Latest Evacuations News

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

Power shut off set for 65,000 California electric customers

Sep. 27, 2020 10:17 PM 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...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, Bransen Faulhaber, 7, lassoes Kole Michael Jones at an evacuation center for the Riverside Fire at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby, Ore. When wildfires raged across the state earlier this month authorities initially said 500,000 people had fled their homes, but later said that figure was the number of people under some level of evacuation notice. The actual number of people who fled their homes was much smaller. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Oregon misstated evacuation figures in chaos of wildfires

Sep. 23, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As wildfires raged across Oregon, state officials sent out a statement saying 500,000 people had been evacuated to escape encroaching flames. The figure referenced in the Sept. 10 news release from the Oregon Office of Emergency Management was striking – representing more than 10%...

French police officers secure the bridge leading to the Eiffel Tower, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 in Paris. Paris police have blockaded the area around the Eiffel Tower after a phone-in bomb threat. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Paris police briefly evacuate Eiffel Tower after bomb threat

Sep. 23, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris police briefly evacuated the Eiffel Tower and blockaded the surrounding area Wednesday after a phone-in bomb threat. All tourists inside the monument were evacuated after an anonymous caller phoned police Wednesday morning and said a bomb had been placed inside the tower, according to an...

This Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, satellite image released by NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) shows Tropical Storm Dolphin moving northbound toward Japan's Pacific coast. Japan's Meteorological Agency reports that the storm could reach Japan later his week. (NASA via AP)

Storm heads to Tokyo area, residents urged to prepare early

Sep. 23, 2020 3:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A tropical storm in the Pacific Ocean is slowly approaching the Tokyo region Wednesday, and officials are urging residents to take precautions early from expected heavy rain and gusts. Tropical Storm Dolphin headed north over waters south of the Hachijo island, packing sustained winds of up...

The sun rises on the community of Blue River, Ore., early Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, two weeks after the devastating Holiday Farm Fire swept through the area east of Springfield, Ore. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

Few resources, old-growth forest allowed for fire's growth

Sep. 22, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lack of firefighting resources in the hours after it was sparked allowed a fast-moving wildfire to make an unprecedented run through Southern California mountains and eventually find fuel in old-growth trees to become one of Los Angeles County's largest fires ever, an official said...