Latest November 2007 California wildfire Stories
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters are close to containing a 53-square-mile wildfire that has destroyed more than 20 homes in the mountains outside Yosemite National Park. Fire officials say the blaze was about 90 percent contained Saturday afternoon. All evacuation orders have been lifted.
By The Associated Press REDDING, Calif.
By Deb Riechmann Associated Press REDDING, Calif. -- President Bush offered federal help and encouragement Thursday to some of the 25,000 firefighters working under a blazing sun to contain wildfires that make up the single largest fire event ever recorded in California.
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state Gov. Christine Gregoire declared a wildfire emergency in the northwestern state on Friday and said the National Guard may have to be called up to help fight the blazes. "We face a siege of wildfire across our state," Gregoire said.
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