• A fire burns to the north of U.S. Highway 20 east of Spring Valley in Lake County, Calif., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze, which is one of 20 wildfires burning in California. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Massive California wildfire jumps containment line

    MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — As firefighters battled a massive Northern California wild land blaze threatening numerous homes, some of the 13,000 people urged to flee their residences were spending what may be just one of many nights in evacuation shelters.

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    Debate stage drama: Republican presidential candidates await top 10 announcement

    Updated: 4:00 am

  • 2 Israelis hurt in Jerusalem fire bomb attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say two people were hurt when a fire bomb was thrown at a passing car in Jerusalem.

  • Fire crews walk on U.S. Highway 20 as a fire approaches near Clearlake, Calif., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Cooler weather helped crews build a buffer Monday between a raging Northern California wildfire and some of the thousands of homes it threatened as it tore through drought-withered brush that hadn't burned in years. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)

    Raging Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging Northern California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze — one of 20 wildfires burning in California.

    Updated: 9:22 pm

  • Firefighters spray a hose at a fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homes

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations.

  • Fires approach a home near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Firefighter killed, hundreds flee as California blazes burn

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as crews continue to battle the flames from the air and the ground.

  • This 2014 photo provided by the Black Hills, S.D., National Forest shows U.S. Forest Service firefighter David Ruhl in the national forest near Custer, S.D. Ruhl, 38, of Rapid City, S.D., was killed while scouting a wildfire in Northern California when he became trapped by the wind-stoked blaze, officials said Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (Black Hills National Forest via AP)

    Firefighter died after being trapped in wind-fueled blaze

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A firefighter evaluating a Northern California wildfire was killed by the erratic, wind-stoked blaze while he was surveying an area to decide the best way for crews to handle the flames, a U.S. Forest Service official said Saturday.

  • Tire fire put out on property where felon shot himself

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A tire fire has been extinguished on a compound in Bernalillo County where authorities say a felon fatally shot himself, ending an 8-hour SWAT situation.

  • Outdoor Campus recovers from arson; ready for weekend event

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls residents have come to the rescue of an outdoors program targeted by an arsonist.

  • Michigan warns of wildfire danger because of heat, dryness

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities say there’s a growing danger of wildfires because of hot weather and a lack of rain in many parts of the state.