Hot, dry weather has fueled wildfires across the West much earlier in the year than expected.
Fire crews were mopping up from the wind-whipped Round Fire in Northern California, which destroyed 40 homes and forced the evacuations of 250 people.
Ronald Beau Marshall, 24, was arrested Saturday and charged with setting the Boles Fire, which burned half the town of Weed, Calif.
Investigators said it's possible that trailer safety chains dragging on pavement caused the Dog Rock fire, which has burned more than 270 acres.
The Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite National Park, where an airtanker pilot crashed to his death, grew to 250 acres and was at zero containment.
The cause of the air tanker crash that killed Craig Hunt, a 13-year veteran pilot and father of two, is still under investigation.
CalFire has grounded all flights in Yosemite following the crash. The airtanker was one of several fighting the Dog Rock Fire. The condition of the pilot is unknown.
The tanker went down as it was flying over the Dog Rock Fire near the Arch Rock in Yosemite National Park, California fire officials said.
Crews battling a huge California wildfire threatening thousands of homes braced for hotter temperatures and erratic winds.
The King fire, burning 60 miles east of Sacramento in the town of El Dorado, has ballooned to nearly 130 square miles.
Northern California's King Fire was 10 percent contained and burned through nearly 81,000 acres overnight Friday.
California fire and law enforcement officials announce that an arson suspect has been arrested, in connection with the "King" wildfire, which now threatens 12,000 homes.
The so-called King Fire in El Dorado County grew to more than 70,000 acres overnight Wednesday, becoming the largest blaze in the area in 20 years.
Fire crews around California fight 12 major fires across the state, including the King Fire which has burned over 30,000 acres
KCRA's Richard Sharp reports evacuees forced from their homes by California's "King" wildfire express frustration, as fire officials attempt to deal with a rapidly changing fire environment.
More than 6,000 men and women are on the front lines in California battling at least 13 blazes in unprecedented conditions.
5,000 homes and other structures were under threat as drought conditions hampered firefighters battling a dozen California wildfires.
Crews set backfires along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California Tuesday night to stop the King Fire from spreading.
Crews battle the nearby King Fire, one of a dozen wildfires burning in California.
People who live in Weed, California, said perhaps a quarter of the town had burned.
Crews were battling the King Fire, one of a dozen wildfires burning in California.
A wind-whipped wildfire raged through Weed, Calif. on Monday.
At least 100 homes were destroyed as one of almost a dozen California wildfires besieged a small town while another doubled in size to 8,600 acres.
Three wildfires in California forced the evacuations of hundreds of homes, including one that ignited Monday and spread to 300 acres in a few hours.
Possible record breaking triple-digit heat is likely through Monday for Southern California valleys.
The fire in rural Shasta County grew from about 500 acres to more than 1,000. A car fire is believed to have started it, officials said.
The air quality around the Yosemite Valley has deteriorated as the fire grew 'rapidly and in multiple directions,' officials said.
A hiker describes the terrifying moment when she realized she would have to be airlifted from the top of Yosemite's iconic Half Dome.
The fire has been burning since mid-August but flared to 4 square miles by Monday.
About 360 people in Ponderosa Basin were ordered out of their homes Saturday, and a road leading to Yosemite National Park was closed.
The Klamath National Forest in northwestern California remains under emergency closure as firefighters combat the blaze.
Newly released images reveal how DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite can spot the fire beneath clouds of smoke, from a height of almost 400 miles.
More rain is expected in Washington state, where flash floods have developed on land scarred by wildfires and destroyed at least 10 homes.
Historic drought conditions and high temps are fueling out-of-control wildfires near Yosemite, with 13,000 people evacuated and hotels closed.
The fire, which at one point covered 1,200 acres, was knocked down to just a little over 600 acres by Tuesday, officials said.
Strong winds continue to fuel Oregon's Rowena fire, forcing more evacuations, and piling stress onto already stressed-out residents. KGW's Mike Benner reports.
