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Blistering hot temperatures will blast the normally tepid Pacific Northwest again Thursday as dozens of wildfires burn across large sections of the western United States.

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High winds fueling Colo. wildfireupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 07:03:00

Rob Marciano reports on the weather conditions preventing first responders from containing the Colorado wildfire.

Colorado fire 'smacks you in the face'updated: Wed Jun 27 2012 18:02:00

Neighborhoods in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are evacuated as the Waldo Canyon wildfire continues to spread.

Help for wildfire evacuees and first respondersupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 18:02:00

A raging wildfire has forced 32,000 residents to evacuate their homes near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Extreme heat and winds gusting to 65 mph fueled the Waldo Canyon Fire as it broke through containment lines Tuesday afternoon.

Evacuees watch and hope homes remainupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 17:41:00

Thousands of Colorado residents are being forced to abandon their homes as wildfires spread. CNN's Jim Spellman reports.

New app tracks Colorado wildfiresupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 17:26:00

"Uh-oh, I smell smoke again, hang on ..."

Fast-growing wildfire breaches lines, moves into Colorado Cityupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 23:05:00

A wind-fueled wildfire of epic proportions breached fire lines Tuesday and entered Colorado Springs, Colorado, prompting at least 32,000 new evacuations in the city and at the U.S. Air Force Academy, authorities said.

Wildfire photographer works amid chaosupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 05:34:00

Photographer Kari Greer's images reveal the grueling, thankless fight done by America's wildfire heroes.

Wildfires burn across Colorado, Utah; force more than 10,000 from homesupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 05:34:00

Hot, dry and windy conditions -- which have fueled rampaging wildfires across Colorado and forced more than 10,000 people from their homes -- will continue to plague the region through at least midweek.

Frustrations boil over as Texas wildfires turn up the heatupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 19:29:00

Texas is in urgent need of a federal disaster declaration to help respond to wildfires throughout the state, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said Friday.

Dozens of wildfires burn in Texasupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 21:32:00

CNN's Jim Spellman reports on the worst fire season in years in Texas as multiple fires continue to burn.

Texas wildfires scorch homes; death toll climbs to 4updated: Tue Sep 06 2011 21:32:00

A raging wildfire near Austin, Texas, killed two people, officials said Tuesday, as firefighters fought to gain the upper hand against flames, wind and fatigue.

Wildfires continue to plague Texasupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 14:34:00

High winds fan the flames of a wildfire that has destroyed 300 homes and thousands of acres near Austin, Texas.

Strong winds whip up wildfires in central Texasupdated: Mon Sep 05 2011 07:42:00

Strong winds whipped up several wildfires in central Texas Sunday, threatening homes and forcing some residents to evacuate.

Wildfires force evacuations in TX, OKupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 18:06:00

Firefighters struggle to tame wildfires in Oklahoma and Texas, forcing families to evacuate. Melissa Rainey reports.

Residents evacuated as firefighters battle blaze in parched Texasupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 11:01:00

High winds whipped up a spreading wildfire in northern Texas on Wednesday as firefighters battled several blazes across the tinder-dry state.

Wildfires burn across the Southupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 16:02:00

A new fire in Texas forced home evacuations and consumed hundreds of acres, while fires in other states in the Southwest and Southeast challenged firefighters' efforts to contain them.

Texas fires force evacuationsupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 23:54:00

KTRK reports three brush fires near Houston, Texas, forcing residents to evacuate.

Arizona wildfires pose extreme riskupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 12:28:00

Arizona firefighters face some of the worst weather conditions of the season as they battle a massive wildfire.

Firefighters catch small break after brutal weekendupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 12:28:00

Thousands of firefighters battling to control dangerous wildfires in Arizona will get a small measure of relief this week as winds calm and humidity levels rise, the National Weather Service said Monday.

Fresh evacuations as southern Arizona fire jumps highway, canyonupdated: Sun Jun 19 2011 22:31:00

Hundreds of firefighters fought to control several dangerous blazes in Arizona, fighting to make progress even as expanded evacuations and power outages signalled that the battle was far from over.

