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How wildfires can impact soil and cause it to repel water [Video]

How wildfires can impact soil and cause it to repel water

In 2020, historic fires raged across Colorado, and while firefighters and Mother Nature extinguished the flames, Coloradans are now dealing with the aftermath as rain sparks mudslides, flash floods,..

Credit: 7News - The Denver Channel     Duration: 02:12Published
A day in the life of a firefighter battling the Granite Pass Complex fire [Video]

A day in the life of a firefighter battling the Granite Pass Complex fire

A day in the life of a firefighter battling the Granite Pass Complex fire

Credit: KPAX - Western Montana     Duration: 01:46Published
Wildfires blasting through West are bringing smoke to Virginia [Video]

Wildfires blasting through West are bringing smoke to Virginia

Out-of-state crews are heading to Montana to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the West struggles with a series of fires that have ravaged rural lands and destroyed homes. Authorities..

Credit: WTVR - Scripps     Duration: 01:18Published
WEB EXTRA: Fire Rescue Crew Drives Down Road Surrounded By Wildfire [Video]

WEB EXTRA: Fire Rescue Crew Drives Down Road Surrounded By Wildfire

Here’s the moment a fire rescue crew drove down a road surrounded by flames from the Tamarack wildfire in Nevada. Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue shared the video Friday (7/23) and said the engine was..

Credit: CBS4 Miami     Duration: 00:29Published
Dixie Fire Explodes In Size; New Evacuation Orders Issued [Video]

Dixie Fire Explodes In Size; New Evacuation Orders Issued

The Dixie Fire is now the largest wildfire in California so far this year.

Credit: CBS 13 Sacramento     Duration: 01:51Published
AAA Insurance - Wildfires [Video]

AAA Insurance - Wildfires

Wildfire season is back and AAA Insurance expert Skyler McKinley has the info you need to stay prepared and protected.

Credit: 7News - The Denver Channel     Duration: 02:43Published
Wildfire becomes national concern as more Wise River homes threatened [Video]

Wildfire becomes national concern as more Wise River homes threatened

The wildfires burning near Wisdom and Wise River have become a national priority.

Credit: KPAX - Western Montana     Duration: 01:02Published
National Guard called up to help battle Montana wildfires [Video]

National Guard called up to help battle Montana wildfires

Two Montana National Guard helicopter units will be assigned to help fight wildfires in the state, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Thursday.

Credit: KPAX - Western Montana     Duration: 00:36Published
The Full Buck Moon Could Turn Red This Weekend Due to Wildfire Smoke [Video]

The Full Buck Moon Could Turn Red This Weekend Due to Wildfire Smoke

The Full Buck Moon may appear red in skies across America this weekend due to wildfire smoke polluting the air. Veuer’s Johana Restrepo has more.

Credit: Veuer     Duration: 00:50Published
Forecast Shows Wildfire Smoke Turning Toward Bay Area [Video]

Forecast Shows Wildfire Smoke Turning Toward Bay Area

Wildfires burning in California, Oregon and western Nevada could impact the Bay Area this weekend. Team coverage. (7-22-21)

Credit: CBS 5 SF KPIX     Duration: 03:03Published
Bree's Evening Forecast: Thurs., July 22, 2021 [Video]

Bree's Evening Forecast: Thurs., July 22, 2021

An Air Quality Alert remains in effect for much of the mid-state as smoke from wildfires out west moves through the country.

Credit: NewsChannel 5 Nashville     Duration: 03:45Published
Extreme heat roasts Christmas trees in Oregon [Video]

Extreme heat roasts Christmas trees in Oregon

The destruction wrought by the extreme heat and wildfires raging across Oregon includes all kinds of farms - including one that grows trees for the Christmas season. Gavino Garay has the story.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:50Published
RAW: Video from Inside Cab of UC Davis Fire Truck Battling Tamarack Fire [Video]

RAW: Video from Inside Cab of UC Davis Fire Truck Battling Tamarack Fire

UC Davis Fire Chief Nathan Trauernicht shared the intense, "heart-stopping" video taken from the inside of Brush Truck 34 as crews tried to save a housing development from the Tamarack Fire (video..

Credit: CBS 5 SF KPIX     Duration: 00:14Published
Fire Watch: Tamarack Fire Crosses Into Nevada [Video]

Fire Watch: Tamarack Fire Crosses Into Nevada

Firefighters are continuing to battle wildfires across California.

Credit: CBS 13 Sacramento     Duration: 00:37Published
PG&E to Move 10,000 Miles of Power Lines Underground in Wildfire-Prone Areas [Video]

PG&E to Move 10,000 Miles of Power Lines Underground in Wildfire-Prone Areas

PG&E to Move, 10,000 Miles of Power Lines, Underground in Wildfire-Prone Areas. PG&E's intent is to prevent its electrical grid from sparking additional wildfires. PG&E's intent is to prevent its..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 01:08Published
Western US. seeing wildfires, extreme flooding [Video]

Western US. seeing wildfires, extreme flooding

As crews in Kern County work to get a handle on the Peak Fire there are growing concerns throughout the Western United States. Areas not only seeing wildfires but flash flooding in some parts caused by..

Credit: 23ABC News | Bakersfield     Duration: 02:03Published
Gianforte receives briefing on Montana wildfires [Video]

Gianforte receives briefing on Montana wildfires

Credit: KTVQ - Billings Scripps     Duration: 00:34Published
Fire Watch: PG&E Aims To Bury Power Lines, Forest Service Criticized For Response To Tamarack Fire [Video]

Fire Watch: PG&E Aims To Bury Power Lines, Forest Service Criticized For Response To Tamarack Fire

The latest on the wildfires burning in California.

