The Thomas Fire in Southern California is on it's way to being the largest in the state's history. Fourteen days in, the flames continue to burn in bone dry, windy conditions. It's burning above the wealthy areas of Santa Barbara County, it's only 40 percent contained and will likely burn for days to come.
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Wildfire managers in Nevada say extensive growth of cheat grass from a very wet winter, combined with high winds, extremely low humidity and unusually hot weather has created a perfect storm for explosive rangeland fires.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Windy, dry conditions that have raised the threat of wildfires in Nevada has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for most of the northern half of the state into Tuesday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 1,500 firefighters continue to battle a half-dozen large wildfires in northern Nevada, including one that forced the evacuation of a gold mine and is threatening sage grouse habitat.
All told, the fires have burned nearly 300 square miles of mostly rangeland.