Winds hinder battle against Southwest wildfiresupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 19:29:00

A wind-fed fire in southern Arizona grew dramatically Friday, racing down from canyons and gobbling parched grasslands and brush.

Nearly 400 wildfires burning in lightning-hammered Floridaupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 16:12:00

As many as 30 to 40 new wildfires have been breaking out daily in Florida amid persistent dry conditions, fire officials said Wednesday.

Wildfire warning in Arizonaupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 20:30:00

HLN's Bob Van Dillen updates on the wildfire situation in Arizona.

Record-setting wildfire in Arizonaupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 22:54:00

KTVK's Jared Dillingham reports from Springerville, Arizona, near the spot where a massive wildfire burns.

Thousands forced to flee as Arizona wildfire ragesupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 22:54:00

A fast-moving wildfire in eastern Arizona forced the evacuation Tuesday of up to 3,000 additional people, a Red Cross official said, as crews continued to battle the blaze.

Wildfires continue to rage in Arizonaupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 21:02:00

One of the largest wildfires in Arizona history threatened mountain retreats and spread ash and smoke as far away as Albuquerque, New Mexico, more than 200 miles away, officials said Saturday.

Wildfire ravages home but spares family roostersupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 15:52:00

A fast-moving wildfire ravaged Lonnie Creswell's life in a matter of minutes.

Firefighters battle to contain Texas wildfiresupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 17:33:00

Crews bolstered by out-of-state help worked in Texas on Monday to contain large wildfires responsible for destroying close to 100 homes and other structures, officials said.

Midland wildfire prompts evacuationsupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 12:14:00

Firefighters are evacuating everyone living south of I-20 in Midland, Texas, as a huge wildfire burns.

New Texas fires quickly contained, but big blazes still out of controlupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 12:14:00

Once fearing one of the worst days in the state's history for battling wildfires, Texas firefighters got the upper hand Sunday on several blazes though others remained out of their control.

Brush fire closes I-95 in Floridaupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 16:44:00

I-95 remained closed in two counties because of a fire which has scorched more than 16,000 acres and is 25% contained.

Some Texas wildfires contained; most still spreadingupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 18:33:00

Firefighters in Texas contained four wildfires and continued to fight 17 others as weather conditions Tuesday heightened the risk of the fires spreading, a forest official said.

Wildfires tear through West Texasupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 18:29:00

Residents in Lubbock, Texas, say devastating fires moved too quickly to stop. KCBD reports.

One person dead, 130,000 acres burned in Texas wildfiresupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 20:28:00

Firefighters in Texas worked Monday to contain fast-moving wildfires that had destroyed at least 60 homes, burned more than 130,000 acres, and caused an accident that killed a 5-year-old child, state forestry officials said.

Brushfires ravage Australiaupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 02:48:00

CNN's Anna Coren talks with Steve Joske from Australian Red Cross about the brushfires breaking out in Perth.

Officials: Utah wildfire 25 percent containedupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 08:41:00

A wildfire that has burned more than 4,300 acres south of Salt Lake City, Utah, is 25 percent contained, officials said Tuesday.

Some residents allowed to return home after California wildfireupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 12:20:00

Evacuation orders have been lifted for neighborhoods in the region of a massive wildfire in southern California that has destroyed at least one home, officials said Friday.

Another wildfire bedevils Coloradoupdated: Sun Sep 12 2010 22:46:00

Residents displaced by a giant wildfire near Boulder, Colorado, began returning home Sunday while, 40 miles to the north, another fire forced mandatory evacuations west of Loveland.

High winds fuel wildfires in Colorado, Oklahomaupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 22:58:00

High winds helped fuel fast-moving wildfires in Colorado and Oklahoma on Monday, prompting evacuations in both states, officials said.

Wildfires leave destruction in Russiaupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 13:42:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports on wildfires raging through parts of Russia.

Death toll rises as Russian wildfires spreadupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 13:42:00

Russian emergency services are continuing to battle spreading wildfires over large areas of the west of the country Tuesday as authorities said the death toll had risen to 40.

