

CULVER, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Jefferson County have told residents in the Three Rivers community to leave immediately as winds whipped a fire burning in central Oregon. Sheriff Jim Adkins issued an evacuation order Thursday night for the private development near Lake Billy Chinook. The fire has...

Woman dies in mobile home blaze outside Colorado Springs

Jun. 21, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a 67-year-old woman died in a mobile home fire outside Colorado Springs. The Gazette reports Judith Barton was found dead inside the home in the Cimarron Hills area Thursday. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says Cimarron Hills firefighters extinguished the...

California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfires

Jun. 21, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California utility said Thursday it expects to pay at least $2.5 billion in connection with deadly wildfires that whipped through wine country last October — some of them ignited by its fallen power lines. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. also warned that its liability...

Caution urged as Colorado forest hit by wildfire reopens

Jun. 21, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Officials warned people Thursday to be careful as a southwestern Colorado forest and other public lands re-opened amid warm, dry weather in the area plagued by drought and wildfire. Trails, roads and campsites in San Juan National Forest and U.S. Bureau of Land Management land around...

The Latest: Caution urged as Colorado forest reopens

Jun. 21, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the reopening of Colorado's San Juan National Forest (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Officials are warning people to be careful now that a southwestern Colorado forest are back open as warm, dry weather returns to an area still plagued by drought. The San Juan National...

30 homes threatened by wildfire near Vantage

Jun. 21, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Evacuation notices have gone out to residents in about 30 homes because of a wildfire burning in central Washington. The state Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that the blaze about two miles north of Vantage near the Columbia River had burned nearly 8 square miles (21...

Iraq set for election recount to salvage tainted result

Jun. 21, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a disputed law ordering a hand recount of the ballots from last month's national elections after widespread allegations of fraud embarrassed political leaders and marred the initial result. What was supposed to mark the start of a new era for Iraq has...

Fatal crash sends truck in water, closes Lake Texoma bridge

Jun. 21, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

DURANT, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a bridge over Lake Texoma has been closed following a deadly collision that sent a tractor-trailer truck careening into the reservoir that straddles the border with Texas. Troopers say the collision occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday on a U.S....

Car fire sparked wild land blaze in northern Nevada

Jun. 21, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a car fire sparked the wild land blaze that prompted evacuations and road closures in northern Nevada earlier this week. The Sierra Front Incident Management Team said Thursday the Upper Colony Fire that burned about 2 square miles (5 square kilometers) in the Smith Valley...