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California Wildfires Take Heavy Toll As Firefighter Budget Runs Short

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green

By Steve Gorman and Ian Simpson Aug 5 (Reuters) - The tally of property losses from California's most destructive wildfire this year nearly doubled o...

U.S. Forest Service Says It's Spending More Than Half Its Budget On Wildfires

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Forest Service for the first time is spending more than half its budget to fight wildfires like those now ravaging the west...

Firefighters Make Progress Against 'Monster' California Wildfire

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.05.2015 | Green

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Raging California Wildfires Drive 13,000 From Their Homes

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.04.2015 | Green

  MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — A predictable but painful summertime ritual played out in half a dozen resort communities near California'...

Firefighter David Ruhl Killed In California Wildfire

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.01.2015 | Green

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter killed by a wildfire in Northern California was scouting the area when he became trapped by the wind-stoke...

Rapidly Spreading Wildfire Forces Hundreds To Evacuate In California

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green

  A rapidly spreading brushfire burning in parched timberland north of San Francisco has forced the evacuation of 500 people and destro...

Drought-Ravaged West Erupts In Dangerous Wildfires

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green

 A hand crew member starts a backfire along Baldy Mesa Road late Friday, July 17, 2015, as the North Fire continues to burn near Interstate 15 i...

Containment Up On Fire That Destroyed 40 Homes In California

AP | By MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 04.10.2015 | Green

SWALL MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — More than 200 residents of two communities ravaged by a wildfire along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada were allo...

Wildfires Burn Along California Interstate

AP | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Sparks from a vehicle caused a wildfire at the edge of Yosemite National Park that led to the death of a firef...

Plane Crashes While Fighting Yosemite Wildfire

AP | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — California fire officials have grounded air tankers after one of the aircraft crashed while fighting a blaze i...

Late Season Heat Wave Stokes California Wildfire Fears

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2014 | Green

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The fall season has brought a wave of hot, dry weather to California, with parts of...

Weekend Rain Helps Crews Make Progress On California Wildfire

AP | By TERRY COLLINS | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews scrambled Monday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as ...

California Woman's Home, Belongings Reduced To Ash In Wildfire

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green

WEED, Calif. (AP) — Kate Stonecypher awoke Monday and thought about wearing boots to work but decided on sneakers instead. A day late...

Ongoing Wildfires Force Evacuations Throughout California

AP | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green

OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) — Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one ne...

Crews Battle California Wildfire Amid Heatwave

AP | By GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 11.13.2014 | Green

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters battled both flames and triple-digit temperatures Saturday as they sought to contain a wildfire th...

Jaw-Dropping Images Of Fire Surrounding Famous Landmark

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green

A towering blaze that started Sunday afternoon east of Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome has grown to 2,600 acres, forced approximately 100 hiker a...

Hikers Evacuated By Helicopter As Wildfire Rages In Yosemite

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green

Hikers were evacuated by helicopter from Yosemite National Park's iconic Half Dome on Sunday as a wildfire raged in nearby Little Yosemite Valley. ...

Wildfire Near California-Oregon Border 'Extreme,' Firefighters Say

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 3 (Reuters) - Firefighters battling a fast-moving Northern California blaze said Wednesday they expect a second day of extr...

Fast-Growing Wildfire Threatens Hundreds Of California Homes

AP | Posted 10.25.2014 | Green

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Crews working in steep terrain were building containment lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes ...

Wildfire Near Yosemite Prompts 13,000 Evacuation Calls

AP | SCOTT SMITH | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green

OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) — Officials say they have gained the upper hand on a central California blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park tha...

Drones Pose Threat To Firefighters, Wildfire Managers Say

AP | By KEITH RIDLER | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Drones flying over wildfires could lead to firefighter injuries and force retardant bombers to be called off, wildfire managers ...

Man Pleads Not Guilty After Being Accused Of Starting California Wildfire

AP | SCOTT SMITH | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man accused of starting one of the state's largest wildfires when he lost control of his campfire last y...

8 Firefighters Burned Battling California Wildfire

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight firefighters who suffered minor burns while battling a wildfire in Northern California left the hospital Saturday as crew...

Northern California Wildfire Claims 13 Homes

AP | By FENIT NIRAPPIL and SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green

SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flam...

Get Ready For A Possibly Brutal Wildfire Season

AP | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less tha...