The Colorado fire that whipped through the Denver suburbs of Superior and Louisville destroyed an estimated 1,000 homes, leaving at least three people unaccounted for, authorities said Saturday.
Colorado wildfires fueled by gusty winds burned an estimated 580 homes and forced thousands to evacuate. Officials were assessing the damage on Friday.
Colorado wildfires have forced residents in two cities to evacuate and has produced harrowing videos on social media of residents fleeing the flames.
Several parts of Colorado came under evacuation orders after high winds threatened to spread brush fires across the region.
A father and son have been arrested, accused of reckless arson in connection to the Caldor Fire, according to the El Dorado County District Attorney.
The Telegraph Fire began on June 4 about 5 miles (8 kilometers) southeast of Superior.
Lightning-sparked wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias this year, adding to a staggering two-year death toll that accounts for up to nearly a fifth of Earth’s largest trees, officials said Friday.
The U.S. Forest Service's Bradshaw Ranger District began setting the fire on Nov. 12 with another 750 acres being burned Nov. 14 and Nov. 15.
The $54 million allocation for the recently started federal fiscal year will pay for work to protect communities and watersheds from wildfires.
From all over the US, firefighters came to Flagstaff to learn about the benefits of prescribed burns helping to prevent wildfires.
Wildlife centers in the U.S. West are caring for animals that weren't able to flee the flames or are looking for food in burned-over places.
More than 1,600 firefighters were battling the blaze in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara on land and by air. They were able to stop its forward growth, and the blaze was 78% contained, federal officials said.
Firefighters responded to a brush fire near 91st and Southern Avenues on Oct. 13.
Avondale firefighters are in central California battling the largest wildfire burning in the state. Fire crews are on the scene of the lightning-sparked KNP Complex Fire just outside of Fresno.
The lightning-caused KNP Complex that erupted on Sept. 9 has burned into 15 giant sequoia groves in the park.
A woman accused of arson for a wildfire in Northern California said she was trying to boil bear urine to drink before the fire started, authorities claim.
Under a plan announced Monday, the U.S. Departments of Labor and of Health and Human Services as well as other federal agencies are launching actions intended to reduce heat-related illness and protect public health.
The colossal General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest, some other sequoias, the Giant Forest Museum and other buildings were wrapped for protection against the possibility of intense flames.
The massive sequoias grow on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. The General Sherman Tree stands 275 feet and is over 36 feet in diameter at the base, according to the U.S. National Park Service.
“Scientists have been warning us for years that extreme weather is going to get more extreme,” President Joe Biden said after touring wildfires in northern California.