Credit: CBS 13 Sacramento     Duration: 01:20Published
Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan to bury thousands of miles of power lines could cost $1 billion [Video]

Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan to bury thousands of miles of power lines could cost $1 billion

The Northern California utility this week announced its intentions to move 10,000 miles of lines underground — after its above-ground infrastructure has been blamed for sparking several massive..

Credit: KTXL     Duration: 01:38Published
Two-dozen Utah firefighters head to Montana to help with wildfires [Video]

Two-dozen Utah firefighters head to Montana to help with wildfires

Credit: KSTU - Scripps     Duration: 02:52Published
Haze From Western Wildfires Spreads to East Coast Prompting Health Warnings [Video]

Haze From Western Wildfires Spreads to East Coast Prompting Health Warnings

Haze From Western Wildfires Spreads to East Coast , Prompting Health Warnings. Wildfire smoke from Canada and the Western United States stretched across North America this week. 'The New York..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 01:36Published
Wildfires impact Indiana air quality [Video]

Wildfires impact Indiana air quality

A two-day air quality alert was issued for Indiana due to wildfire smoke coming from the western part of the country and southern Canada.

Credit: RTV6 The Indy Channel     Duration: 02:48Published
Western fires continue amid potential tropical mischief along SE Atlantic coast [Video]

Western fires continue amid potential tropical mischief along SE Atlantic coast

Air quality across the midwest will be impacted b the ongoing western wildfires, while the east coast clears out from a recent cold front. We are also monitoring potential tropical development off the..

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 02:42Published
Wildfire Smoke Revealed To Be More Damaging Than Originally Believed [Video]

Wildfire Smoke Revealed To Be More Damaging Than Originally Believed

Researchers are now revealing the damaging risk that comes with smoke exposure, from asthma to lead poisoning, and it all began with what was at the time the worst fire on record in California...

Credit: CBS 5 SF KPIX     Duration: 02:11Published
PG&E Announces Major Initiative To Bury Power Lines In Wildfire Areas [Video]

PG&E Announces Major Initiative To Bury Power Lines In Wildfire Areas

Pacific Gas and Electric officials on Wednesday announced a multi-year effort to bury power lines in areas of California where the wildfire risk is the highest. Wilson Walker reports. (7/21/21)

Credit: CBS 5 SF KPIX     Duration: 03:35Published

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Around 10,000 acres around the island's historic Montiferru area have already been destroyed in what officials called "an unprecedented disaster."
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The wild Dixie fire continues to spread and devour homes across California as the state struggles to contain over half a dozen large fires. 
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Rugged terrain, hot and dry conditions: The American West is a tinderbox set aflame

The Dixie Fire in California was one of at least 88 major wildfires raging across 13 states. The fire has destroyed more than 20 homes and buildings.
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Hundreds evacuated as wildfires rage on Sardinia

Nearly 400 people have been evacuated after wildfires raged Sunday on the island of Sardinia.
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Wildfires spread from California to Nevada

Fire crews are battling extreme temperatures to control wildfires in California and Nevada.
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Scientists fear for wildlife in Ontario's boreal forest as wildfires get more frequent and intense

As wildfires continue to burn through northern Ontario's great expanse of boreal forest, smothering the deep greens and blues of the land, experts are keeping an eye on the hundreds of animal species..
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20 miles of North Cascades Highway closes due to wildfires

There is no way around the closure, and the closure points are staffed by emergency crews to turn drivers around.
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Nevada airport faces flight delays from jet fuel shortage

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The airport serving Nevada’s second largest metro area faces a shortage of jet fuel that could force the cancellation of cargo and passenger fights, potentially restricting the..
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Western wildfires: California blaze crosses into Nevada

The Tamarack Fire south of Lake Tahoe had burned more than 68 square miles (176 square kilometers) of timber and head-high chaparral in national forest land. It erupted on July 4 and was one of nearly..
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Extreme weather fuels Oregon wildfires; outside help sought


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Hot, gusty winds fanning flames of massive US wildfires

Gusty winds and dry, hot weather are increasing the size of dozens of wildfires scorching vast stretches of Oregon, California and other western states.
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Siberia reels under wildfires for third year in a row


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Sprawling Oregon wildfire continues to grow

The Bootleg fire, the biggest among dozens of wildfires flaring across the tinder-dry landscape of the Western United States, has scorched more than 241,000 acres - an area exceeding the land mass of..
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Wildfires in US West threaten parched Native American lands


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US: Wildfires threaten homes, land across 10 Western states


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Man-animal conflict sees spurt amid raging forest fires in Uttarakhand

The raging wildfires in the hill state have brought to the fore another problem of sorts for the authorities -- a spurt in man-animal conflict.
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According to forest officials, there are 40 active fire spots in the forests of Garhwal and Kumaon regions with Nainital, Almora, Tehri and Pauri districts being the worst-hit.
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Wildfire guts 1,300 hectare forest cover in Uttarakhand

With wildfires continuing to wreak havoc in Uttarakhand, the blaze reached the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary on Sunday and gutted around 500 trees.
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In Uttarakhand, the months of November, December and January are meant for clearing the fire lines in the forests for tackling summer wildfires. But this year, the frontline force was busy dousing the..
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From US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to the shocking death of African-American George Floyd, Facebook on Monday listed the top moments of 2020 on its platform that were sorted into six..
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