U.S. President Donald Trump has declared a “major disaster” in California

U.S. President Donald Trump has declared a "major disaster" in California and ordered federal funding to be made available to help recovery efforts in areas affected by wildfires, the White House said in a statement on Sunday. The White House said Trump had "ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and

A Seventh person died in a northern California wildfire Saturday

A seventh person died in a northern California wildfire Saturday, officials said, as a couple of other fast-growing wildfires in the state expanded by more than 25 percent overnight and continued to spread. More residents were ordered to evacuate their homes as weary firefighters endured high temperatures and gusting winds. The Carr

California and 18 other U.S. states promised to fight a Trump administration proposal to weaken fuel efficiency standards

DETROIT/WASHINGTON - California and 18 other U.S. states promised on Thursday to fight a Trump administration proposal to weaken fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks and force states into line, arguing the United States has an obligation to protect the environment for future generations. The administration billed the proposed rollback

Force of flames in U.S. West undermines to push firefighters to the edge

LOS ANGELES - California fire captain Robert Veverka and his crew arrived in Redding, California, last Thursday night as gale-force winds whipped the Carr Fire into a flaming tornado. They spent the next 30 hours trying to save homes from the flames. Veverka and his team from the California Department of

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