A fast-moving wildfire burning in winds gusting in excess of 50 mph (80 kph) destroyed multiple homes in a southwest Reno neighborhood Tuesday and forced the evacuation of hundreds more on the edge of the Sierra foothills.Reno Fire Chief David Cochran said as many as 500 homes were potentially threatened by the wind-driven blaze that grew to 1,500 acres (600 hectares) within 3 hours of when it broke out in brush above the neighborhood at about 1 p.m. He said multiple homes had been lost but he didn’t know how many.There were no immediate reports of any injuries.Authorities cut off power to about 7,000 customers as a precaution and several roads were closed, including the main thoroughfare of McCarran Boulevard in the Caughlin Ranch area.Reno police were assisting with evacuations and the Red Cross set up an emergency shelter at the Washoe County senior center on the north edge of … Read More
A Boulder County wildfire that destroyed at least 26 homes as it blew up in high winds last month is now fully contained, authorities say.
The CalWood fire, which sparked Oct. 17 about 17 miles west of Boulder, quickly grew to 10,100 acres and forced thousands of people to leave their homes before a late October snowstorm helped tamp it down. Crews declared it contained on Saturday, after finding no evidence of continuing heat or smoke, according to a tweet by the Boulder County Office of Emergency Management.
The cause remains under investigation.
The blaze was one of several that broke out along the Front Range last month as strong winds and dry conditions fueled record-setting fires across the state, including the two largest fires in Colorado history.
The Cameron Peak fire — which torched 208,900 acres and 224 homes, becoming the state’s largest fire ever — is 92% contained,
More than 300 homes and between 100 and 200 secondary structures like barns and garages were destroyed by the East Troublesome fire, Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin said in a statement Sunday.
Many of those who lost their homes returned to their neighborhoods for the first time on Sunday, Schroetlin said in the statement.
“I will never forget watching a family return to their house for that first time,” he said. “Parents trying to find anything they can to move forward, children trying to find that favorite toy, and each grieving in their own way.”
The sheriff said crews hope to reopen the majority of the impacted areas to the public by noon Monday, but said Highway 125 will remain closed from mile marker 5.3 to the north in both directions. No access will be allowed to the homes on either side of the highway in that stretch, he said
The two largest wildfires in Colorado’s recorded history have destroyed more than 300 homes and hundreds of additional structures, including detached garages, barns and sheds.
The Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires were among the Colorado wildfires blanketed in snow and tamed by wintery weather on Sunday and Monday. The pause brought by the storm allowed firefighters and other emergency responders to access areas that had been off limit to conduct structure-damage assessments.
Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin on Tuesday said assessment team members have identified “about 100 or so” homes destroyed by the East Troublesome fire in a new round of assessments over the past couple of days, efforts that are still ongoing.
“We’re finding more every direction we turn around,” Schroetlin said.
In Larimer County, sheriff’s officials have confirmed the Cameron Peak fire destroyed 426 structures, including 209 residences and 108 out buildings. Twenty-four of the destroyed homes
Here’s the tally of homes and other buildings destroyed by Oregon’s devastating September wildfires that killed nine people and burned more than 1 million acres.
An Oregon Office of Emergency Management dashboard shows that at least 4,009 homes were destroyed in eight counties, from 2,364 in Jackson County to 11 in Klamath County.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state have awarded millions of dollars in aid and other initiatives to help fire victims.
Buildings were destroyed in the Afatli and Garadaghli villages of Azerbaijan’s Aghdam district and in Khojavend, also known as Martuni, in Nagorno-Karabakh on October 18 after a ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia was broken, reports said.
News reports said both Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other of breaking the ceasefire “within minutes” of its official start on Sunday.
Two days previous, on October 17, at least 13 people were reportedly killed and over 50 injured after a missile struck a residential area of Ganja, Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev blamed Armenian forces fighting the Azerbaijani military for control of Nagorno-Karabakh and promised revenge. According to the Associated Press, the Armenian Defense Ministry denied carrying out the attack, though allied separatist officials in Nagorno-Karabakh did not issue such a denial.
Footage filmed by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on October 19 shows damaged and destroyed buildings within areas controlled by both Azerbaijan
At least four new wildfires sparked over the weekend in Colorado and Utah during what has been a record-breaking fire season in the western US.
More than 8.3 million acres have burned across the country this year, according to the National Fire Interagency Center.
In Colorado, fireghters battled the CalWood and Lefthand Canyon fires in Boulder county over the weekend, bringing the latter to full containment within a day. Those blazes arose as responders continue to fight the Cameron Peak fire, the largest wildfire in state history,
Two new fires spark in Colorado
The fast-moving CalWood Fire in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains quickly grew to nearly 9,000 acres after sparking in Boulder county Saturday.
“This is actually the biggest wildfire in Boulder County history,” Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Division