Lightning Storm, Easterly Wind: How the Wildfires Got So Bad

SALEM, Ore. — It began as a stunning light show on a mid-August weekend — lightning bolts crackling in the skies over Central and Northern California, touching down in grasslands and vineyards. The National Weather Service warned that the dry lightning stri...

Thanksgiving Storm May Bring Rain to Valley

Another storm system is heading toward the Valley, with forecasters predicting the possibility of showers just as the Thanksgiving holiday arrives. Weather.com says Fresno could see rain starting next Wednes...
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Fire Levels Jim Beam Warehouse With 45,000 Barrels of Bourbon

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A fire destroyed a massive Jim Beam warehouse filled with 45,000 barrels of bourbon, sending flames shooting into the night sky and generating so much heat that firetruck lights melted, authorities said Wednesday. Firefighters from four cou...