Wildfires

Flames from the KNP Complex Fire burn along a hillside above the Kaweah River in Sequoia National Park, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. The blaze is burning near the Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

California wildfires threaten famous giant sequoia trees

California wildfires threaten famous giant sequoia trees

 

This Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, aerial photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service Lassen National Forest shows the Great Basin Team 1 Air Attack operations on Saturday on the Dixie Fire on the Horton Ridge in Plumas County, Calif. (Great Basin Team 1 Air Attack Operations/U.S. Forest Service via AP)

Lake Tahoe residents relieved homes spared from wildfire

Lake Tahoe residents relieved homes spared from wildfire

 

This Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows an overview of smoke coming from the Caldor Fire near South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Favorable weather helped firefighters trying to save communities on the south end of Lake Tahoe from an approaching wildfire, but officials warned Wednesday that stiff winds and dry conditions mean that homes in the California-Nevada alpine region are still in danger. (Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies via AP)

With Lake Tahoe spared, better weather helps wildfire fight

With Lake Tahoe spared, better weather helps wildfire fight

 

Christian Stevens, who lives in a lean-to he fixed up, waits for a ride out of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, As the Caldor Fire approaches. He has been living in South Lake Tahoe, which was evacuated Monday, for three months waiting for disability payments to come through so he can buy a car. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Weather slows California wildfire, but flames keep moving

Weather slows California wildfire, but flames keep moving

Christian Stevens, who lives in a lean-to he fixed up, waits for a ride out of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, As the Caldor Fire approaches. He has been living in South Lake Tahoe, which was evacuated Monday, for three months waiting for disability payments to come through so he can buy a car. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Firefighters are dwarfed by an aerial drop at the the Chaparral Fire in Murrieta, Calif., which still blazes, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. Several homes appear to be evacuated in the area. (Cindy Yamanaka/The Orange County Register via AP)

Wildfire evacuees fill Lake Tahoe roads in rush to flee

Wildfire evacuees fill Lake Tahoe roads in rush to flee

Firefighters are dwarfed by an aerial drop at the the Chaparral Fire in Murrieta, Calif., which still blazes, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. Several homes appear to be evacuated in the area. (Cindy Yamanaka/The Orange County Register via AP)
Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire near Olympia town, western Greece, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. Wildfires rekindled outside Athens and forced more evacuations around southern Greece Thursday as weather conditions worsened and firefighters in a round-the-clock battle stopped the flames just outside the birthplace of the ancient Olympics. (Giannis Spyrounis/ilialive.gr via AP)

Raging wildfires in Greece, Turkey, force thousands to flee

Raging wildfires in Greece, Turkey, force thousands to flee

Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire near Olympia town, western Greece, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. Wildfires rekindled outside Athens and forced more evacuations around southern Greece Thursday as weather conditions worsened and firefighters in a round-the-clock battle stopped the flames just outside the birthplace of the ancient Olympics. (Giannis Spyrounis/ilialive.gr via AP)
A plane pours water over the fire-devastating Sirtkoy village, near Manavgat, Antalya, Turkey, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. More than 100 wildfires have been brought under control in Turkey, according to officials. The forestry minister tweeted that five fires are continuing in the tourist destinations of Antalya and Mugla. (AP Photo)

Turkey battles wildfires for 6th day; 10,000 are evacuated

Turkey battles wildfires for 6th day; 10,000 are evacuated

A plane pours water over the fire-devastating Sirtkoy village, near Manavgat, Antalya, Turkey, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. More than 100 wildfires have been brought under control in Turkey, according to officials. The forestry minister tweeted that five fires are continuing in the tourist destinations of Antalya and Mugla. (AP Photo)
A firefighter walks towards a home while battling the Tamarack Fire in the Markleeville community of Alpine County, Calif., on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Size of Oregon wildfire underscores vastness of the US West

