US and Taliban hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal

Officials say senior Taliban members and US representatives should hold talks about containing extremist groups in Afghanistan and facilitating the evacuation of foreign citizens and Afghans from the country Through KATHY GANNON and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press October 9, 2021, 4:49 am • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD — … Read more

Woman arrested on suspicion of lighting fire in California

RESCUE, California — A woman has been arrested on suspicion of starting a wildfire in Northern California that quickly spread, setting houses on fire and triggering evacuation orders in a rural community on Thursday, authorities said. Workers at a nearby quarry reported seeing a woman behaving strangely and entering the area in Shasta County where … Read more

Flames are rapidly advancing in Dixie Valley; ‘Structures lost’ in gunfight; Blaze grows to 910,495 acres – CBS San Francisco

DIXIE VALLEY (CBS SF) – Firefighters battled to save homes from the unrelenting wall of Dixie Fire flames in the Dixie Valley on Monday, as the wildfire continued its southeastern march toward the massive burn scar left from the blaze in the Beckwourth Complex in July. By Monday morning, the blaze’s fire zone had grown … Read more

Lake Tahoe evacuees hope to return home as wildfire slows down

Fire officials say the fight against a fire in California that threatens South Lake Tahoe is “looking better and better every day.” Through DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press September 4, 2021, 23:34 • 3 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Firefighters are making progress on a California wildfire … Read more

Gunfight On Escarpment Near Highway 395; ‘This fire moves even when there’s no wind’ – CBS San Francisco

MILFORD, Lassen County (CBS SF) – Firefighters battled the ever-growing Dixie Fire Friday along the eastern edge of the blaze as flames continued to burn through bone-dry forest and grasslands, advancing to within half a mile of the massive burn scar that remained from the Sugar Fire that was part of the Beckworth Complex fire … Read more

Raging Fire Threatens Heavenly Valley Ski Resort; Wind-whipped embers that light spot fires; Blaze grows to over 200,000 hectares

STATELINE (CBS SF) — The wind-fueled flames of the raging Caldor Fire roared closer and closer to the Heavenly Valley Ski resort and neighborhoods around South Lake Tahoe’s Pioneer Trail early Wednesday, as thousands of firefighters battled the blaze that led to more over 200,000 hectares grew overnight. Residents in Douglas County around the Kingsbury … Read more

High winds threaten to whip up flames at Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A day after an explosive wildfire drained a resort town on the southern tip of Lake Tahoe, a massive firefighters braced for high winds on Tuesday as residents of neighboring Nevada were warned to be ready to flee. Usually bustling with summer tourists, the town of South Lake Tahoe was … Read more

Neighborhood gunfight in Meyers; Flames are advancing toward South Lake Tahoe – CBS San Francisco

MEYERS (CBS SF) — Hundreds of firefighters battled the advancing flames of the wind-blown Caldor fire early Tuesday in the subdivisions surrounding the Sierra Mountain community of Meyers, extinguishing local fires in an effort to save homes from the devastating path of the raging forest fire. The fire roared at Echo Summit Monday night after … Read more

Lake Tahoe threatened by massive fire, lake ordered to flee

Fire officials have ordered more evacuations around the Tahoe Basin as crews deal with a two-week-old fire ThroughThe Associated Press August 30, 2021, 1:42 am • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Fire officials ordered more evacuations around the Tahoe Basin on Sunday night as crews … Read more

Marriage certificate and cell phone: how the wife of an American veteran fled Afghanistan

Beaten by the Taliban and pushed from behind by other desperate Afghans, marriage certificate in hand, Sharifa Afzali pushed her cell phone at the American soldier who was blocking the gate of Kabul airport. On the other side was her husband, a U.S. Army veteran in Oklahoma. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News … Read more