Fire officials warn hot, dry weather and stronger winds are creating “critical fire conditions” for KNP Complex – two lightning-sparked blazes that merged on the western side of Sequoia National Park in Sierra Nevada.
More than 6,800 wildfires large and small have blackened an estimated 1.7 million acres (689,000 hectares) within California alone this season, stretching available firefighting forces and equipment dangerously thin.
Spencer Elden alleged he has suffered lifelong damages from the image used on the "Nevermind" cover.
Crews estimate the fire, which began on July 13 and destroyed a historic gold rush town and forced evacuation of thousands, will not finally be extinguished for two weeks.
The Dixie Fire has ravaged 446,723 acres in four counties, up from the previous day's 434,813. That area is larger than Los Angeles, and has surpassed the sweep of the vast Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon.
A long-term drought that scientists say is driven by climate change has left the western United States parched and vulnerable to explosive and highly destructive fires.
The Dixie Fire is the sixth biggest in the state’s history and is still spreading due to hot, bone-dry, gusty weather.
Officials in northern California warn residents of two communities in the path of the raging blaze to evacuate immediately as high winds whipped the flames onwards.
According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Dixie fire has gained ground and was only 21 percent contained as of Sunday.
California's governor is asking for voluntary water conservation, which would include things like taking shorter showers, running dishwashers only when they are full and reducing the frequency of watering lawns.
Britney Spears loses an appeal against a guardianship arrangement that gives her father control of her affairs, US media reports a week after the star made a plea to end the “abusive” conservatorship.
When the statue was unveiled, protesters including the Women's March Foundation chanted that it was misogynistic and exploitative. Its location also rankled critics.
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