{FD} Charges brought against teen in Columbia Gorge fire

A 15-year-old boy who allegedly started a wildfire by tossing fireworks along a hiking trail in Oregon's scenic Columbia River Gorge, with the blaze causing evacuations, the closing of an interstate highway and causing ash to rain down on Portland, has been charged with several offenses, authorities said Thursday.

{FD} California doctor hops on motorcycle to help evacuate babies during wildfires

The colleagues of a California doctor have been calling him James Dean after he hopped on his motorcycle to help evacuate eight premature babies from a NICU as wildfires threatened the hospital.

{FD} ‘Praying to have business’: Workers hit hard by wildfires

Outside one of the first shops to reopen for business on an empty central square in California wine country, clerk Rhiannon Lorenzini swept the sidewalks as the sky cleared of ash more than a week after the state's deadliest group of wildfires ignited.

{FD} Drones flying over California wildfires hurt firefighting efforts, officials say

Drones attempting to capture footage of the widespread devastation from the California wildfires are impeding efforts to contain the blaze and posing a serious threat to the firefighters attempting to smother the flames, officials said.

{FD} California firefighters show support, raise American flag after wildfires consume symbol

As firefighters across Northern California work to battle the raging wildfires that have left at least 40 people dead, a group of first responders offered a sign of support last week to fellow rescuers impacted by the flames.

{FD} California wildfires: Lighter winds help firefighters attack flames

Firefighters kept gaining on the California wildfires Monday with help from lighter winds that made it easier to attack the flames that have killed at last 40 people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.