The NOAA deputy director says extreme dryness in swaths of U.S. is "definitely something we're watching and very concerned about."
Before the storm, 99 percent of Colorado was experiencing at least moderate drought levels.
In a matter of hours, the Bond Fire grew to more than 2,000 acres, forcing people from their homes and leaving thousands of others without power.
Peter Rempel had every intention of taking his mail ballot with him as he evacuated, but "that got left on the dining room table."
The fire spread from about 10 acres to 2,000 in about four hours.
Five of the top 10 largest wildfires in California's history have burned in the state this year.
High winds and "critically dry" fuels allowed the fire to spread rapidly and officials told residents to leave their homes on Friday morning.
A storm in the early hours of Friday may help contain the wildfires as Gov. Kate Brown says: "Our firefighters are grateful for rain."
The stronger the gust, the more deadly the fire.
Air quality across the state has plummeted as fires continue to burn.
The impacts of wildfire smoke are worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, so it is important to protect yourself and your family from the smoke's harmful pollutants.
"I can't say this enough, if you are notified by emergency officials to evacuate, please do so immediately. You may not get a second chance," Gov. Kate Brown warned in a press briefing this week.
Experts say climate change must be addressed to combat worsening wildfire seasons.
Orange skies over the Bay Area have lead to comparisons between the city of San Francisco and the dystopian world of "Blade Runner 2049."
The Cold Springs and Pearl Hill fires have collectively burned more than 300,000 acres in Washington state.
The Cameron Peak Fire nearly doubled in size over the weekend and is currently only 4 percent contained.
Evacuation orders are in place in multiple counties across Washington State as wildfires burn more than 100,000 acres.
Two areas of Los Angeles broke their all-time high temperature records in the past day, according to statistics from the National Weather Service (NWS).
Governor Gavin Newsom made the comparison on his Twitter account yesterday, trying to put the sheer scope of the damage into perspective while releasing fresh data about containment efforts.
Airbnb was offering Northern Californians emergency housing as part of its Open Homes scheme but is now urging more hosts to sign up to help meet demand.
Evacuation orders remain in place and Vacaville police say they cannot estimate when they will be lifted.
The LNU, SCU, CZU August Lightning Complexes are made up of several fires burning thousands of acres.
Californians are encouraged to be prepared to leave their homes quickly, especially if there is a wildfire in their area.
Satellite data recorded 6,803 fires in the Amazon in July, a 28 percent increase from the number of fires this time last year.
Evacuations are in place for swaths of Vacaville, California, as the LNU Lightning Complex wildfires continue to burn through more than 32,000 acres.
Evacuation orders are in place in multiple Californian counties as wildfires continue to burn across the state.
Several Californian counties have issued mandatory evacuation orders to residents threatened by the fires.
Thousands of residents of San Bernardino and Riverside counties have been threatened by the wildfire.
Greenpeace estimates over 19 million hectares of land—an area bigger than Greece—has burned since the start of 2020.