August 8, 1994 |
Fires in Northern California destroyed more than 30 structures, including some homes, by late Sunday, shutting down a highway and prompting evacuations as firefighters struggled to control the wind-driven flames. The most serious blaze, in the Sierra Nevada foothills near the town of Kelsey, had burned as many as 20 houses and outbuildings as it consumed more than 500 acres amid high winds and hot temperatures, according to the California Department of Forestry.
August 5, 1994 |
A rapidly spreading wildland fire in the Sierra just west of Verdi exploded to about 1,200 acres Thursday in its first five hours and damaged or destroyed three homes, officials said. The homes were among a handful of custom houses at the Sierra foothills. At least three were damaged or lost along with three outbuildings, fire spokeswoman Carol Burcell said. The Crystal Peak fire was reported shortly before 2 p.m.
August 6, 1992 |
Wind-whipped forest fires burned near two southern Oregon towns Wednesday after destroying five houses and threatening 250 others. Forest, brush and grass fires have raced across more than 320,000 acres since Friday in California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Nevada. Smaller fires were contained in parts of Utah and Colorado. California crews finished surrounding an 8,000-acre fire in the central Sierra Nevada, 30 miles west of Yosemite National Park.
June 6, 1988
U.S. Forest Service firefighters worked to control a blaze that scorched 2,500 acres on the edge of the Tonto National Forest in Arizona, while other crews headed northwest to Lake Mead in Nevada where 1,700 acres have burned, officials said. The Tonto National Forest blaze, which began at Bartlett Lake Saturday and spread to the Carefree area about 25 miles north of Phoenix, was contained at midnight Saturday, said Joyce Hassell, spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service.