The Eiler fire destroyed a family business in Hat Creek, Calif.
Firefighters battling two wildfires in Northern California homes feared the chance of new thunderstorms and lighting could ignite fresh blazes, officials said.
Two fires alone were burning more than 100 square miles in northern California, while Oregon and Washington battled their own massive blazes.
California Gov. Jerry Brown called for regional aid as more than a dozen wildfires destroyed homes, forced evacuations and damaged infrastructure.
The girl, identified only as Cheyenne, could be charged with felony arson for her alleged role in a fire that torched nearly 40 homes in San Marcos.
Crews backed by an extensive aerial fleet have increased the El Portal wildfire's containment from 19 to 34 percent.
Crews were able to beat back a wildfire burning in Yosemite National Park Tuesday, bringing containment up from 5 percent to 19 percent.
Two separate fires in California have left structures destroyed and threatened more on Monday.
The total damage from the fires is expected to grow as fire crews contain the blaze, the largest in Washington state history.
Aerial photos and helicopter and drone video reveal a charred landscape encompassing more than a quarter-million acres of Washington state.
The worst wildfires in Washington state history are being complicated by intense thunderstorms that could make matters even worse.
The blaze was still about 5 percent contained overnight Friday. Officials say they can control the fire by letting it burn more into a certain area.
The fire has closed the main road between Sedona and Flagstaff and forced the evacuations of 100 threatened businesses and homes.
Andrew Ashcraft's widow wept in the audience as the Prescott, Ariz., retirement board decided her family deserved full-time survivor payments.
A wildfire continues to scorch Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon. Thus far the fire has burned more than 4,000 acres.
A newlywed couple were forced to spend their honeymoon in a Red Cross shelter as a wildfire threatened their campground.
The wildfire has grown to ten times its size in just 24 hours, officials said.
Smoke and ash have been raining down all day long as a result of Arizona’s “Slide Fire,” near the state’s popular Slide Rock State Park.
Questions are still being asked about the deaths of 19 elite firefighters even as the Arizona crew that was devastated is being disbanded.
The fire broke out Tuesday afternoon and devoured some 450 acres. Crews also battled a second brush fire in the area as homeowners were evacuated.
The community has rallied to provide for the Sekerke family, who lost their belongings in the wildfires that have ravaged Southern California.
A prolonged drought in California raises wildfire concerns.
Temperatures were set to drop and higher humidity was expected Sunday, according to The Weather Channel.
San Clemente residents watch and take pictures as firefighting aircraft battle the Las Pulgas wildfire in Camp Pendleton.
Firefighters battling SoCal wildfires rescued a cat that sought refuge from the deadly wildfires by cowering up a tree.
Several of the 10 blazes sweeping through roughly 20,000 acres north of San Diego were slowly coming under control.
A family of six fled the rental home they hoped to buy an hour before it was destroyed by a California wildfire.
Video shows the destruction left behind by the fierce wildfires in California.
We may be seeing more fire tornadoes this season because of extreme drought conditions — and also because of all those smartphone cameras out there.
A roaring tornado of flames whirls near homes in San Marcos, California, as intense heat and high winds feed the fires.
A 57-year-old man is charged with arson as fires rage across the San Diego area for the fourth day. One body has been found.
Firefighters are in a full-on battle with intense fires that are sweeping across Southern California.
NBC News’ Miguel Almaguer takes a helicopter tour high above Southern California’s dangerous wildfires.
Wildfires like the ones raging across California are getting bigger, more dangerous, and more expensive to fight and to recover from.
Officials said more than 100 homes had been destroyed by the fire near Fritch.
Officials ordered more evacuations in Oklahoma as wildfires spread, destroying more than 20 buildings.
A homeowner dies after reportedly refusing an evacuation order. Six buildings and thousands of acres have burned. NBC News' Jay Gray reports.
California could get the worst of it and has already seen more wildfires than normal –- in Northern California it’s nearly three times above normal.