{FD} Officials don’t expect decline in tourism from Custer fire

Elisabeth Weakland has read updates and scrolled through pictures online from a historic wildfire that started last week at South Dakota’s Custer State Park, but the Michigan homemaker said her family doesn’t plan to cancel their summer trip to the Black Hills.

{FD} Southern California’s Thomas Fire faces calmer winds, aggressive attack by fire crews

One of the biggest wildfires in California’s history continues to threaten coastal communities Monday as fire crews hope to take advantage of a two-day window of calmer winds before potentially dangerous gusts return at mid-week.

{FD} Southern California’s Thomas Fire forces new evacuations, threatens wealthy enclave

One of the biggest wildfires in California’s history sparked new evacuation orders Saturday in Santa Barbara County, as residents in the wealthy enclave of Montecito hoped less powerful winds would keep the flames away from their homes.