The Dixie fire in Butte County merged with another, smaller fire overnight, swelling to 190,625 acres by Sunday as it burned through area neighborhoods.
The largest fire in the US continues to defy crews' efforts to tame it. And the weather isn't helping
Firefighters in southern Oregon increased the containment of the Bootleg Fire -- the nation's largest wildfire -- Saturday, but the raging flames continued to spread as officials declared weather warnings in the area.
Crews were continuing to battle two massive wildfires in Northern California on Saturday — Dixie and Tamarack — with more residents ordered to flee.
Extreme heat and dry conditions are fueling raging wildfires in the western US, charring more than a million acres, requiring evacuations and creating smoky conditions visible from space.
They dodged flames pushed by 30 mph winds. Crews fighting the Bootleg Fire still are trying to tame it
Firefighters who've been battling the largest active fire in the US talk about what it's been like -- including when they've had to fall back and make new plans.
California and Nevada officials are pleading for more federal resources to tame wildfires raging in the West
The governors of California and Nevada are imploring the federal government for more resources to battle the dozens of unrelenting wildfires intensifying in the West.
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — The governors of California and Nevada called for more federal firefighting assistance Wednesday as they toured a region blackened by one of several massive wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes in the West.
INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire merged with a smaller blaze and destroyed homes in remote areas with limited access for firefighters, as numerous other fires gained strength and threatened property across the U.S.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become smarter in how they prepare. They’re using new technology and better positioning of resources in a bid to keep small blazes from erupting into mega-fires like the ones that torched a record 4% of California last year, or the nation’s biggest wildfire this year that has charred a section of Oregon, half the size of Rhode Island.
Hundreds are still under evacuation orders as the nation's largest wildfire chars nearly 400,000 acres
The Bootleg Fire, which has been burning in southern Oregon since July 6, is now the state's third-largest since 1900 -- and more than 2,000 people are still under some form of evacuation orders, officials said Thursday.
Dozens of wildfires currently blazing across the West have been exhibiting extreme fire behavior: demonstrating alarming rotational patterns and wafting smoke across the country while also creating their own weather.
Climate change, along with decades of forest-management policies, has been blamed for the Oregon wildfire that spread over 600 square miles
As dozens of wildfires burn across the West, officials declared additional states of emergency for counties in California and Nevada while the nation's largest blaze in Oregon continued to swell Friday.