Orange County Monday was under siege from two wind-driven brush fires that forced 90,000 people from their homes, critically injuring two firefighters and leaving many others on edge. The Silverado fire in Irvine broke out shortly after 6:45 a.m. near Santiago Canyon and Silverado Canyon roads. The fire, which was […]

CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Even during a year packed with drama, the weekend that shut down Oregon’s outdoors remains a surreal moment in state history.  Beginning in the coastal town of Warrenton, where mayor Henry Balensifer declared tourists a “clear and present danger,” all of Oregon’s recreation destinations would eventually be […]

With well over 4 million acres burned in California this year, more than 16,500 fire personnel continue to battle 23 major wildfires across the state. Red flag warnings subsided Friday, but they were brought back with urgency Saturday as officials warned residents of hot and dry weather. The National Weather […]

Find Monday’s wildfire updates here: Thousands evacuated, homes threatened, winery burns in Northern California Original story: A group of wildfires, including one that tore through 2,500 acres of Napa County during the day, saw fierce growth Sunday night in California’s wine country, threatening to reach Santa Rosa in an eerily […]

As Californians continue to battle the coronavirus, they may run headlong into another deadly force. The state again faces a potentially explosive fire season — but this year, it must balance extinguishing blazes with containing a pandemic. California’s wildfires are growing more extreme, burning bigger and faster. Six of the […]