A rideshare company quoted a fee of more than $1,500 to be transported from the smoke-choked ski resort at Heavenly Valley to the Reno-Tahoe airport, about eight times the going rate. California law generally prohibits businesses from raising prices by more than 10% following a state or local emergency declaration.
Better weather on Thursday helped the battle against a huge California wildfire threatening communities around Lake Tahoe, but fire commanders warned firefighters to be prepared for ongoing dangers.
Thick smoke from the Caldor Fire enveloped the city of South Lake Tahoe, which was all but deserted during a summer week usually bustling with tourists.
Three Wisconsin National Guard Black Hawk helicopters and 23 soldiers will assist California and Washington as the states battle wildfires.
Hell came to Greenville, an historic Plumas County gold rush era town 80 miles northeast of Paradise. "We lost Greenville tonight," U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa, who represents the area, said in an emotional Facebook video. "There’s just no words."
A California firefighter captured shocking footage of a large fire tornado blaze through Plumas National Forest.
Gusts also hindered containment efforts and the problem could get worse with the predicted arrival of pyrocumulus clouds — literally meaning “fire clouds ” — which can bring lightning and the risk of new ignitions.
Satellite video shows the impact of the Dixie fire which has reached 197,487 acres and is only 22% contained as of July 26.
A dramatic fire whirl was caught on camera near the California and Nevada state line, where the Tamarack Fire continues to burn and grow.
The buck moon may glow reddish-orange this week because of smoke particles traveling from the 13 fires raging across the western United States. Here’s how you can view this month’s full moon.
Pacific Gas & Electric equipment may have been involved in the start of the big Dixie Fire burning in the Sierra Nevada, the nation's largest utility reported to California regulators.
Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #110 on Monday, April 5 declaring a State of Emergency in response to elevated wildfire conditions throughout our state.
If they had been U.S. citizens, they would have simply finished their sentences and gone home.
Bounchan Keola has asked for a pardon from his prison sentence, showing that he has changed for the better and that his service to the state battling wildfires should count for something.
A biologist with the Wildlife Disaster Network described the big cat's journey as the "ultimate success story".
Colorado broke the record for its largest wildfires on record twice this season, with the top fire burning over 203,520 acres.
Mandatory evacuations are underway in some parts as wildfires continue to spread.
Snow is falling in parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota today, but something is a little unusual about the color of the snow.