July 29, 2014; 3:49 AM ET
A wildfire that has already destroyed at least 17 structures is threatening more than 500 more in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Plymouth, California, according to state fire officials. more >
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The El Portal Fire has now burned 2,700 acres and remains at just 5 percent containment. But there is some good news. Old El Portal will soon be cleared of evacuation orders.
With the help of a new moon, stargazers are in for a treat as the peak of the Delta Aquarids meteor shower unfolds in the predawn hours Tuesday, July 29.Read Story >