Chimney Fire burns into Monterey County

Two other wildfires are burning in the Spokane region, also causing evacuations and destroying an unknown number of buildings. More than 4,000 vehicles a day, on average, pass through the south Entrance this time of year.

"This is the 100-year centennial of the National Park Service so there's a lot of celebrations going on", fire spokesman Brian Lawatch said.

Meanwhile, in San Bernardino County, the Blue Cut fire that destroyed about 105 homes last week was 89% contained.

For now, scientists hope that setting controlled fires in the lab will help them better understand how to manage them in the forest. It's between West Yellowstone, Montana, a town just outside the park's western boundary, and Madison Junction within the park.

Smoky conditions and tough-to-access terrain also causes concerns about firefighters' safety, Greiser said.

The fire has burned about 42 square miles since it was ignited by lightning on August 8.

Hearst Castle, built between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, is a museum and California state park, with more than 127 acres of gardens, pools and terraces.

At least 2,400 people remained under evacuation orders in San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties, where the stubborn blaze had destroyed at least 36 residences.

While Hearst Castle remains threatened with all public tours cancelled for the rest of the week, the fire is moving north away from the popular tourist destination and San Simeon.

They included the Cherry Road Fire, which has charred 31,660 acres (12,800 hectares ) and is 50 per cent contained, while the Kahlotus Fire has burned 20,000 acres and was 19 per cent contained, according to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Centre.

Western-Wildfires-Washington-4

California has seen some big fires this year, and the second-largest US fire is now the Soberanes, just north of Big Sur. While the collection of 25,000 works of art and artifacts remained in place, Chambers said a contingency plan exists if the fire were to further threaten the mansion.

A plane drops a load of fire retardant on the north side of Beacon Hill, Sunday, Aug 21, 2016, in Spokane, Wash.

Hundreds of people are expected to heed the expanded evacuation orders with some having no other option but to stay in the Red Cross emergency shelter at Flamson School in Paso Robles.

Authorities say a wildfire that has burned some homes west of Spokane, Washington, doubled in size overnight as it raged uncontained.

A trailer burned and the resident made it out safely, KECI-TV reported.

About 400 firefighters and castle crews fought to keep the Chimney Fire from spreading to the estate.

The Chimney Fire claimed more structures Monday, according to Cal Fire.

The fire grew to more than six square miles on Monday morning, and some residents of the rural area were ordered to evacuate immediately.

"When the weather and winds die down a bit, we can use that to our advantage", said Cal Fire spokesman Rich Brocchini, adding the fire remained volatile, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.



Popular
  • Barry the unlikely match-winner, Everton beats West Brom 2-1

    Barry the unlikely match-winner, Everton beats West Brom 2-1

    Galloway made 19 appearances for Everton in all competitions during the 2015/16 campaign. We need to give them a platform to to play at the highest level.

    West Ham christens new stadium with win over Bournemouth

    Afterwards the face of Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said it all. "We've got it in the second game of the season and that's nice".
    Com announces it is shutting down

    Com announces it is shutting down

    But it filed for bankruptcy in June, about three months after Hogan won his lawsuit against the 14-year-old company. The popular gossip and news blog site Gawker announced Thursday that it will end operations next week.
  • Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony: Simone Biles Carries Flag for Team USA

    In between these two achievements came Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt's third consecutive gold medal win in the men's 100m. On Sunday, American wrestler Kyle Snyder, 20, won gold to become the youngest Olympic wrestling champion in USA history.
    Sadiq Khan 'pleased and proud' at launch of Night Tube service

    Sadiq Khan 'pleased and proud' at launch of Night Tube service

    The extra underground services will be supported by more police and linked bus services, Transport for London said. During the dress rehearsal, cleaning crews sopped up chicken soup flung around the carriages to simulate vomit.
    American Maroulis Defeats Saori Yoshida in 53kg Wrestling to Win Historic Gold

    American Maroulis Defeats Saori Yoshida in 53kg Wrestling to Win Historic Gold

    Olympic women's wrestling gold medal. "So I believe she was one of the pioneers early on, and against all odds she prevailed". The Olympic Thursday upset marked the first match that Yoshida has lost after a solid four-year winning streak.
  • Toure left out of City squad for Champions League playoff

    Toure left out of City squad for Champions League playoff

    As it was, the Argentine's goal before half-time merely killed off the tie instead of pointing City towards double figures. PEP Guardiola is hoping to lead Manchester City on a long run in the "beautiful" Champions League.
    Nigerian Air Force Kills Top Boko Haram Militants In Airstrikes

    Nigerian Air Force Kills Top Boko Haram Militants In Airstrikes

    The footage swung public attention and sympathy back to the girls, who were kidnapped from their boarding school in April 2014. Boko Haram would later pledge allegiance to the Islamic State - becoming the self-proclaimed caliphate's West Africa province.

    Syria regime pounds Kurdish positions for second day

    A confrontation between American and Syrian fighter jets was narrowly avoided on Thursday, the United States military says. He said the strikes "did not directly impact our forces" but they were "close enough that it gives us great pause".
  • Ryan Lochte Responds To Being Dropped By Speedo In New Statement!

    Ryan Lochte Responds To Being Dropped By Speedo In New Statement!

    Last week, Speedo said it was following the incident and would not comment on an ongoing investigation. Speedo USA was the first of three sponsors to announce that it is ending its sponsorship of Lochte.
    Taekwondo grudge match in Rio off after surprising loss

    Taekwondo grudge match in Rio off after surprising loss

    Then the fifth seed saw off Milad Beigi Harchgani of Azerbaijan in the semi-finals. "But I'm very happy and proud to be here. I persevered for four years after wanting to quit. "I'm sorry I don't want to cry on TV but I'm so distraught ".

    Spain wins bronze, beats Australia 89-88 in men's basketball

    As it turns out, it was Spain's Rodirguez being the beneficiary of a foul call with only 5.4 seconds left in the game. Mills then went high off the glass before Spain snatched an 85-84 lead heading into the final minute.

CONNECT