Wildfires force state of emergency for 500 Russian townsupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 12:40:00

Russian authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country, officials said Monday.

Firefighters gain control over wildfires in Russiaupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 05:19:00

With nearly 86,000 people evacuated from fire-ravaged regions, Russian authorities said Sunday that firefighters were gaining control over blazes sweeping across thousands of acres in western Russia.

Fires continue to rage in Californiaupdated: Sat Jul 31 2010 22:20:00

Hundreds of firefighters and more than a dozen aircraft battle a wildfire in the L.A. area as two more rage nearby.

3 wildfires burn more than 30,660 acres in Southern Californiaupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 23:03:00

With fire season under way, hundreds of firefighters -- backed up by more than a dozen aircraft -- are battling three wildfires in southern California.

Wildfires spread in Southern Californiaupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 17:00:00

A brush fire destroyed dozens of homes in a remote section of Southern California on Tuesday.

California brush fire threatens homesupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 16:21:00

Several homes in Ventura County are threatened, but firefighters have not yet ordered people to evacuate the area.

Arizona wildfire ragingupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 04:56:00

Nearly 750 homes have been evacuated as an Arizona wildfire burns more than 5,000 acres. (no audio)

California wildfire spreadsupdated: Mon Oct 05 2009 10:15:00

A 500-acre fire rages across the Lytle Creek area of San Bernardino County on Saturday.

California wildfire forces evacuations; destroys homesupdated: Mon Oct 05 2009 10:15:00

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Sunday in San Bernardino County as a fast-moving wildfire burned through a national forest, threatening homes and forcing hundreds of evacuations.

2 firefighters killed battling blaze in Los Angeles Countyupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 00:00:00

Two firefighters died Sunday battling a wildfire in Los Angeles County, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael Bryant.

High temperatures, dry conditions fuel wildfiresupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 13:11:00

Fires in central and southern California raged Saturday as triple-digit temperatures mixed with dry conditions continued to fuel the flames, torching thousands of acres and threatening scores of homes.

Greek firefighters continue to battle widespread blazesupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 13:24:00

Greek firefighters planned to continue to work through the night to contain dozens of wildfires, including a massive blaze outside Athens, authorities said.

Wildfire in Greeceupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 13:24:00

Greek firefighters attempt to contain blaze buffeted by shifting winds outside Athens.

Spanish forest fire claims sixth firefighter in weekupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 11:00:00

A firefighter who was trapped in a fast-moving forest fire in eastern Spain Tuesday and hospitalized with severe burns, died Friday near Barcelona, the Catalan regional government said on its Web site.

13,500 flee growing California fireupdated: Thu May 07 2009 19:13:00

A wind-fanned wildfire spread across 1,300 acres in Santa Barbara County, California, early Thursday, forcing 13,500 residents to evacuate and destroying at least 20 homes.

L.A. wildfire destroys homesupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 14:01:00

A Los Angeles wildfire destroyed the homes of residents of a moblile home park. KCAL's Stacey Butler reports.

California wildfiresupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 22:40:00

Two wildfires rage through California's San Fernando Valley.

Thousands who fled fires may be able to return, official saysupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 22:40:00

Officials are close to lifting the evacuation orders for thousands of people that fled raging wildfires that have torched more than 20,000 acres of Southern California terrain, Los Angeles mayor said Tuesday.

Time.com: Wildfires Near Napa Valleyupdated: Sun Oct 12 2008 02:00:00

Hundreds of firefighters are battling a wildfire that is threatening homes and wineries in California's Napa Valley

Paradise regained? Fire crews gaining on California blazeupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 13:03:00

Firefighters were making progress Thursday battling wildfires that charred 49,000 acres in Northern California and caused thousands to evacuate, a state fire official said.

Time.com: Winds Prompt California Evacuations updated: Wed Jul 09 2008 06:00:00

Thousands of residents north of Sacramento have been told to flee after erratic winds blew embers across wildfire containment lines

Fires rage in Goleta, Californiaupdated: Sat Jul 05 2008 22:54:00

Fires continue to spread in Goleta, California.

