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Colorado Wildfires Burn Large Areas, Hundreds of Buildings

DENVER — A pair of wildfires in northern Colorado set records as the largest and second-largest in the state’s history, burning nearly 630 square miles of land and hundreds of structures. The Cameron Peak Fire, the largest wildfire in Colorado’s …

Utility Says its Equipment May Have Sparked California Blaze

LOS ANGELES — Southern California Edison said its equipment may have sparked a fast-moving wildfire that forced evacuation orders for some 100,000 people and seriously injured two firefighters on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be …

Wildfires Again Threaten Business in California Wine Country

HEALDSBURG, Calif. — With an early harvest already underway, a wildfire a few miles west of John Bucher’s ranch added new urgency to getting his pinot noir grapes off the vine. If flames didn’t do any damage to the delicate …

Weather, Reinforcements Helping in California Wildfire Fight

VACAVILLE, Calif. — Firefighters hard-pressed by some of the largest wildfires in California history scrambled Wednesday to take advantage of cooler weather and an influx of aid as they carved and burned containment lines around the flames to prevent more …

California Firefighters Battle Wildfires in Extreme Heat

LOS ANGELES — California firefighters battled destructive wildfires Monday as a lengthening heat wave roasted the state. Thousands of homes were at risk and air quality deteriorated in areas affected by smoke. The National Weather Service blanketed the state in …

California Wildfire Destroys 1 Home, Prompts New Evacuations

BEAUMONT, Calif. — A wildfire northwest of Palm Springs flared up Saturday, with evacuation orders for thousands of people as firefighters fought the blaze in triple-degree heat. An unspecified number of homes were in the path of the flames but …