CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST WILDFIRE
The largest wildfire burning in California generated dangerous natural phenomena known as fire whirls as it grew to more than 80,000 acres on the state's border with Nevada. The York Fire started Friday in the remote Caruthers Canyon area of California’s Mojave National Preserve, more than 200 miles northeast of Los Angeles, and crossed into Nevada during days of unrelenting extreme heat in Southern California's San Bernardino County. Strong winds fanned flames and pushed smoke into the Las Vegas Valley, casting a haze that blotted out the sun in the area. Containment was at 23 percent Tuesday morning.