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Forest Service: Hunter caused huge wildfire near Yosemite

AP: The US Forest Service said today that the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park began when a hunter allowed an illegal fire to escape. The hunger’s name is being withheld for now and no arrests have been made.

The fire began on Aug. 17 and is now 80% contained.

Photo: In this Aug. 30, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, a member of the Bureau of Land Management Silver State Hotshot crew from Elko, Nevada, walks through a burn operation on the southern flank of the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California. (via Mike Mcmillan / US Forest Service via AP)

19 firefighters dead in Arizona’s Yarnell Hill Fire
AZcentral.com: Arizona State forestry officials have confirmed that 19 firefighters have died in the Yarnell Hill Fire, giving the state its biggest wildfire firefighter tragedy.
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Photo credit: David Kadlubowski/The Republic

19 firefighters dead in Arizona’s Yarnell Hill Fire

AZcentral.com: Arizona State forestry officials have confirmed that 19 firefighters have died in the Yarnell Hill Fire, giving the state its biggest wildfire firefighter tragedy.

Follow more updates on BreakingNews.com

Photo credit: David Kadlubowski/The Republic

House survives encroaching wildfire in Washington
Flames from a wildfire in Eastern Washington surrounded this house near Cle Elum on Aug. 14. The next day, the house was still standing, despite being surrounded by burnt brush and trees. Officials say the 22,000-acre Taylor Bridge fire is about 25% contained today. Read more from The Seattle Times.Photo: Elaine Thompson / AP

House survives encroaching wildfire in Washington

Flames from a wildfire in Eastern Washington surrounded this house near Cle Elum on Aug. 14. The next day, the house was still standing, despite being surrounded by burnt brush and trees.

Officials say the 22,000-acre Taylor Bridge fire is about 25% contained today. Read more from The Seattle Times.

Photo: Elaine Thompson / AP

50,000 acres burned in northern Nebraska wildfire

TheOmahaChannel.com:Officials say 50,000 acres have been burned in northern Nebraska after lightning sparked a fire. Ten structures have been destroyed, while 70 more are threatened. The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team hopes to make a big difference Tuesday as it continues fighting the blaze.

Photo: Firefighters plan an attack early Tuesday July 24, at the Fairfield Creek fire near Springview, Nebraska. The sprawling fire, sparked Friday by lightning, charred at least 50,000 acres by Monday morning and it wasn’t clear how much of the fire had been contained. (Dave Weaver / AP)

Wildfire shatters record for largest in New Mexico

MSNBC.com:A wildfire burning in the Gila National Forest is now the largest blaze on record in New Mexico, a fire incident spokesman says. Two lightning-sparked fires merged last week to form the giant blaze, which has grown to more than 170,000 acres.

Photo: Smoke from the Whitewater-Baldy Fire is seen on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in the Gila National Forest, New Mexico. (Andrea Martinez / Gila National Forest via msnbc.com)

Amazing video shows how quickly a wildfire spread in Texas this week.

shortformblog:

Fifty seconds. One fire. One field. This is pretty freaking scary

(Reblogged from shortformblog)