(LOS ANGELES) -- Climate change is making wildfires in the western United States larger and more destructive, and the effects are felt across the country, according to a study by Steve Davis, a professor of Earth systems science at the University of California Irvine.
(SAN FRANCISCO) — Wildfires swirling around California's giant sequoia trees are prompting more evacuations as they spread toward communities surrounding the forests. Residents in Ponderosa and Quaking Aspen in Tulare County have been ordered to evacuate immediately now that the Windy Fire had fanned to... Read More.
(RENO, Nev.) -- Animal advocates are urging Nevada state officials to call off this year's annual bear hunt as wildfires continue to rage across the West. Wildlife advocates say hunting season should be canceled as the wildfire situation is so dire that bears are undergoing... Read More.
(YAKUTSK, Russia) -- Gigantic wildfires are burning across Siberia on a record scale that is larger than all the fires raging this summer around the world combined. The massive blazes in Russia are fueled in part by extreme heat waves and record droughts that scientists... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Red flag warnings are persisting across parts of the West as dozens of large wildfires continue to scorch through homes and dry earth. A cold front bringing gusty winds and the possibility of thunderstorms is expected to pass through parts of southern Montana... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Gusty winds are fanning the already giant flames of wildfires scorching Western states and forcing thousands of residents to leave their homes. A frontal system moving into the region will bring winds with speeds up to 40 mph, which, combined with extremely... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Evacuation orders have been issued in several regions in the West due to spreading wildfires. Thousands of residents in Northern California and Montana were ordered to flee their homes as both new and existing wildfires neared neighborhoods. Currently, about 90 large wildfires are... Read More.
(SAN FRANCISCO) — Fire conditions in the West are worsening this week, increasing the possibility of more blazes. Currently, 90 large wildfires are burning in 12 states in the West -- at least 35 of which ignited over the weekend due to lightning strikes. Another heat... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The Pacific Northwest is bracing for another heat wave as large wildfires continue to burn through the region. While the spread of wildfires has slowed in recent days, that could soon change. Temperatures near Portland, Oregon, and Spokane, Washington, are expected to... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — Much of the United States is under an ominous, hazy sky on Tuesday as smoke spreads from the massive wildfires in the West. At least 40 million Americans are experiencing poor air quality. The hazy skies have even reached New York City. At least... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- There were at least 50 large wildfires burning more than half a million acres across 11 states on Wednesday -- mostly in the West. In Colorado, the Oil Spring and Sylvan fires in White River National Forest are the two biggest fires... Read More.
By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D.) -- Three fires burning in the Midwest are threatening hundreds of homes and have forced the closure of Mount Rushmore Memorial National Park.The Schroeder Fire, burning in Pennington County, has scorched... Read More.