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Hundreds of Lightning Bolts Hit Dry Oregon, Start New Fires

SALEM, Ore. (AP) _ Lightning bolts struck the parched forests of southern Oregon hundreds of times in 24 hours, igniting some 50 new wildfires even as the nation’s largest wildfire continued to burn less than 100 miles (161 kilometers) away, …

Turkey’s Erdogan Faces Mounting Criticism Over Wildfires

BOZALAN, Turkey (AP) — As Turkish fire crews pressed ahead Tuesday with their weeklong battle against blazes tearing through forests and villages on the country’s southern coast, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government faced increased criticism over its apparent poor response …

Turkey Battles Wildfires for 6th Day, EU to Send Planes

COKERTME, Turkey (AP) — Firefighters were battling to control blazes that tore through forests near Turkey’s beach destinations for the sixth day running on Monday, as water-carrying planes from the European Union prepared to join the containment efforts. The fires …

Fire Crews Still Battling Turkish Blazes as Some Reignite

ISTANBUL (AP) — More than 100 wildfires have been brought under control in Turkey, according to officials Sunday, as firefighters worked to battle blazes that continued in popular seaside destinations. The Minister of Forestry and Agriculture, Bekir Pakdemirli, tweeted that …

Portland Bans Homeless Camps in Forest Areas Amid Wildfires

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, has banned homeless people from camping in forested parks to both protect them from potential wildfires and prevent them from accidentally starting blazes during a summer of drought and record-breaking heat. The City Council …

Wildfires in Southern Turkey Leave 3 Dead, 58 Hospitalized

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Strong winds have fanned two separate forest fires in southern Turkey, killing at least three people and sending over 50 others to the hospital as homes burned down, officials said Thursday. A wildfire that broke out …

California, Nevada Governors Tour Site of Massive Wildfire

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The governors of California and Nevada on Wednesday planned to tour the state line area blackened by one of two massive wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes in the U.S. West. Cooler weather and …

Winds Feed California’s Largest Fire as Blazes Scorch West

INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — It could be days before officials will be able to assess the damage done to a small town by California’s largest wildfire, one of dozens of blazes scorching lands across the U.S. West. Over the …

California’s Largest Fire Torches Homes as Blazes Lash West

INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state’s largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S. West. The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already …

Five Firefighters Injured While Fighting Montana Wildfire

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Five firefighters were injured when a thunderstorm and swirling winds in central Montana blew a lightning-caused wildfire back on them, federal officials said Friday. All five remained in medical facilities and were still being evaluated and …