Offbeat Wildfire evacuations lifted in Southern California community
Colorado cares for bear cub that burned its paws in wildfire
An orphaned bear cub that suffered painful burns to her paws in a Colorado wildfire is being nursed back to health. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers said Friday that they believe she will recover well enough to be returned to the wild. She was found wandering alone in a burned-over area north of Durango last week and rescued. After she heals, she will be placed in an enclosure with four other cubs.Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers believe the bear will recover well enough to be released this winter.
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Crews gaining on huge Nevada wildfire visible from space
RENO, Nev. — More than 600 firefighters slowed the progress Tuesday of a massive wildfire in a remote part of northern Nevada that is generating so much heat and smoke that it's now visible from space.A NASA satellite captured infrared imaging of the fire that has burned nearly 700 square miles (1,813 sq. kilometers) of mostly sage brush, grasses and rangeland — an area almost half the size of the state of Rhode Island, according to the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.Dubbed the Martin Fire, the National Interagency Fire Center said Tuesday it was the largest wild land fire burning in the United States.
GOLETA, Calif. — The battle against wildfires goes on across the West, but there is good news from one community scorched by flames.
The last mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted in the Goleta area of Southern California where a small but destructive fire burned during the weekend.
Santa Barbara County authorities say residents were allowed back into the area Sunday evening, although firefighters continued to work on hotspots and not all electricity had been restored.
An assessment of the burn area found that 13 single-family homes were destroyed, three homes were damaged, and 15 barns, workshops and sheds were lost.
Thunderstorms pose possible new danger for crews battling 17,300-acre fire near Yosemite .
A wildfire near Yosemite National Park that has claimed one life continued to grow overnight to 17,319 acres, burning through steep, rugged forest where patches of dead trees and brush have been gathering for decades, officials said. Eric Durtschi surveys the remains of the home, leveled by the Holiday fire, in Goleta, Calif., on July 7.
Brsh Fire Threatens Community Of Forest Falls
Tina Patel reports from the Inland Empire community where the entire town is under an evacuation order.
California Wildfire Calls For Evacuation Of Thousands
A spreading wildfire threatened early Monday to cut off access to a rural community in northern California, where authorities ordered the evacuation of around ...