West coast wildfires continue to grow: 500,000 people in Oregon forced to flee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Historic fires are raging across the western United States ahead of what scientists say is the typical peak of wildfire season. The staggering scale of California’s wildfires in 2020 continues to grow. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says as of Thursday wildfires have scorched nearly 4,844 square miles […]

Explosive wildfires across California stoked by fierce winds

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires raged unchecked across parts of the Western U.S. on Wednesday, with gusty winds forecast to drive flames into new ferocity. In California, Diablo winds in the north and Santa Ana winds in the south were stoking unprecedented numbers of fires that have already grown explosively. In Washington, more acres burned […]

West coast wildfires already impacting Northeast Ohio

The west coast wildfires have already started impacting Northeast Ohio, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS says smoke will continue to filter through the skies across the midwest, Ohio Valley and Great Lakes region. FOX 8 Meteorologist AJ Colby says the winds aloft has a lot to do with the steering smoke.

Newsfeed Now: Remembering 9/11; Wildfires rage on in the West

Weekdays at 11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you’ll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends. (KARK/NEXSTAR) – Events marking the September 11th anniversary are being scaled-back this year in Lower […]

Lawmakers discuss federal aid headed west for wildfires

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The unprecedented wave of wildfires ravaging through the West Coast has scientists seeking answers and lawmakers pushing for more aid. Chief Scientist at the National Wildlife Federation Dr. Bruce Stein said the amount of acreage that usually burns in California each year is around 200,000 acres. In 2020, there has been more […]

Hurricane-force winds kick up Pacific Northwest wildfires

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hurricane-force winds and high temperatures kicked up wildfires across parts of the Pacific Northwest over the Labor Day weekend, burning hundreds of thousands of acres and mostly destroying the small town of Malden in eastern Washington. “Today alone, almost 300,000 acres in Washington have burned,″ Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary […]

Biden in Delaware to discuss climate change as wildfires take campaign focus

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden are focusing the presidential campaign on the wildfire-scorched West Coast, with Trump meeting fire officials in California on Monday while Biden declares the fires underscore an urgent need to address climate change. The dueling events just seven weeks before Election Day mark a stark […]

Newsfeed Now: Tracking Sally; Wildfires rage on the West Coast

Weekdays at 11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you’ll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends. (KARK/NEXSTAR) – Tropical Storm Sally is the eighteenth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane […]

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