A massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes is fully contained after burning for more than two weeks.
Gov. Jerry Brown tours neighborhoods wiped out by wildfire near Redding in Northern California and says the "president has been pretty good on helping us in disasters so I'm hopeful."
Wildfires have grown larger, more intense and more unpredictable. But federal research that helps prevent and respond to them is on the chopping block.
The blaze in a Bronx apartment building kills 12, including four children.
The fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties had scorched 273,400 acres, or about 427 square miles of coastal foothills and national forest.
More than 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed as the catastrophic blazes rage on.
A fire is believed to have damaged more than 1 million historic books and papers in a Moscow library said to contain some of the richest collections of work in the Slavic language.
It is fire, i.e., massive global warming, that threatens the world as we know it.
As the Denver Post previously reported, between 1990 and 2000, more than a third of all homes built in America were built in the so-called Wildland-Urban Interface -- aka the fire red zones.
As firefighters in California and other states in the West continue to battle forest fires, the latest research indicates that devastating conflagrations will grow in intensity as temperatures rise.