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winds fueling wildfires could kick up overnight


tens of thousands have evacuated from some of l.a.'s most prestigious and densely populated neighborhoods






winds fueling wildfires expected to kick up again overnight


tens of thousands have evacuated from areas, including l.a.'s most prestigious and densely populated neighborhoods






california wildfires have killed 40 people; dozens still missing as firefighters


aided by light winds and cooler temperatures, firefighters made significant progress overnight and early sunday morning on two of the biggest wildfires raging across northern california, but officials cautioned that they still face major challenges. the winds that bedeviled firefighters saturday...






40 dead in california wildfires, dozens still missing as firefighters make signi


aided by light winds and cooler temperatures, firefighters made significant progress overnight and early sunday morning on two of the biggest wildfires ravaging northern california, but officials cautioned that they still face major challenges. the winds that bedeviled firefighters saturday are...






40 dead in california wildfires, dozens still missing as firefighters make signi


aided by light winds and cooler temperatures, firefighters made significant progress overnight and early sunday morning on two of the biggest wildfires raging across northern california, but officials cautioned that they still face major challenges. the winds that bedeviled firefighters saturday...






19,200 without power as winds kick up in san diego


high winds and dry conditions have resulted in thousands of utility customers losing power in the san diego area as the county braces to protect itself from the devastation left by wildfires in other parts of southern california.  






a 'catastrophic event': winds whip new terror into deadly california wildfires


gusting winds and dry air forecast for thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in california history. winds up to 45 mph were expected to pummel areas north of san francisco where at least 23 people...






more californians ordered to flee as gusting winds spread wildfires


northern california officials ordered a new round of mandatory evacuations overnight for parts of the sonoma valley and eastern santa rosa, as gusty winds returned, reviving dangerous fire conditions in a region that has been devastated by ongoing blazes since last week.






winds churn california wildfires, keep aircraft from helping


the same vicious winds that turned three southern california wildfires into destructive dynamos were also making the firefight more difficult.






california wildfires are only going to get worse. we're not ready


countless research papers and government reports have said it, but the wildfires in northern california this month brought it home: climate change is fueling larger, more frequent and more devastating wildfires in the state, and communities have to start making themselves safer now. two of the...






'some pretty significant monsters': more homes evacuated as northern california


as devastating wildfires continued to spread in sonoma and napa counties wednesday, firefighters launched a desperate effort to extinguish key hot spots before heavy, fire-stoking winds could kick back up later in the evening. officials fear that strong winds forecast for wednesday evening and...






winds churn california wildfires, keep aircraft from helping


ventura, calif. (ap) — the same vicious winds that turned three southern california wildfires into destructive dynamos were also making the firefight more difficult. the water-dropping planes and helicopters essential to taming and containing wildfires have been mostly grounded because it’s too dangerous to fly them in the strong wind. tuesday saw gusts of over […]






gusty winds fan california wildfires, force more evacuations


rising winds fanned the northern california wildfires again saturday, forcing hundreds more people to flee from their homes in the state's fabled wine country and destroying more buildings.






death toll rises to 40 as firefighters continue to battle massive california wil


as the death toll rose to 40, firefighters struggled saturday to get the upper hand against several massive wildfires that have ravaged northern california for almost a week. strong winds kicked up overnight in the central napa valley region, causing some fires to spread and triggering evacuations...






winds whip new terror into deadly california wildfires


fueled by the return of strong winds, the wildfires tearing through california wine country exploded in size and number wednesday as authorities ordered new evacuations and the death toll climbed to 23 — a figure expected to rise.






lighter winds help crews gain on california wildfires


firefighters kept gaining on the california wildfires monday with help from lighter winds that made it easier to attack the flames that have killed at least 40 people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.






winds whip new terror into deadly california wildfires


fueled by the return of strong winds, the wildfires tearing through california wine country exploded in size and number wednesday as authorities ordered new evacuations and the death toll climbed to 23 — a figure expected to rise.






high winds threaten progress against california wildfires


rising winds fanned the california wildfires again saturday, forcing hundreds more people to flee from their homes in the state's fabled wine country and threatening to undo the efforts of crews who have spent days trying to corral the flames behind firebreaks.






lighter winds help crews gain on california wildfires


firefighters kept gaining on the california wildfires monday with help from lighter winds that made it easier to attack the flames that have killed at least 40 people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses. after days of gusts that constantly fanned the fires, better weather offered a...






