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Hurricane Kay’s Outer Bands Threaten Heavy Rain, Landslides in Southern California

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Kay steamed northward along the coast of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula Friday and forecasters say it might bring gusty winds and two to four inches of rain to southernmost California this weekend. Authorities in Baja …

Big Progress on Wildfires, but Dangerous Winds on the Way

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have been making significant progress Wednesday on the biggest wildfires burning unusually hot and fast for this time of year in the western United States. But forecasters from the Southwest to the southern High Plains …

Lessons Learned From the Fire That Almost Destroyed Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The devastation starts on the western slope. Many of the cabins that once lined the highway between here and Sacramento are now gone. Instead, brick and stone chimneys stand sentinel, visible through blackened toothpick …

Winds, Rain, Snow Across Nevada as Colder 2nd Storm Looms

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wet weather swept into Nevada early Friday morning, packing pre-dawn rain and gusty winds that contributed to slippery roads and crashes in Las Vegas and snow flurries in the Sierra Nevada range. One of the Las …

Gusty Winds Fan Big Rocky Mountain and Sierra Nevada Wildfires

CreplaceENNE, Wyo. — Two big Rocky Mountain wildfires flared up again Monday as dry, gusty winds blew embers past areas where firefighters had been making progress. Firefighters at the Mullen Fire on the Wyoming-Colorado line and the Cameron Peak Fire …

California’s Wine Country Residents Facing Fire Fatigue

NAPA, Calif. — Will Abrams and his family packed their pickup truck with laptops, clothes, sleeping bags and a tent and quickly left their rental home in California’s wine country after seeing flames on a hill about a quarter-mile away …

Winds Raise Fire Threat as Power Cuts Feared in California

Almost 32,000 customers could lose power Sunday as dry, gusty winds whip up critical wildfire conditions across almost 6,000 square miles in Southern California, with another 250,000 affected in the northern part of the state later in the week. The …

Fire Has Industry Rethinking Guidance to Dump Burning Trash

It was a hot, windy day in Southern California when a trash truck caught fire and the driver dumped the burning garbage on the side of the road. Minutes later, powerful winds blew the flames across a hillside and into …

Several Balloon Crashes Reported Near Denver

Authorities say gusty winds sweeping through the Denver, Colo., area Saturday caused several hot air balloon crashes that injured at least five people. The four unrelated accidents all happened within miles and about an hour of each other. In rural …