Evacuations

The Ranch Fire burns over a residential area, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Azusa, Calif. Heat wave conditions were making difficult work for fire crews battling brush fires and wildfires across Southern California. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Associated Press
August 14, 2020 - 10:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bone-dry vegetation fueled three wildfires near Los Angeles amid warnings Friday that the risk of new blazes erupting was high as temperatures spike and humidity levels drop during a statewide heat wave. A huge forest fire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles flared up...
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A firefighting helicopter (TOP C) flies over the Lake Fire on August 12, 2020 in Lake Hughes, California.
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Associated Press
August 14, 2020 - 5:58 am
Crews scrambled to protect homes from a huge wildfire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles, and officials warned the blaze could flare up again Thursday as a blistering heat wave descended on California.
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A firefighter watches as a helicopter drops water on the Lake Hughes fire in Angeles National Forest on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, north of Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Associated Press
August 13, 2020 - 11:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Light winds and scattered thundershowers early Thursday were helping to calm the flames of a huge wildfire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles, and firefighters hoped to reign in the blaze before temperatures spike later in the day. An enormous plume of smoke was...
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A firefighting helicopter (TOP C) flies over the Lake Fire on August 12, 2020 in Lake Hughes, California.
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Associated Press
August 13, 2020 - 5:38 am
Crews struggled Thursday to reign in a Southern California wildfire that exploded in size in a matter of hours north of Los Angeles, prompting evacuation orders for about 100 homes and other buildings as it tore through forest land.
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People walk on the flooded Sea Mountain Highway in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., as Isaias neared the Carolinas on Monday night, Aug. 3, 2020. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)
Associated Press
August 04, 2020 - 1:28 am
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Isaias has been downgraded down to a tropical storm after making landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, according to an official with the National Hurricane Center. The hurricane had touched down just after 11 p.m. on Monday with maximum sustained...
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Firefighters work against the Apple Fire near Banning, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Associated Press
August 03, 2020 - 9:43 pm
BANNING, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles that has forced thousands of people from their homes was sparked by a malfunctioning diesel vehicle, fire officials said Monday. The vehicle spewed burning carbon from its exhaust system, igniting several fires Friday on Oak Glen...
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Terry Crabtree finishes boarding up the entrance to Downeast Marine in Otway, N.C. as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)
Associated Press
August 03, 2020 - 8:15 pm
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Coastal shops and restaurants closed early, power began to flicker at oceanfront hotels and even the most adventurous of beachgoers abandoned the sand Monday night as newly restrengthened Hurricane Isaias sped toward the Carolinas. The U.S. National Hurricane Center...
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An air tanker drops retardant in Banning, Calif. as the Apple Fire burns on Sunday, August 2, 2020.
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Associated Press
August 03, 2020 - 6:43 am
Evacuation orders remained in place early Monday for thousands of people after a wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles exploded in size and forced crews to battle flames in triple-digit heat.
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Elizabeth Whittemore (from left), along with her father James, sister Jordan and mother Susan, stand at the end of the South Jetty in Fort Pierce on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, watch the waves crash over the rocks brought by the high winds of Tropical Storm Isaias churning off the coast. (Patrick Dove/TCPalm.com via AP)
Associated Press
August 02, 2020 - 7:59 pm
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida's east coast Sunday, with the tropical storm strengthening slightly and forecast to be near hurricane strength by the time it reaches the Carolinas. Officials dealing with surging cases of the coronavirus in Florida kept a close...
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Daytona Beach, Fla., is crowded with beachgoers Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. Isaias is expected to return to hurricane strength as it nears Florida. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
August 01, 2020 - 8:03 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it blew through the Bahamas on Saturday and churned toward the Florida coast, threatening to complicate efforts to contain the coronavirus in places were cases are surging. Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm...
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