The Pawnee Fire broke out on Saturday, June 23, in Lake County, California. The fire is being driven by low relative humidity, erratic winds and above-average temperatures.
Stargazers will want to point their telescopes at Saturn this week as the ringed planet shines bright as it reaches opposition.
Persistent dryness and localized breezy weather may create difficulties for firefighters battling wildfires across the western United States early this week.
Lightning and persistent dry weather have teamed up to produce a number of wildfires in Oregon and northwestern Canada.