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    Two major wildfires continue to rage in western Colorado. The Grizzly Creek and Pine Gulch fires are not only devastating the landscape, they are creating major air quality issues as they continue to burn. Once again, the Front Range and Western Slope are under Air Quality Alerts because of the all that smokey air making...
    Colorado is dealing with air quality issues, thanks to wildfires on the western side of our state. The Pine Gulch Fire in Mesa county near Grand Junction is around 29,000 acres and is responsible for our deteriorating air quality. An Air Quality alert is in place for the Front Range and areas near the fire...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Bloomington firefighters say no one was hurt after crews knocked down a house fire in the south metro city early Monday morning. The Bloomington Fire Department says crews responded to a fire at a home on the 9800 block of First Avenue South, just across the street from John F....
    DENVER(CBS)-  Hot and dry air is flowing into Colorado for Friday to end the week. GOES-16 Water Vapor imagery shows a huge plume of dry/hot air flowing into the central Rockies from Southern California and Nevada. credit (CBS4) This flow is accompanied by a strong southwesterly flow which will provide eastern Colorado a potent down...
    BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Slightly cooler weather Wednesday helped firefighters make progress against a huge blaze in mountains east of Los Angeles. The wildfire straddling Riverside and San Bernardino counties had consumed nearly 43 square miles (more than 110 square kilometers) of brush and trees since it broke out Friday, according to the Department of...
    CHERRY VALLEY, Calif. -- Firefighters continued to battle the massive Apple Fire burning in Riverside County Tuesday morning, hoping a slight dip in temperatures and increase in humidity levels will lend a helping hand.The fire has scorched 26,850 acres and is 7% contained, but many evacuated orders prompted during the height of the blaze remain...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Southern California will continue to be hit with a scorching heat wave Sunday, elevating the danger for brush fires across the region.Though conditions will be slightly cooler than Saturday, Los Angles and Orange counties will see a high of 87 degrees. The Santa Clarita Valley can expect to see especially dry...
    The so-called Apple fire exceeded 2,000 acres in the early hours of Saturday Image of the 2018 Holy Riiverside County fire. Photo: DAVID MCNEW / . / . A forest fire that occurred around 5 pm Friday in the area of Cherry Valley, in Riverside County, grew rapidly overnight and by...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Record temperatures were set in the Southland Friday as the area entered its second day of a heatwave. Idyllwild broke a record with a high of 96 degrees, up from the 1972 record of 93. Thermal, located in the Coachella Valley, hit a high of 120 degrees breaking the record of...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The National Weather Service warned Wednesday of near-critical fire weather from Thursday through Saturday as a heatwave hits the Southland. The Weather Service warned of hot, very dry conditions, with humidity levels in the single digits, and strong gusty winds — the basic elements of fire weather, however, no red flag...
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state commissioner of public lands has ordered a statewide burn ban starting Tuesday because of hot, dry and windy weather conditions. Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz said the order issued Tuesday will remain in effect through Sept. 30 unless fire conditions improve. The ban covers all 12 million...
    Firefighters on Friday continued to make progress against two major wildfires burning in Lassen County, northeast of Sacramento, officials said. The 19,000-acre Gold fire was 35% contained as of early Friday, up from 15% the day before, said spokesman Jeff LaRusso of the Riverside County Fire Department, which is assisting Cal Fire in fighting...
    More severe thunderstorms are possible across the Northeast and New England Thursday – a day after wild lightning in the New York City area set a church on fire. Strong to severe storms will develop again Thursday afternoon and evening, especially along the Interstate 95 corridor from New York to Boston. Damaging winds will be...
    ADIN, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battled forest fires in northeastern California on Wednesday amid red flag weather conditions. The Gold Fire ballooned to nearly 22 square miles (57 square kilometers) in Lassen County, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. The blaze south of the small Modoc County community of Adin was just...
    SUSANVILLE, Lassen County (CBS SF) – The Hog Fire continued to burn through heavy forest in Northeastern California, as firefighters contended with more unusual weather while battling the massive wildfire. Cal Fire announced early Wednesday morning that the fire has burned 9,420 acres (14.71 square miles) near Susanville in Lassen County and is 9 percent...
    SUSANVILLE, Lassen County (CBS SF) – The Hog Fire burning in Northeastern California continued to burn overnight, tearing through thousands of acres and even creating its own weather. According to Cal Fire, the fire burning west of Susanville in Lassen County has burned about 8,000 acres and is 5 percent contained as of Tuesday morning....
    A thunderstorm that lit up the skies in Maine last week also caused a spectacle on the ground. The Wales Fire Department said on Facebook it responded last Wednesday to a lightning strike on a tree on Leeds Junction Road, about 20 miles southwest of Augusta. Severe thunderstorms were reported in the area around the time of the strike. LIGHTNING DEATHS DROP...
    DENVER (AP) — Firefighters are hoping to take advantage of cooler weather on Tuesday to stop the spread of a wildfire that has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people in the foothills west of Denver. The Elephant Butte Fire started Monday afternoon and is burning in rugged and steep terrain west of Evergreen. No...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The combination of cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity, a chance for rain, and generally light winds should greatly assistance Colorado firefighters battling the Elephant Butte Fire just west of Evergreen on Tuesday. (source: CBS) A summer cold front that sweep into Colorado from the northeast early Tuesday morning will bring favorable weather...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The combination of cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity, a chance for rain, and generally light winds should greatly assistance firefighters battling the fire just west of Evergreen on Tuesday. (source: CBS) A summer cold front that sweep into Colorado from the northeast early Tuesday morning will bring favorable weather for the...
