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Pilot Death is 2nd Amid Late Season Wildfires in Rockies

DENVER (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday were investigating the death of a pilot who crashed while fighting a wildfire near Rocky Mountain National Park at night, the second person to die amid wind-driven, late season wildfires in the Rockies this …

Rain, Floods Prompt Coast Guard Rescues in Pacific Northwest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard used two helicopters to rescue campers from rising waters at an RV park on the Oregon Coast Friday, mudslides shut down roads and a woman was plucked from a swollen river as …

Edison Raises California Fires Loss Estimate to $7.5 Billion

Edison International’s Southern California Edison raised its estimated losses from 2017 and 2018 wildfires to $7.5 billion after reaching a settlement over the blazes with state regulators. The owner of the largest electric utility in Southern California said it agreed …

After California Wildfire, Thousands of Trees to Be Removed

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — In the wake of California wildfires, upwards of 10,000 trees weakened by fires, drought, disease or age must be removed, work that will keep a nearby highway closed to visitors who seek the world’s two …

Shifting Winds Challenge Crews Fighting California Fire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Shifting winds posed new challenges for firefighters battling a blaze in Southern California coastal mountains that threatened ranches and rural homes and kept a major highway shut down for days. The Alisal Fire charred more …

Wildfire Rages in Southern California Coastal Mountains

SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) — A major highway in Southern California coastal mountains remained closed Wednesday and evacuation orders were in place as a growing wildfire chewed through dry vegetation in the region. More than 760 firefighters battled the Alisal Fire, …

Fires Threatening California’s Sequoias Continue to Grow

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters battled fast-growing forest fires threatening giant sequoias and small communities in the Sierra Nevada on Monday and worked to fully surround a suspected arson wildfire that destroyed homes last week. More than 2,000 …

Progress Made on California Fire That Displaced Thousands

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were gaining the upper hand Sunday on a forest fire that displaced thousands of people and destroyed more than 100 buildings near Shasta Lake in Northern California. Lighter winds and cooler temperatures slowed the Fawn …

PG&E Charged in California Wildfire Last Year That Killed Four

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes after its equipment sparked a Northern California wildfire that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes last year, prosecutors said. It is …

Wildfire Victims Left With Nothing Get Hope From Donated RVs

QUINCY, Calif. (AP) — Clutching a bag full of duct tape and snacks, Woody Faircloth climbs aboard a motorhome complete with carpet and drapes. At his side, his 9-year-old daughter, Luna, quizzes a family who has just donated the recreational …