a 'catastrophic event': winds whip new terror into deadly california wildfires


fueled by the return of strong winds, the wildfires tearing through california wine country exploded in size and number wednesday as authorities ordered new evacuations and the death toll climbed to 23 — a figure expected to rise. three days after the fires began, firefighters were still unable...






a 'catastrophic event': winds whip new terror into deadly california wildfires


fueled by the return of strong winds, the wildfires tearing through california wine country exploded in size and number wednesday as authorities ordered new evacuations and the death toll climbed to 21 — a figure expected to rise higher still. three days after the fires began, firefighters were...






fast-moving wildfires raged across northern california overnight


fast-moving wildfires raged across several counties in northern california overnight, forcing the evacuation of at least two hospitals and numerous neighborhoods early monday,






high winds threaten progress against california wildfires, forcing more to flee


rising winds fanned the california wildfires again saturday, forcing hundreds more people to flee from their homes in the state's fabled wine country and threatening to undo the efforts of crews who have spent days trying to corral the flames behind firebreaks. just a day after firefighters reported...






katabatic winds fan california's wildfires


firestorms, such as the one currently engulfing the south of the state, are often made worse by these downslope winds






first responders watch for wildfires as strong, dry winds lash inland san diego


santa ana winds were gusting more than 51 mph tuesday, raising the prospect of wildfires in san diego county, which has been experiencing one of the driest autumns on record. a red flag warning remains in effect for the coastline, and a high wind warning is in effect for the rest of the county....






on the front lines of wildfires, firefighters again face relentless foe: wind


firefighters were asleep in healdsburg early saturday morning when they got the call — get over to the oakmont neighborhood of santa rosa. high winds overnight had sent the nuns fire branching toward the city, which was already devastated by the tubbs fire earlier in the week. another branch was...






wildfires across california destroy more than two dozen homes


two major wildfires burning along the central coast grew thousands of acres overnight as firefighters made progress on a third blaze that threatened thousands of structures.






record heat, strong winds could fan wildfires across san diego county


the national weather service says that record heat and gusty santa ana winds could fan wildfires on monday and tuesday across san diego county, where the weather has been unusually warm and the vegetation is dry.the dangerous weather conditions come exactly 10 years after the county experienced...






flames rip through arizona, topping us in wildfires


phoenix (ap) — nearly 30 wildfires tore through dry and windy arizona on monday, drawing crews from across the western united states to the state with the most blazes burning in the nation. thousands of firefighters were battling 28 wildfires throughout the state, many of them ignited by lightning or people, as gusty winds and […]






'truly a miracle' ojai survived a night of intense fire, city official says


ojai officials said it was “a miracle” that fierce santa ana winds had subsided on thursday, as firefighters battled wildfires that have encircled the mountain community and continued to burn largely untamed on surrounding ridgelines. “the fire burned hard overnight on slopes about four miles north...






'truly a miracle' ojai survived a night of intense fire, city official says


ojai officials said it was a “miracle” that fierce santa ana winds had subsided on thursday as firefighters battled wildfires that have encircled the mountain community and continued to burn largely untamed on surrounding ridgelines. “the fire burned hard overnight on slopes about four miles north...






the beautifully horrible santa ana winds return to san diego


san diego is getting a final blast of santa anas — the dry, menacing winds that stoked a 4,100 acre wildfire near bonsall and an epic blaze in ventura county. the winds are streaming from the mountains into the coastal zone, where they’ll spread and get stronger overnight. the santa anas will peak...






wild winds, low humidity, could spread wildfires across this week


the national weather service has issued a red flag fire weather warning for the coast and a wind advisory for the rest of san diego county due to the onset of four days of santa ana winds and low humidity. forecasts say the winds will peak monday night into tuesday morning and wednesday night into...






better weather gives leg up to crews on california wildfires


the winds eased, some of the smoke began to clear and the forecast monday offered a tantalizing chance of rain to thousands of firefighters trying to corral the wildfires that have laid waste to the nation's most celebrated wine-making region.






tourists flee wildfires in sicily in tense evacuation by sea


milan (ap) — tourists at a resort in sicily faced wildfires that turned their day at the beach into an emergency evacuation by sea, with many fleeing the flames in just their bathing suits and flip flops. wildfires fueled by heat and winds have been blazing across much of southern italy, forcing the evacuation of […]