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Flames consume a home completely at night.

California forest fire burns out of control near Yosemite

A destructive wildfire near Yosemite National Park burned out of control through tinder-dry forest on Sunday and had grown into one of California’s biggest blazes of the year, forcing thousands of residents to flee remote mountain communities.




An air tanker drops retardant on a wildfire.

US testing new fire retardant, critics push other methods

U.S. officials are testing a new wildfire retardant after two decades of buying millions of gallons annually from one supplier, but watchdogs say the expensive strategy is overly fixated on aerial attacks at the expense of hiring more fire-line digging ground crews.


Summer is coming: How to prepare for heat, fire and smoke in Oregon

Extreme heat, wildfire and smoke could once again strike the state. To help you prepare, we've got tips on getting up-to-date fire information, evacuating, finding air-quality ratings and finding smoke-free air.

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