COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Rain helped firefighters douse Colorado's most destructive wildfire in state history, while a new wind-whipped blaze in California forced evacuations and threatened homes Monday near Yosemite National Park.
P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press
, June 17, 2013
Many Oklahoma residents forced to leave their homes because of raging wildfires were allowed to return Sunday, despite some blazes continuing to burn and emergency shelters remaining open in four communities.
LUTHER, Okla. — Several wildfires raging around the parched Oklahoma landscape prompted more evacuations Sunday as emergency workers sought to shelter those forced out by flames that destroyed dozens of homes and threatened others in the drought-stricken region.
By Tim Talley, Associated Press
, August 05, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Wildfires moved in on some of Colorado's most popular summer tourist destinations over the weekend, destroying nearly two dozen homes near Rocky Mountain National Park and emptying hotels and campgrounds at the base of Pikes Peak.
By Thomas Peipert, Associated Press
, June 24, 2012
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Crews in Colorado and New Mexico battled wildfires Sunday that were moving fast through parched forests, forcing scores of evacuations and destroying or damaging numerous structures.
DENVER (AP) — Evacuated residents of the small Colorado town of Eckley and surrounding areas have been allowed to return home after a wildfire on the state's northeastern plains that injured firefighters and filled the skies with thick smoke that hid the flames from response crews and closed a highway.
The flames of the massive wildfire that have swallowed nearly 1,400 homes in Central Texas are being tamed. But firefighters fatigued by months of battling blazes in the state say the danger doesn't end there.
FORT WORTH, Texas — From Arizona to Florida, there will be fewer oohs and aahs at the rockets’ red glare this Fourth of July: Many cities and counties across the nation's drought-stricken southern tier are banning fireworks because of the risk of wildfires.
By Angela K. Brown, The Associated Press
, July 01, 2011
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — The government sent a plane equipped with radiation monitors over the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory Wednesday as a 110-square-mile wildfire burned at its doorstep, putting thousands of scientific experiments on hold for days.
By P. Solomon Banda, The Associated Press
, June 29, 2011
The wildfires sizzling through dried-out forests and grasslands across the Southwest are a bad omen in a fire season that is expected to continue for weeks until nature provides relief in the form of seasonal rains.
Authorities ordered more evacuations Sunday as crews battling a pair of wildfires in Arizona and one the New Mexico border faced extremely high winds that drove flames across containment lines and toward populated areas.
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