Wildfires Prompt Evacuations in Alaska, Road Closures in California

Several hundred residents in Alaska were told to leave their homes on Tuesday as swiftly growing wildfires on the drought-stricken U.S. West Coast closed highways and destroyed buildings, officials said.
A forestry official said, Blazes near the northeast Alaska communities of Nulato and Tanana along the Yukon River prompted authorities to call for evacuations of several hundred people.
Hot, dry conditions were fueling fires along the U.S. West Coast.
The San Bernardino County Fire Department said, More than 1,900 firefighters toiling overnight in the mountains east of Los Angeles drew containment lines around about a third of a blaze that has blackened some 17,405 acres (7,050 hectares).