• Firefighters battle a wildfire Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, near Garden City, Utah. Crews were battling a small wildfire in northern Utah that was approaching a ski resort and a separate blaze in southern Utah burning through sage grouse habitat. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP)

    In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Growing wildfires stoked by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in California, Washington, Montana and elsewhere.

  • In a May 25, 2016 file photo, emergency personnel carrying a volunteer with simulated injuries is carried during a training exercise for an active shooter at Hopewell Elementary School, in West Chester, Ohio.  Violent or disruptive threats are increasing nationwide, according to police, school employees, security consultants and others, blamed sometimes on local students and sometimes on outsiders seeking to cause disruptions or a big emergency response. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    When schools are threatened, untold learning time is lost

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The prosecutor calls it “bomb week,” his shorthand for eight school threats — many written in school bathrooms or on notes — over a few days in May that set off evacuations and investigations, parental panic, and the rumor mill of students linked by cellphones and social media in his Ohio county.

  • A wildfire flares up near Cajon Boulevard in Devore, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (David Pardo/The Daily Press via AP)

    Crews make major gains against Southern California wildfire

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Lisa Gregory has kept a close eye on the weather since fleeing her home in the woods as a wildfire advanced in Southern California. She doesn’t know when she can return or whether her house was still standing.

  • A burned out residence stands amid rubble on Highway 138 after the Blue Cut Fire burned through Phelan, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

    Evacuated residents in limbo as wildfire burns in California

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Twisted metal gates and rusted mailboxes remained where houses once stood. Flames had turned a lot full of cars — including some vintage models — into a junkyard of hollowed-out shells. Countless trees were scorched or gone.

  • Embers from a wildfire smolder along Lytle Creek Road near Keenbrook, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.  Firefighters had at least established a foothold of control of the blaze the day after it broke out for unknown reasons in the Cajon Pass near Interstate 15, the vital artery between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Five years of drought have turned the state's wildlands into a tinder box, with eight fires currently burning from Shasta County in the far north to Camp Pendleton just north of San Diego. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

    California wildfire brings destruction and uncertainty

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A ferocious wildfire had swallowed up many homes as it spread across more than 49 square miles of mountain and desert east of Los Angeles. Exactly how many, however, and to whom they belonged, remained uncertain.

  • A property smolders on Highway 138 during day two of the BlueCut fire in West Cajon Valley, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. A wildfire with a ferocity never seen before by veteran California firefighters raced up and down canyon hillsides, instantly engulfing homes and forcing thousands of people to flee, some running for their lives just ahead of the flames. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    The Latest: Half of fire-threatened town hasn’t evacuated

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

  • A San Bernardino County Sheriff Department helicopter does a water drop on a RV and truck on fire during a wildfire in Devore, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. A wildfire with a ferocity never seen before by veteran California firefighters raced up and down canyons, instantly engulfing homes and forcing thousands of people to flee, some running for their lives just ahead of the flames. Authorities could not immediately say how many homes had been destroyed, but they warned that the number will be large. (David Pardo/The Daily Press via AP)

    Monstrous California wildfire drives over 80,000 from homes

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire with a ferocity never seen before by veteran California firefighters raced up and down canyons, instantly engulfing homes and forcing thousands of people to flee, some running for their lives just ahead of the flames.