A wind-driven wildfire tore through the small community of Spring Valley in Northern California over the weekend, scorching 7,700 acres, prompting evacuations and destroying a dozen structures by Sunday afternoon while threatening hundreds more. Residents of roughly 600 homes in the remote area were ordered to pack up and leave. Those who stayed behind were urged to limit their water usage so it could be conserved for firefighting. Authorities ordered...
The fourth named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season, Tropical Storm Daniel, is off Mexico's western coast, though it is predicted to move farther out to sea and pose no threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Daniel had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) Sunday night and was centered about 545 miles (875 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula.