Sunday, August 20, 2017

Western Wildfires

This undated photo provided by Glacier National Park/National Park Service shows the Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park, Montana.

BY MATT VOLZ HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire has cut off the return route for dozens of people staying in a Glacier National Park backcountry chalet, leaving them the choice of remaining until rangers tell them it’s safe or ...
Flames rise behind a vacant house as a firefighter works to halt the Detwiler fire near Mariposa, Calif., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

BY SCOTT SMITH MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A blaze burning in foothills west of Yosemite National Park destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands to flee Gold Rush-era towns but fire crews have been able to stop it from reaching ...
A firefighter sprays water on a back fire while battling the wildfires near Mariposa, Calif., on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

BY SCOTT SMITH and SCOTT SONNER FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — As wildfires rage throughout the western U.S., one California blaze in the rugged mountains outside of Yosemite National Park destroyed eight structures and forced thousands of nearby residents to flee ...
A wildfire burns on a mountain in the distance east of Cache Creek behind a house in Boston Flats, British Columbia, early Monday, July 10, 2017.

BY DON THOMPSON OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Five months ago, it was fears over flooding. Now it’s flames. When Chuck Wilsey was ordered to flee over the weekend as a wildfire roared near his ranch home in Oroville, he was ...
In this Tuesday, June 27, 2017, file photo, smoke billows from a wildfire locally called Goodwin Fire, near Prescott, Arizona.

BY SALLY HO A man accused of flying a drone over a major Arizona wildfire posted the aerial photos on his website, authorities said Saturday, leading to his arrest for hampering firefighting efforts against the stubborn blaze menacing an area ...
In this photo taken Monday, June 26, 2017, smoke plumes from the Manzanita Fire are seen near Beaumont, Ca.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah firefighters braced Wednesday for more high winds as they try to slow a stubborn wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people from a ski resort town. Firefighters hope ...
Officers stop cars heading in Panguitch, Utah, heading to Panguitch Lake on highway 143 as the fire approaches, Thursday, June 22, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A southern Utah wildfire has grown more, reaching 62.7 square miles (162.4 square kilometers) by Saturday night. The fire near the town of Brian Head is 8 percent contained and has destroyed at least 13 ...
Smoke fills the sky in a view north toward Yellowstone National Park from Leeks Marina in Moose, Wyo., on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Some tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park during the busy summer season are facing an hourlong detour Wednesday as a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park kept a highway closed. Major tourist areas ...
A plane drops a load of fire retardant on the north side of Beacon Hill, Sunday, Aug 21, 2016, in Spokane, Washington

BY SAN SIMEON, Calif. (AP) — Growing wildfires fed by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in central California and eastern Washington. Crews in both states fought to contain the blazes Monday, with firefighters making headway in ...
Firefighters keep a lookout from Sky Ranch off Cachagua Grade as smoke and flames from a back burn light up a ridge to the south in east Carmel Valley, Calif., Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.

Wildfires are burning in seven Western U.S. states, from California’s famed Big Sur region to tribal towns and hamlets near Reno, Nevada. More than a dozen homes were destroyed in Montana, and evacuations were ordered in Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming. ...
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