    DENVER (CBS4) – An area of disturbed weather will cross Colorado today and that will create more widespread cloud cover than we’ve seen in recent days. It will also mean the chance for scattered afternoon storms and some of those could be strong to severe along and east of Interstate 25. Unfortunately many will...
    We are on day six of temperatures above 90 degrees here in Denver. This doesn’t look to end any time in the near future, we could still have about two more weeks of 90 degree or above temperatures. While we stay hot and dry, fire danger stays extremely high as well. Red Flag Warnings will...
    Firefighters continued to make progress Tuesday in their battle to contain a nearly 1,500-acre blaze in the Santa Clarita Valley, but officials are warning that hot and windy weather could create challenging conditions this week. The Soledad fire, which has burned 1,498 acres, was 68% contained as of 7 a.m., according to the Los...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Monday tied for the hottest day so far this year in Denver with a high of 97 degrees. Tuesday should be even hotter with highs reaching at least 98 degrees but staying below the record of 102. Regardless, it will be far above normal for early July and the intense heat will...
    The hot weather has settled into Colorado, and it won’t be going away anytime soon. The Front Range and plains will spend the entire week in the mid to upper 90s, but possible could crack into the triple digits for the first time this summer on Friday. We could do it again on Saturday. Many...
    GILROY, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters battled large wildfires in Santa Clara and Los Angeles counties on Monday. A fire that has burned more than 2.3 square miles (5.1 square kilometers) north of Gilroy was 15% contained, and a smaller fire east of Morgan Hill was 70% contained, KRON-TV reported. Weather conditions in that region...
    DENVER (CBS4) – If you like hot summer weather then you’re going to love the forecast over the next several days. A large ridge of high pressure will take over Colorado’s weather pattern this week and that means at least 5-10 days with temperatures in the 90s and low 100s across the lower elevations, including...
    A weather phenomenon known as the 'ring of fire' could be experienced over central parts of the United States this July 4th weekend as temperatures soar.  A blast of heat over the Midwest portion of the nation coupled with weather systems at opposite ends of could the country could lead to some violent storms in...
    A SCORCHING Fourth of July heatwave is set to create ring of fire thunderstorms across the country this holiday weekend, experts say. The first major heat wave of the summer season will roast the United States where the baking temperatures will coincide with rising coronavirus cases. The temperature surge in Miami has coincided with Florida's...
    As the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches, we likely are entering the hottest few days this year beginning Thursday. Extreme heat and humidity will be a major story the rest of the week into the holiday weekend. Heat advisories are in effect Thursday across the central and southern Plains, where the heat index will be...
    Another day of hot weather across the Northern Plains is fueling the risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday, as the wildfire threat remains high across the Southwest. Scattered storms will return to the Plains by afternoon, bringing the risk of large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes. Strong to severe storms will develop from Nebraska through South...
    Thousands of residents in one Utah community have been forced to evacuate as a fast-spreading wildfire burned some 10,000 acres of Monday as more critical fire weather is in the forecast for the state. The city of Saratoga Springs said as of Monday morning that the Knolls Fire is about 25 percent contained and that evacuations...
    Critical fire weather returned to the Western U.S. on Monday as the central part of the country faces some scorching heat. The increased chances for wildfires are expected in Western states throughout the week. A combination of hot temperatures, low humidity, dry lightning and gusty winds will bring an elevated risk of critical fire weather across...
    A storm system that brought a dreary week to the Southeast is finally on the way out for the weekend, but the threat of severe weather returns Thursday across the Plains into the upper Midwest. Parts of the Mid-Atlantic, the Carolinas and the Ohio Valley will get wet weather and thunderstorms again Thursday as the stubborn storm system sticks around....
    Another day of wet weather is on tap Tuesday as the flood threat continues in the Southeast, and the other side of the country faces possible fire and ice. An area of low pressure that's hanging out over the Southeast will bring an additional 2 to 4 inches of rain for parts of North Carolina through Wednesday....
    Crews in Arizona managed to gain ground on Saturday night against a wildfire burning in the southern part of the state, as critical fire conditions remain throughout the region. Gusty winds, low humidity levels, and dry lightning will keep wildfire conditions elevated from the Southwest to the Southern Plains for the first half of the...
    A combination of dry weather and record heat in recent days has led to several wildfires in California, forcing some evacuations on Wednesday. Officials in Ventura County issued an evacuation order for a remote area of Piru located about 48 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles for a blaze known as the Lime Fire. The blaze...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Windy, dry weather raised fire danger in California on Monday. The National Weather Service issued Red Flag warnings for Los Angeles and Ventura counties and for the southern Sacramento and northern San Joaquin valleys. Three unspecified structures were destroyed by a weekend fire in the Winters area of Solano County and...
    PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona’s wildfire season is already in high gear, thanks in large part to human carelessness but also weather conditions last winter that produced an abundance of vegetation now serving as fire fuel. Approximately 75,000 acres (304 square kilometers) have burned as of early Wednesday, compared with approximately 10,000 acres (40 square kilometers)...
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Strong winds and dry conditions are expected to boost fire danger around New Mexico over the next couple of days. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque say they’re monitoring the potential for severe winds each afternoon and evening from Saturday through Monday. The greatest threat on Saturday...