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Western Wildfires 2012

Idaho Wildfires Prompt Evacuations In Several Towns

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green

* Hundreds of homes menaced by cluster of lightning-caused blazes * Smoke and ash prompts health advisory for residents in two counti...

Waldo Canyon Investigation Moves To The Lab

Posted 08.09.2012 | Denver

Investigators have moved most of the work searching for clues to the origin of the Waldo Canyon Fire into a lab. While the cause of the most destru...

Wildfire Recovery Likely To Take Years

AP | DAN ELLIOTT and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 09.30.2012 | Denver

DENVER — A once-thriving Colorado neighborhood of homes and healthy trees has been reduced to a barren expanse of ash and debris. Across the sta...

Obama: Let Them Have Health Care

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 09.09.2012 | Denver

DENVER — President Barack Obama will make federal health insurance available to about 8,000 temporary wildland firefighters, a White House offic...

Seasonal Firefighters Seek Health Care Coverage

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 09.08.2012 | Denver

DENVER — They work the front lines of the nation's most explosive wildfires, navigating treacherous terrain, dense walls of smoke and tall curta...

Moderating Weather Helps Western Fire Crews

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters around the West on Friday were taking advantage of improving weather conditions to make strides against stubborn w...

Smoke From Western Wildfires Reaches Atlantic Ocean

Posted 07.03.2012 | Green

By Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: Dozens of wildfires are raging around the western United States, and the large-scale burns are se...