Saturday, April 19 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:34:14 GMT
Firefighters are battling flames after a brief lightning storm near Elgin ignited several fires that combined into one on Saturday afternoon, according to Sonoita Fire Department PIO Katie Goodwin. SonoitaMore >>
600 acres outside of Elgin have burned. Sonoita Fire Department is on the scene and more units are on their way.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-04-16 04:50:37 GMT
Winds are expected to kick up on Wednesday following a tough day on the fire lines as the Brown Fire continues to grow. Tonight people are on edge. It was standing room only at Tuesday night's briefingMore >>
It was standing room only at Tuesday night's briefing as people living near the Brown Fire are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.More >>
With all of Valparaiso under military rule early Tuesday, 5,000 firefighters, police, forest rangers, soldiers, sailors and civil defense workers joined in a mammoth fight against wildfires licking around the...More >>
President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 12,500 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot...More >>
Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:55:10 GMT
It's a sleepless nights for many Cochise County residents, as they keep a close eye on the plumes of smoke and flames burning in the Huachuca Mountains surrounding their homes. The fire is burning 8,000More >>
The fire is burning 8,000 feet high up in the mountains, in the Garden Canyon, on the north side of the mountains in the Fort Huachuca Army Installation.More >>
TUOLUMNE COUNTY, CA (KTXL/CNN) - Threatening Yosemite National Park and burning through an area the size of Chicago, the Rim Fire has grown to more than 160,000 acres.
Containment has grown to 15 percent as firefighters work to cut fire lines and put out hot spots.
The Rim Fire has burned erratically, changing directions instantly.
"(Wildfires) can. They can create their own micro climate, much as it happened in Arizona where the fire changed directions and came back the other way," Public Information Officer Steve Stien said.
The Rim Fire appears to have a ferocious appetite and is scorching and scarring everything in its path.
Just days ago the fire made a run towards base camp, the command center for firefighters. Flames blackened the land right up to edge of the camp before making yet another turn.
"They were able to alleviate that danger and obviously save the base camp, which was a godsend," Stien said.
Campers at Berkeley's Tuolumne Family Camp were evacuated two days prior, but they left like the world was coming to an end. Flip flops, towels, even a car all left behind.
Firefighters are still putting out hot spots after a fire roared through a Berkeley camp Sunday afternoon. It appears like it's raining ash. It burned out a lot of the campground, gutted a vehicle, and the fire was so hot, it left pools of melted metal.
The view, once serene, is now devastating. Stone fire places looked like smoldering headstones, and fire is not the only danger.
Near the campground, trees burned through and through, no longer stable, were falling on the roadside.
The only thing certain about this fire is the sheer uncertainty of it all and that firefighters are working, watching, and wondering when they will put this out.
Thursday, April 24 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:36:50 GMT
It has been slow start to the severe weather season across the United States and that translates into lower weather-related deaths. So far in 2014, there have been zero deaths as a direct result from aMore >>
A quiet tornado season, social media may be responsible for lower tornado deaths in recent years.More >>
Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:04:01 GMT
President Barack Obama plans a brief visit to the Seattle area to survey damage from a mudslide that killed more than three dozen people.More >>
Swooping over a landscape of unspeakable sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month. He pledged a nation's...More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:52:46 GMT
A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.More >>
No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.More >>