Thursday, August 14 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:19:33 GMT
(Source: Monica Chavez)
The San Juan Fire straddling the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in the White Mountains continues to expand, but so does containment.More >>
Crews are working to restore the 1,220 acres in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest that were damaged by the San Juan Fire earlier this summer.More >>
GORMAN, CA (RNN) - Firefighters fought a fast-moving "pine fire" that spanned nearly 30-acres. Black smoke can be seen for miles as planes called Super Scoopers and helicopters dump water and fire retardant on the blaze.
As a result of the two-alarm fire, which started shortly after 1 p.m. PST, officials have closed one road and three homes have been evacuated, although no official evacuation order has been given. There are no injuries or damage reported at this time and an official evacuation order was not needed.
Angeles National Forest firefighters, Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies and Los Angeles County Fire Department are on scene, but KCAL reports the area is difficult for fire officials to reach.
The area is particularly arid and susceptible to fires, however California is experiencing severe drought conditions throughout the state after three years of insufficient rain and snowfall. Officials tell KCAL that dry brush may be fueling the fire.
According National Geographic, one example of California's water woes can be seen in the hydroelectric reservoir Folsom Lake in Northern California, where it reached just 17 percent of the reservoir's capacity and just 35 percent of its normal averages in 2013.
California drought conditions are also dramatically affecting farming conditions. There are 80,000 farms in the state, producing nearly half of all U.S. grown fruits, vegetables and nuts. According to CNN, the drought could have a ripple effect nationwide, with prices in grocery stores increasing by 10 percent in the next few months.
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With many out and about on lunch hour, a near-derecho force squall line with 80+ MPH winds slammed through NE Arkansas and the MO Bootheel, leaving behind damage that few have seen from straight line winds.More >>
With many out and about on lunch hour, a near-derecho force squall line with 80+ MPH winds slammed through NE Arkansas and the MO Bootheel, leaving behind damage that few have seen from straight line winds. More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 3:26 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:26:19 GMT
Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this...More >>
Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power...More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:06:18 GMT
Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...More >>
Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of...More >>