Large wildfires grew across the American West on Wednesday, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to prevent new fires from igniting in the hot, dry region.
Dozens of people have died in the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. The victims include couple who had been married for decades, a 14-year-old boy whose parents and older sister were severely burned, and a woman who died in her husband’s arms as […]
Crews trying to corral the California wildfires made progress Monday as authorities reported the first death from the firefighting effort — a driver who was killed when his truck overturned on a winding mountain road.
Smoke from the wildfires north of San Francisco plunged air quality levels in the Bay Area to the same unhealthy level as China’s notoriously polluted capital, sending people to emergency rooms and forcing schools to close and people to wear masks when they step outside.
Search-and-rescue teams, some with cadaver dogs, started looking for bodies Thursday in parts of California wine country devastated by wildfires, authorities said, sounding a warning that more dead were almost sure to emerge from the charred ruins.