Air Quality Alert Issued by MPCA
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is issuing an air quality alert for southwest, western and central Minnesota, effective Friday, September 1 beginning at 9 a.m. through 6 a.m. Saturday, September 2.
Big Sur Fire Sets Firefighting Costs Record
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) -- A wildfire burning for nearly two months on California's scenic Big Sur coast has surpassed $200 million in firefighting costs, becoming the costliest to fight in U.S. history, according to date released Monday.
Car Crash Starts Big Fire near Los Angeles
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- A car crash that downed power lines turned the hills northwest of Los Angeles into torches, forcing thousands from their homes and putting entire neighborhoods at risk in this prosperous semi-rural enclave.