Latest Wildfires News

California's largest fire burns homes as blazes scorch West

Jul. 25, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire merged with a smaller blaze and destroyed homes in remote areas with limited access for firefighters, as numerous other fires gained strength and threatened property across the U.S. West. The massive Dixie Fire,...

5 firefighters injured in Montana blaze in stable condition

Jul. 25, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

JORDAN, Montana (AP) — Five federal firefighters remained hospitalized Sunday in stable condition after sustaining burn injuries when swirling winds blew a lightning-caused wildfire back on them in eastern Montana on Thursday. The five were building a defensive line at...

Wildfire burns in northeast Spain; summer camp evacuated

Jul. 25, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Firefighters in northeast Spain were battling a wildfire Sunday that has consumed over 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) of woodland. High temperatures and strong winds fanned the flames in the rural area 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Barcelona...

Wildfire warning issued for 9 counties in Minnesota

Jul. 25, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wildfire warning has been issued for areas of north-central and northeast Minnesota, the National Weather Service said Sunday. The alert is due to extreme fire risk conditions in the counties of Aitkin, Beltrami, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching,...

Fires ravage Italian island of Sardinia, forcing evacuations

Jul. 25, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Fires raged Sunday on Italy's Mediterranean island of Sardinia, where nearly 400 people were evacuated overnight. No deaths or injuries have been reported. Firefighters said several homes were damaged in the island's western interior region. Civil...

California's largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West

Jul. 25, 2021 01:48 AM EDT

INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state's largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S. West. The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already...

Wildfires blasting through West draw states to lend support

Jul. 24, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

BLY, Ore. (AP) — Out-of-state crews headed to Montana Saturday to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the U.S. West struggled with a series of fires that have ravaged rural lands and destroyed homes. Progress was being made on the nation's largest blaze,...

Nevada airport faces flight delays from jet fuel shortage

Jul. 24, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The airport serving Nevada’s second largest metro area faces a shortage of jet fuel that could force the cancellation of cargo and passenger fights, potentially restricting the flow of tourists and essential goods into the northern part of the state. ...

Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

Jul. 23, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

BLY, Ore. (AP) — The nation's largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday, but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames even as wildfires continued to threaten homes in neighboring California. ...

5 firefighters injured while fighting Montana wildfire

Jul. 23, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Five firefighters were injured when a thunderstorm and swirling winds in central Montana blew a lightning-caused wildfire back on them, federal officials said Friday. All five remained in medical facilities and were still being evaluated and treated...