Latest Evacuations News

An air tanker drops retardant while battling the Glass Fire in St. Helena, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

4th person killed in devastating California wildfire

Sep. 30, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Flames devoured swaths of brush and trees in Northern California on Wednesday amid unseasonably hot and dry weather. Officials said wind-whipped flames led two firefighters to deploy the emergency fire shelters they carry. The firefighters were assigned to the Glasser fire burning in...

Smoke rises over a vineyard as the Glass Fire burns, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Calistoga, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

California's wine country residents facing fire fatigue

Sep. 29, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Will Abrams and his family packed their pickup truck with laptops, clothes, sleeping bags and a tent and quickly left their rental home in California's wine country after seeing flames on a hill about a quarter-mile away Monday morning. It was their third hurried fire evacuation in as...

Private firefighter Bradcus Schrandt, right, holds an injured kitten while Joe Catterson assists, at the Zogg Fire near Ono, Calif., on Sunday, Sep. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Ethan Swope)

Dying winds give crews hope in Northern California fires

Sep. 29, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Easing winds gave California firefighters a break Tuesday as they battled a destructive wildfire that was driven by strong winds through wine country north of San Francisco and another rural blaze that killed three people. Breezes replaced the powerful gusts that sent the Glass Fire...

A fire engine leaves a burning property as the Glass Fire tears through St. Helena, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

3 killed in Northern California wildfire; thousands flee

Sep. 29, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California's wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, destroying homes and prompting orders for nearly 70,000 people to evacuated. Meanwhile, three people died in a separate fire further north in the state. In Sonoma...

Embers fly from a tree as the Glass Fire burns in St. Helena, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Power shut off set for 65,000 California electric customers

Sep. 28, 2020 2:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Power will be shut off for 65,000 Northern California electric customers in 16 counties to prevent the spread of wildfires that have engulfed areas of the state, officials said Sunday. Pacific Gas & Electric, the nation’s largest electric utility, shut off power to 11,000...

Closures, evacuations in wildfire north of Phoenix

Sep. 26, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Some residents have evacuated summer homes northeast of Phoenix where a wildfire in the Tonto National Forest has burned about 10 square miles (26 square kilometers) of grass and brush since it broke out Friday afternoon. Crews set backfires to help protect structures and other assets near...

June Alexander looks across the canyon from her property at a hillside that was burned by the Cameron Peak Fire on Sept. 16, 2020 in Bellevue, Colorado. The fire burned right to the road just below her property. The fire has burned 102,596 acres and is currently 15% contained. Alexander owns CanyonSide Campground in Bellevue about 35 miles from La Porte up Poudre Canyon Road or Colorado Highway 14. She has been evacuated from the area since August 13th when the Cameron Peak fire ignited and threatened her home and business. Since then she has lived in her RV and spent the last week in a hotel. She has been allowed back a couple of times to retrieve medicine for her dog, water her plants etc. She has not lost her property but many of the buildings smell of smoke. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

Residents debate mountain living amid wildfire concerns

Sep. 26, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

RED FEATHER LAKES, Colo. (AP) — Amanda Harmon spent years dreaming of living in Colorado’s mountains. And she worked for it, too. Seven days a week, Harmon waited tables at a golf course and cleaned vacation rentals here, a remote community of 400 people west of Fort Collins that locals quietly...

Cal Fire air tankers help stop the spread of a brush fire in Larkfield Calif, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)

California braces for power shutoffs and warm, windy weekend

Sep. 25, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters and officials at California's largest utility company braced for hot, dry and windy weather in northern and central areas of the state this weekend that may fan the flames of several major wildfires or ignite new ones. Pacific Gas & Electric warned Friday it may cut...

Strong winds fan growth of southeastern Wyoming wildfire

Sep. 25, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Strong gusts fanned the growth of a southeastern Wyoming wildfire on Friday, forcing evacuations from at least three small communities and prompting authorities to extend a pre-evacuation area south to the Colorado border. The fire in Medicine Bow National Forest has burned at least...

California wildfire threatening lucrative cannabis farm area

Sep. 25, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s largest wildfire is threatening a cannabis-growing enclave, and authorities said many of the locals have refused to evacuate. The wildfire called the August Complex is approaching Post Mountain and Trinity Pines, about 200 miles (322 kilometers) northwest of...