Fire weather

Wildfire smoke covers the landscape Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Idyllwild, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire tore through trees, burned several homes and forced evacuation orders for an entire mountain town as California sweltered under a heat wave and battled ferocious fires at both ends of the state. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 26, 2018 - 1:28 pm
IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — Calm conditions aided firefighters early Thursday on the lines of a suspected arson wildfire that forced thousands of people to flee mountain communities east of Los Angeles, while in a far northern region of California firefighters battled a week-long blaze that suddenly...
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This June 26, 2018 image shows Trujillo Meadows Reservoir and a thin tracing of the headwaters of Rio de Los Pinos in the Rio Grande National Forest west of Antonito, Colorado. Fire and climatology experts on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, provided an update on the drought and wildfire situation in Colorado and the neighboring states of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, saying fire danger has been reduced but the region is still dealing with the long-term effects of drought. (AP Photo/Paul Davenport)
July 25, 2018 - 7:59 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The threat of wildfire in the American Southwest has been significantly dampened by the monsoon season, but national fire and climatology experts said Wednesday the region is still grappling with the long-term effects of drought. The experts focused on the situation across...
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Humberto Berlanga, center, wipes sweat from his face while waiting in the heat in line at the Gold & Silver Pawn shop, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Las Vegas valley. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 24, 2018 - 11:31 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Scorching heat radiated across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday, setting record highs in California's Death Valley, Thermal and Palm Springs in a week that forecasters say could prove to be the region's hottest this year. The National Weather Service said a new high of 127 degrees (52.7...
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Humberto Berlanga, center, wipes sweat from his face while waiting in the heat in line at the Gold & Silver Pawn shop, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Las Vegas valley. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 24, 2018 - 9:41 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Scorching heat radiated across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday, setting record highs in California's Death Valley, Thermal and Palm Springs in a week that forecasters say could prove to be the region's hottest this year. The National Weather Service said a new high of 127 degrees (52.7...
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A hiker walks past a heat warning sign at dawn, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in Phoenix. Much of Arizona and parts of California, Arizona and Utah are under an excessive heat watch during a week that forecasters say could prove to be the hottest of the year. (AP Photo/Matt York)
July 24, 2018 - 3:54 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Scorching weather swept across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday, with the highest temperatures expected in California's Death Valley during a week that forecasters say could prove to be the hottest in the region this year. A high of 124 degrees (51 Celsius) was forecast in Death Valley...
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A wildfire burns up a steep canyon Sunday, July 8, 2018, near La Veta, Colo. (Helen H. Richardson /The Denver Post via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 7:17 pm
DENVER (AP) — An illegal campfire likely ignited another destructive blaze in Colorado, an outcome authorities were trying to avoid across the hot, dry U.S. West by enforcing strict fire rules and closing some public lands. Several people have been arrested in two Colorado wildfires that burned...
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The sun rises behind a home leveled by the Holiday fire in Goleta, Calif., on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Evacuations were ordered as the fire edged into residential areas. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 07, 2018 - 2:21 pm
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling wildfires throughout the U.S. West that have torched hundreds of homes got some help from the weather Saturday, even as they tallied damage from new fires that erupted amid a Southern California heat wave. A fire on the California-Oregon border that...
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Firefighters battle flames at the Alpine Oaks Estates mobile home park during a wildfire Friday, July 6, 2018, in Alpine, Calif. Dozens of fires are burning across the dry American West, fueled by rising temperatures and gusty winds that were expected to last through the weekend. (Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 3:06 am
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling wildfires throughout the U.S. West that have torched hundreds of homes hoped for some help from the weather Saturday even as new fires swept sweltering Southern California. A fire on the California-Oregon border that destroyed 40 buildings and claimed at...
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Firefighters wait for water as they battle flames at the Alpine Oaks Estates mobile home park during a wildfire Friday, July 6, 2018, in Alpine, Calif. Gusty winds fanned the flames as Southern California struggles through a scorching heat wave. (Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 2:09 am
HORNBROOK, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire raging through drought-stricken timber and brush near California's border with Oregon killed one person and destroyed 40 buildings as it burned largely out of control, authorities said Friday. No other details were released about the death blamed on the fire that...
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Firefighters wait for water as they battle flames at the Alpine Oaks Estates mobile home park during a wildfire Friday, July 6, 2018, in Alpine, Calif. Gusty winds fanned the flames as Southern California struggles through a scorching heat wave. (Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
July 06, 2018 - 9:59 pm
HORNBROOK, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire raging through drought-stricken timber and brush near California's border with Oregon killed one person and destroyed multiple structures as it burns largely out of control, authorities said Friday. No other details were released about the death blamed on the...
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