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Satellite imagery company launches wildfire twitter feed

Jul. 18, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new tool for visualizing and tracking wildfires from the sky was launched on twitter Wednesday by a New Mexico-based startup company, in an effort that combines super-computing capabilities with satellite imagery. Santa Fe-based Descartes Labs began distributing time-lapse video...

1 dead as latest fire portends explosive Northwest season

Jul. 18, 2018 10:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fast-moving fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest killed one person, forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency Wednesday. The flames near the city of The Dalles started Tuesday and expanded Wednesday...

The Latest: Southern California beach closures lifted

Jul. 18, 2018 10:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Southern California thunderstorms (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Authorities have reopened Southern California beaches that were closed by lightning strikes as thunderstorms moved across the region. All beach areas in Santa Monica and Malibu were evacuated and closed for an...

The Latest: Oregon wildfire grows to 70 square miles

Jul. 18, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on fires in the Pacific Northwest (all times local): 7:25 p.m. A wind-whipped wildfire that started Tuesday in a rural farming area east of Portland, Oregon, has now burned 70 square miles (181 kilometers) and prompted additional evacuations. Substation fire spokesman...

Storms, dead trees could hinder firefighting near Yosemite

Jul. 18, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A deadly forest fire kept spreading Wednesday west of Yosemite National Park, and erratic winds and trees killed by a historic California drought are expected to pose more problems for firefighters, officials said. The blaze between the park and the town of Mariposa that's popular...

Honolulu mayor directs city to prepare for climate change

Jul. 18, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has directed city departments and agencies to prepare for the effects of climate change and sea level rise. The mayor issued the mandate Monday requiring the departments and agencies under his jurisdiction to view climate change as an urgent matter and to take...

Dozens of wildfires rage in Sweden amid Nordic heat wave

Jul. 18, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden says it has mobilized all available resources to put out dozens of wildfires raging across the country. The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency said Wednesday that two Canadair CL-415 water-bombing planes on loan from Italy joined the firefighting efforts that included helicopters...

Thunderstorms move across Southern California deserts

Jul. 18, 2018 9:50 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Monsoonal flow has brought thunderstorms and strong winds to the deserts of Southern California. An urban and small stream flood was advisory for San Bernardino and Riverside counties early Wednesday morning and was canceled around 4:30 a.m. when the threat of flooding ended. The...

Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze

Jul. 18, 2018 2:51 AM EDT

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Hot and dry weather on Tuesday hindered efforts to slow the growth of a forest fire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter last weekend, leading some tourists to cut short their visits although all park trails remained open. The blaze roaring through dry...

The Latest: Smoky Yosemite has some tourists leaving early

Jul. 17, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park (all times local): 1 p.m. Some tourists are cutting their trips to Yosemite National Park short as smoke from a nearby wildfire fills the air. But many other visitors didn't let it stop them and posted photos to social...