Size of Oregon wildfire underscores vastness of the US West

A firefighter walks towards a home while battling the Tamarack Fire in the Markleeville community of Alpine County, Calif., on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A helicopter pilot prepares to drop water on a wildfire burning in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A helicopter pilot prepares to drop water on a wildfire burning in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Flare-ups are seen from the Christie Mountain wildfire along Skaha Lake in Penticton, B.C. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Extremely extreme’: High temps push western wildfire risk into uncharted territory

‘Extremely extreme’: High temps push western wildfire risk into uncharted territory

Flare-ups are seen from the Christie Mountain wildfire along Skaha Lake in Penticton, B.C. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A helicopter drops a bucket of water on the Chuckegg Creek wildfire west of High Level, May 25, 2019. AUPE says since the provincial government adopted the 1GX pay system, firefighters have reported constant pay problems, particularly when working evening and weekend shifts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Government of Alberta, Chris Schwarz

UPDATE: Province unprepared for wildfire season, says AUPE

Pay system problems impacting firefighters

A helicopter drops a bucket of water on the Chuckegg Creek wildfire west of High Level, May 25, 2019. AUPE says since the provincial government adopted the 1GX pay system, firefighters have reported constant pay problems, particularly when working evening and weekend shifts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Government of Alberta, Chris Schwarz
The Shovel Lake wildfire burns near the Nadleh Whut'en First Nation in Fort Fraser, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Wildfires have taken over from industry as a major source of a group of cancer-causing chemical toxins in the air, Environment Canada says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wildfires take over from industry as major source of cancer-causing air toxins: study

Wildfires take over from industry as major source of cancer-causing air toxins: study

The Shovel Lake wildfire burns near the Nadleh Whut'en First Nation in Fort Fraser, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Wildfires have taken over from industry as a major source of a group of cancer-causing chemical toxins in the air, Environment Canada says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Bond Fire, driven by high winds, burns the hillsides west of Santiago Canyon Road near Silverado Canyon, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. (Leonard Ortiz/The Orange County Register via AP)

Wind fans wildfire in California canyons, residents flee

Wind fans wildfire in California canyons, residents flee

The Bond Fire, driven by high winds, burns the hillsides west of Santiago Canyon Road near Silverado Canyon, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. (Leonard Ortiz/The Orange County Register via AP)
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2020 file photo the Glass Fire burns a hillside above Silverado Trail in St. Helena, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

‘First guys out:’ western Canadian air tanker fleet busy despite drop in wildfires

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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2020 file photo the Glass Fire burns a hillside above Silverado Trail in St. Helena, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Man shelters from wildfire flames in Oregon river

Man shelters from wildfire flames in Oregon river

Man shelters from wildfire flames in Oregon river

Man shelters from wildfire flames in Oregon river
Canada sending nearly 300 fire personnel by Friday to help battle wildfires in Oregon

Canada sending nearly 300 fire personnel by Friday to help battle wildfires in Oregon

Canada sending nearly 300 fire personnel by Friday to help battle wildfires in Oregon

Canada sending nearly 300 fire personnel by Friday to help battle wildfires in Oregon
Dozens missing as firefighters battle two large Oregon fires

Dozens missing as firefighters battle two large Oregon fires

Dozens missing as firefighters battle two large Oregon fires

Dozens missing as firefighters battle two large Oregon fires
Stunned residents tour Oregon town devastated by wildfires

Stunned residents tour Oregon town devastated by wildfires

Stunned residents tour Oregon town devastated by wildfires

Stunned residents tour Oregon town devastated by wildfires
California wildfire explodes, burning across 25 miles in day

California wildfire explodes, burning across 25 miles in day

California wildfire explodes, burning across 25 miles in day

California wildfire explodes, burning across 25 miles in day
Hotter, larger fires turning boreal forest into carbon source: research

Hotter, larger fires turning boreal forest into carbon source: research

Bigger, hotter wildfires are turning Canada’s vast boreal forest into a significant…

Hotter, larger fires turning boreal forest into carbon source: research