Apr 14, 2014 — At least a dozen people were killed and more than 2,000 homes destroyed by a large fire that wreaked havoc Saturday and Sunday in the city of Valparaiso. Some 10,000 people have evacuated their homes.
Oct 23, 2013 — Dozens of blazes are still burning in the mountains and other areas around Sydney. But aggressive efforts by firefighters kept things from getting worse on Wednesday.
Aug 29, 2013 — Though the massive fire around Yosemite National Park is now 30 percent contained, it will take more time to surround the blaze. Meanwhile, smoke is making the air unhealthy to breathe across a large area of Northern California and Nevada.
Aug 27, 2013 — California Air National Guard crews battling the huge blaze have taken some amazing videos as they pass over the flames and smoke.
Aug 15, 2013 — The number of acres burned this wildfire season is nearly half of what it was this time last year, though the most active period hasn't yet begun in parts of the West. By one tragic measure, however, 2013 has been one of the grimmest seasons in years.
Jun 13, 2013 — Around 360 homes near Colorado Springs had been destroyed by midday Thursday. The wildfire there is one of several burning across the state. Two bodies were recovered Thursday in the burn area of the Black Forest fire near the city.
Jun 2, 2013 — Forecasters expect some rain, but high winds are making fighting the fire difficult. The fires have already charred thousands of acres and threaten thousands of homes.
Jul 10, 2012 — Firefighters have been able to make progress against blazes in other Western states. But the Kinyon Road Fire in Idaho has doubled in size since Sunday.
Jul 5, 2012 — Though there's some good news about progress fighting fires in the West and restoring power in the East, that's small comfort to millions who are still suffering.
Jul 3, 2012 — Many towns, counties and cities are canceling fireworks celebrations or banning personal use of fireworks. But the show is set to go on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Want to get in a patriotic mood? Check the PBS video from 2007.