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Western wildfires: California blaze crosses into Nevada

Western wildfires: California blaze crosses into Nevada

GARDNERVILLE, Nev.: A Northern California wildfire crossed into Nevada, prompting new evacuations, but better weather has been helping crews battling the nation's largest blaze in southern Oregon. The Tamarack Fire south of Lake Tahoe had burned more than 68 square miles (176 square kilometers) of timber and head-high chaparral in national forest land. It erupted on July 4 and was one of nearly two dozen blazes sparked by lightning strikes. More than 1,200 firefighters were battling the Alpine County blaze, which has destroyed at least 10 buildings, forced evacuations in several communities and had closed parts of U.S. 395 in…
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Hot, gusty winds fanning flames of massive US wildfires

Hot, gusty winds fanning flames of massive US wildfires

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Huge fires rage in western US, Canada

Huge fires rage in western US, Canada

LOS ANGELES: More than a million acres of the western US and Canada were in flames on Wednesday as multiple blazes raged across the region, fueled by soaring temperatures and drought, and with little sign of letting up. Large areas of California were placed on red alert as several conflagrations continued to burn. The so-called River Fire had still not been brought under control as it burned near Yosemite National Park, officials said. Firefighters were also concerned about the advance of the Dixie Fire, further to the north. While 2020 was the worst year for fires in California's modern history,…
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