USA Today – ‘Unprecedented’ wildfires burn across West: California firefighters injured, Oregon residents flee flames

More than 90 major fires that have burned more than 5,300 square miles – almost the size of Connecticut – are raging in 13 Western states, according to a count by the National Fire Information Center. Thick smoke obliterated the sun in some areas, distant flames turning the sky orange in others. Continue reading…

Photo from the field: Smoke from the Creek Fire billows beyond a ridge as seen Sept. 5 from Huntington Lake, Calif. (Eric Paul Zamora/Fresno Bee/AP)