Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

CA Wildfire burns 7 houses, U.S. Forest Service says

A wildfire in mountains west of Palm Springs, California has burned at least seven houses and about a half-dozen vehicles, the U.S. Forest Service said.

More than 2,200 firefighters, 25 aircraft and six air tankers are currently struggling to control CA wildfire.

A pair of state highways and the Pacific Crest Trail are closed. Similarly a public pool in Indio has also been closed because of ash falling on the water, AFP reported.

The wildfire started Monday between Palm Springs and Hemet.

Related post: Southern California wildfires list

Wildfire burning off Apple Canyon Road near Lake Hemet, Calif. (AP Photo/The Desert Sun, Crystal Chatham).


The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for areas in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, and Nevada. A Red Flag Warning is the highest wildfire alert.

CA wildfires are active from late Spring through Autumn.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 17, 2013