The Ponderosa fire in northern California threatens another 900 homes. The Ponderosa fire is 57 percent contained. Elsewhere in the West, states are tallying the rising costs of big wildfires this season.
Hundreds of evacuated residents forced to flee a large central Washington fire waited for word Thursday on when they might be able to return home.
The west is having one of the worst wildfire seasons in decades. So far 6.4 million acres have burned, and on Wednesday Idaho residents were evacuated to avoid another massive wildfire.
Albert Pujols is now a free agent after spending 11 seasons with the Cardinals. The Marlins have made the multiple all-star a huge contract offer.