Weary hikers among 148 saved from wildfire near Yosemite are seen stepping off National Guard helicopter as rescuers attempt to reach 65 others still trapped – while 25 blazes torch a record two million acres across California

The criminal charges could fall under ‘a variety of charges’, he said – which would be more severe if homes were destroyed. The family could be hit with violations of public resources codes and even arson, under California’s penal code section 452. Arson convictions can result in a sentence of up to nine years.

More than 200 people trapped by the raging Creek wildfire near Mammoth Pool Reservoir are rescued by California National Guard’s helicopters – as state warns of blackouts amid blazes and record-breaking heatwave

California has seen 900 wildfires since August 15, many of them started by an intense series of thousands of lightening strikes. The blazes have burned more than 1.5 million acres (2,343 square miles). There have been eight fire deaths and nearly 3,300 structures destroyed.              

California Creek Fire Map, Update As ‘Phenomenal Amount’ of Sierra National Forest Burned

Evacuation warnings are in place in parts of Fresno County for “Tollhouse Road from SR-168 to Lodge Road including Tollhouse Road North to SR -168,” as well as in portions of Madera County, including the Bass Lake community, Wawona and Fish Camp areas, Cal Fire confirmed. See the department’s full report for more details.

Biden: ‘I hope I don’t take the bait’ in debate with Trump

“The place he is most uncomfortable is on the facts. The place he’s most uncomfortable is in the area of what he’s going to do. The place he’s most uncomfortable is knowing the policy. He’s one of the most ill-informed presidents substantively that I’ve ever worked with,” Biden said.

Army’s most senior officer rejects Donald Trump’s claim that generals pursue war to enrich defense firms saying troops are ONLY sent to fight as ‘a last resort’

‘I didn’t hear either of those comments or anything even resembling them,’ Bolton told Fox News. ‘I was there at the point in time that morning when it was decided that he would not go Aisne-Marne cemetery … It was entirely a weather-related decision, and I thought the proper thing to do.

France train attack hero Alek Skarlatos signs up for Dancing With The Stars

The show, which is launching into its 21st season, will see a new cast of celebrity contestants, including Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Braxton Family Values star Tamar Braxton hit the dancefloor along with controversial celebrity chef Paula Deen.

‘Parliament Will Stand Firmly Behind Soldiers Guarding Our Borders’: PM Modi Praises Indian Army

“Our soldiers are standing firm at the borders with a lot of courage, passion, and a strong resolve to protect their motherland. They are standing on difficult heights and in a few days, will weather snow. In the same manner, I am confident Parliament will send a message, in one voice, that it stands firmly […]

Army, ITBP start joint exercise along China border in Himachal Pradesh

China has accelerated construction activity on its side of the border, while India has also stepped up building infrastructure at its forward posts of Lepcha and Murmi Dogri, which are manned by the ITBP. Five ITBP battalions deployed in 20 posts guard the border with China.

Fact Check: CNN, Kamala Harris Claim Trump ‘Tear-Gassed Peaceful Protesters’

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California Wildfires: Live Updates Sept. 8-9

6:11 a.m. ‘Vast majority’ of PG&E customers to have power restored by late Wednesday: Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said it plans to restore power to most of its customers affected by recent planned outages by the end of the day Wednesday. But first, some 3,000 PG&E workers must inspect nearly 11,000 miles of power […]