Time.com: California Firefighters Battle Blazesupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 07:45:00

No new major fires had broken out as fire crews inched closer to getting some of the largest of 1,420 blazes surrounded, according to the state Office of Emergency Services

Big Sur threatenedupdated: Sat Jun 28 2008 20:02:00

CNN's Dan Simon has the latest on a huge wildfire that continues to burn through Los Padres National Forest.

Big Sur wildfires wreak havocupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 20:47:00

Smoke climbed high into the sky Friday as firefighters struggled to contain two wildfires that combined near Big Sur in California, a fire official said.

Time.com: Calif. Wildfires Moving Toward Big Surupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 19:00:00

Hundreds of firefighters worked Thursday to protect the scenic community of Big Sur from a lightning-sparked wildfire that inched closer to historic structures after burning 16 homes

Wildfires scorch N. Californiaupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 20:29:00

California firefighters battle wildfires that forced hundreds of people from their homes in Napa County. (No audio)

California wildfiresupdated: Sun Jun 22 2008 23:39:00

Firefighters battle hundreds of wildfires including one in Napa County that led to the evacuation of about 250 homes.

Wildfires spread in Californiaupdated: Sun Jun 22 2008 08:41:00

Officials say the Trabing wildfire in Santa Cruz County, California, is composed of five separate fires.

Arizona wildfires spreadupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 22:32:00

High winds make it difficult for crews to contain a two-thousand acre wildfire near the Grand Canyon.

Warmer temperatures tied to wildfires, scientists sayupdated: Thu Oct 25 2007 15:57:00

Huge wildfires, such as the ones that have charred more than 460,000 acres this week in Southern California, are becoming more common in the Western United States, and scientists say warming trends and other climate factors may be responsible.

265,000 flee as massive wildfires char Southern Californiaupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 23:49:00

More than a dozen uncontained wildfires raged Monday across Southern California, threatening thousands of structures and forcing people to flee homes from San Diego to Malibu to Lake Arrowhead.

California brush fireupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 08:24:00

California brush fire

Wildfires burn in Idahoupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 22:09:00

Wildfires burn in Idaho

Weathering wildfiresupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 06:15:00

When are wildfires a good thing? Maybe more often than you think.

Forestry expert: 'Mixed bag' managing wildfiresupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 06:12:00

Much as wildfires spread, so has the knowledge of their causes, role in shaping the landscape, and the methods used to control them, especially in developed areas.

Drought spurs fears of active wildfire seasonupdated: Fri Mar 24 2006 17:45:00

A persistent drought, coupled with unseasonably high temperatures and gusty winds, have led to a record number of wildfires this year, and weather and fire officials say conditions are ripe for more activity this spring.

Spaniards 'too tolerant' of blazesupdated: Thu Aug 25 2005 07:21:00

Spaniards have been "too tolerant" of the 19,000 wildfires recorded nationwide this year, according to the country's environment minister.

Spain fires coming under controlupdated: Wed Aug 24 2005 10:08:00

At least six forest fires are continuing to burn in northern Spain, but authorities say only one was considered a "level 1" fire that seriously threatens people or structures.

10 fires burn across Spainupdated: Tue Aug 23 2005 08:53:00

At least 10 fires are burning across Spain -- although numerous others have been under control or extinguished -- and the Civil Guard announced it had arrested 99 people since June on suspicion of starting forest fires.

Spain: BBQ sparked deadly blazeupdated: Tue Jul 19 2005 05:56:00

An army of firefighters and aircraft in Spain is continuing to battle a forest fire that authorities believe was started by a barbecue, with hopes of bringing it under control later Tuesday, government officials said.

No letup for firefighters in Californiaupdated: Mon Jul 19 2004 12:24:00

Weather forecasters predicted little relief Monday for firefighters battling wildfires that have scorched thousands of acres and forced hundreds of people to leave their homes in California.

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