2013 photo of the Alder Fire in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Mike Lewelling, National Park Service

2013 photo of the Alder Fire in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Mike Lewelling, National Park Service. CC-2.0
Over the last century, climate has been the most important factor controlling burned acreage, with hot dry summers (especially when preceded by wet winters) being particularly prone to wildfire.

The following news feed will bring you the most recent fire alerts across the county. It is a live-as-it-happens update from Google News, so We hope this will help you protect yourself and your family.

Please don’t wait until your life is at risk. Put an evacuation plan in place and make sure everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency.

Google Alert - Wildfire

Wildfire Burns Near Eagar In Eastern Arizona

State and local fire crews are fighting a wildfire in eastern Arizona. The Transfer Station Fire was discovered around noon Thursday and has grown to ...
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Posted: October 20, 2017, 5:50 am

California's Wildfire Losses Are Estimated at Over $1 Billion, Insurance Officials Say

The California Department of Insurance said on Thursday its preliminary estimate for insured wildfire losses was $1.05 billion, based on claims ...
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Posted: October 20, 2017, 3:00 am

Crews prepare wildfire burn scars for rainy season

Mountain towns, the foothills and Sacramento Valley will experience the first widespread rain and snow event of the season Thursday night and Friday ...
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Posted: October 20, 2017, 12:52 am

State Health Officer Urges Caution During Wildfire Cleanup

Ash from trees burned in wildfires is relatively nontoxic and similar to ash that might be found in your fireplace. However, ash from burned homes and ...
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Posted: October 20, 2017, 12:49 am

Officials ID 4 killed in Yuba County wildfire

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of the victims,” the Yuba County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. The wildfire, called the ...
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Posted: October 20, 2017, 12:36 am

Wildfire burning near eastern Arizona communities

A wildfire has burned nearly 2,500 acres near the towns of Eagar and Springerville in eastern Arizona, officials said Thursday. The Department of ...
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Posted: October 19, 2017, 11:48 pm

California wildfire losses exceed $1 billion, insurance commissioner says

California's recent wildfires have caused more than $1 billion in damage, according to a preliminary estimate Thursday from the state's insurance ...
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Posted: October 19, 2017, 11:37 pm

Rain helps Arizona firefighters gain control over wildfire near Eagar

Arizona State Forestry officials say the wildfire was discovered shortly after noon Thursday and had charred an estimated 3.9 square miles in a few ...
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Posted: October 19, 2017, 11:14 pm

The Hill: Senators introduce bipartisan bill to combat wildfires

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Thursday to address severe wildfires in the West. The legislation establishes a strategy for combating ...
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Posted: October 19, 2017, 11:00 pm

Wildfire Threat Exists All Year in Northern Nevada

Several local agencies gathered together on Thursday to discuss the wildfire damage that has happened in Nevada this year. In 2017, there have ...
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Posted: October 19, 2017, 10:52 pm

Boy, 15, charged after teens allegedly giggled while setting Oregon wildfire

OREGON – A 15-year-old boy faces charges after a wildfire tore through Oregon's Hood River County. The fire, which destroyed 10,000 acres, started ...
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Posted: October 19, 2017, 10:52 pm

State Health Officer Urges Caution During Wildfire Cleanup

Ash from trees burned in wildfires is relatively nontoxic and similar to ash that might be found in your fireplace. However, ash from burned homes and ...
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Posted: October 19, 2017, 10:41 pm

Wildfire victim: Marilyn Ress gave to others until her dying day

National Park Service kills new rules for dog access in GGNRA · Wildfire victim: Marilyn Ress gave to others until her dying day - Photo ...
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Posted: October 19, 2017, 10:31 pm

Boy, 15, charged in wildfire that devastated scenic Oregon gorge

Boy, 15, charged in wildfire that devastated scenic Oregon gorge ... Wildfire as seen from near Stevenson, Wash., burning in the Columbia River ...
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Posted: October 19, 2017, 10:18 pm

NASA Map of Wildfire Damage Helps California Recovery Effort

NASA is using information from Earth-observing satellites to assist in recovery efforts following a series of devastating wildfires in Northern California.
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Posted: October 19, 2017, 9:45 pm

It's Impossible to Prevent Wildfires. So How Do We Prepare?

“Are we done with wildfires around here?” a 6th-grade student asked me in 2015 as we sat around a campfire one wet September day and discussed ...
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Posted: October 19, 2017, 9:40 pm

HUD offers disaster relief to California wildfire victims

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday it will offer relief to disaster victims of the recent California wildfires.
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Posted: October 19, 2017, 9:33 pm

California Wildfire Kills Teenager And Seriously Burns His Family

Only three members of the Shepherd family of Redwood Valley, California, were able to escape a wildfire near their home on Monday, and are now ...
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Posted: October 19, 2017, 9:22 pm

California wildfire losses top $1 billion

The cost of the damage from the California wildfires will top $1 billion, per the state's insurance commissioners initial estimates, AP reports. And that ...
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Posted: October 19, 2017, 9:11 pm

California wildfire losses top $1 billion, state insurance commissioner says

California's insurance commissioner says preliminary estimates of losses from the state's recent siege of wildfires exceed $1 billion and that the figure ...
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Posted: October 19, 2017, 9:00 pm