By JESSIE L. BONNERAssociated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Firefighters gained ground on a number of wildfires across the West but struggled in southern Idaho, where winds fanned a fast-moving blaze across nearly 300 square miles of sagebrush and dry grass, authorities said Monday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A wildfire raced across 125 square miles of sagebrush and dry grass in southern Idaho in a little more than a day, with strong winds blocking fire crews from keeping it in check.
At one point, firefighters had hopes of containing the 80,000-acre blaze by Sunday evening.
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Japanese seeking information on radiation levels in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster are turning to a volunteer group founded in the U.S. that has created a detailed and constantly updated visual database online.
Sean Bonner, a Los Angeles
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Efforts to contain a large wildfire in southern Idaho by Sunday evening were dashed as winds picked up and the region's grass and sagebrush provided readily available fuel for a blaze estimated at 117 square miles.
But conditions improved elsewhere in the West, helping crews
Sunday Afternoon Update:
Due to increased
fire activity all residences immediately adjacent to the west side of Navarre
Coulee Road (HWY 971) between the HWY 97A/Navarre Coulee Road intersection and
mile post 7 on Navarre Coulee road are now in a Level 2 Evacuation notice.
By TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Firefighters around the West on Friday were taking advantage of improving weather conditions to make strides against stubborn wildfires - even containment in some locales - that have destroyed homes, forced evacuations and
By The Associated Press
REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a 1,200-acre wildfire near Redding in Northern California is now 60 percent contained after destroying two outbuildings and damaging five homes.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
By RACHEL ZOLLAP Religion Writer
The largest Presbyterian group in the United States is considering divesting from three companies over the Israeli military use of their products in the Palestinian territories.
The proposal before the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A
By MEAD GRUVERAssociated Press
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Firefighters took advantage of a lull in searing heat and shifting winds in Wyoming and Montana on Thursday to attack wildfires that have charred thousands of acres and forced dozens of residents to flee their homes
By MEAD GRUVER and THOMAS PEIPERTAssociated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1:
Spending almost a week in an evacuation shelter as a single mother of three young children gets old.
On Sunday, 26-year-old