The massive West Coast wildfires have killed 7 and forced hundreds out of their homes

Moyle’s home was destroyed by the Santiam Fire — originally named the Beachie Creek Fire — and her family was able to escape after a sudden phone call from a concerned neighbor. When they returned Wednesday morning, they sifted through the charred remains of their home and were only able to recover several small items.

26 people have been killed as fires ravage the West Coast and dozens more are missing

The family was visiting their property in a rural area west of Spokane and evacuated in the middle of the night when the wildfire got closer. They abandoned their vehicle and ran to a river to flee the menacing flames, CNN affiliate KCRA reported. The couple was rescued from the river but their son did […]

Smoke chokes West Coast as wildfire deaths keep climbing

Fires along Oregon’s Cascade Range grew Saturday, but at a slower rate than earlier in the week, when strong easterly winds acted like a bellows, pushing two large fires — the Beachie Creek Fire and the Riverside Fire — toward each other and the state’s major population centers, including Portland’s southeastern suburbs.

Smoke chokes West Coast as death toll climbs to 27

George Coble had no home to return to. He came with some of his employees Saturday to a wasteland of charred tree trunks just outside Mill City, Oregon. Coble lost everything: his fence-and-post business, five houses in a family compound and vintage cars, including a 1967 Mustang.

Smoke chokes U.S. West Coast as wildfire rages on

Fires along Oregon’s Cascade Range grew Saturday, but at a slower rate than earlier in the week, when strong easterly winds acted like a bellows, pushing two large fires — the Beachie Creek Fire and the Riverside Fire — toward each other and the state’s major population centers, including Portland’s southeastern suburbs.

The West Coast Wildfire Season Is Getting Worse

What was already a historic, horrifying start to the 2020 fire season out West is continuing to get worse. Amid unprecedented weather conditions linked to climate change, numerous fast-moving heat and wind-fueled wildfires in multiple western states have in recent days burned hundreds of thousands of acres, besieged countless communities, blanketed the region with hazardous […]

The lure of being mortgage free: West Coast property creating a modern-day gold rush

“We think it’s down to the fact the Coast has been on people’s bucket lists – maybe not at the top, when they might have had the Amalfi Coast in Italy or Japan on their bucket list, but they’re unachievable now.”

Smoke From West Coast Wildfires Travels East, Seen in Skies Over Ohio

“High-res #weather forecast model showing the #wildfire #smoke in the atmosphere across the #USA from the #WestCoastFires,” NWS Cleveland wrote in another tweet, showing a gif of the smoke traveling across the U.S. over Wednesday and Thursday. “You can see how it originates from the #WestCoast and moves like a fluid depending on the winds […]

Eerie orange hue fades in the West but air quality worsens

In the San Francisco Bay Area, conditions were expected to linger at least through Friday when the Bay Area Air Quality Management District expects to issue its 25th consecutive Spare The Air alert requiring residents to cut pollution — the longest stretch since the program began in 1991. The alerts began Aug. 18 after thousands […]

California wildfire becomes the largest in the state’s history as 103 blazes rage across the West Coast, killing seven people including a one-year-old boy

The family’s scorched truck was found abandoned on the side of a road on Tuesday afternoon, before search and rescue teams discovered dad Jake and mom Jamie, who is pregnant, gravely injured on the banks of the Columbia River. Their one-year-old son Uri was already dead.