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Wildfires 2012

Former Radioactive Mines Raise Concern In Idaho Wildfire

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green

* Two abandoned gold mines with traces of radiation also burned * State officials say risk to human health believed low ...

The Age Of Western Wildfires

Posted 09.19.2012 | Green

From Climate Central: Report Summary The 2012 wildfire season isn’t over yet, but already this year is shaping up to be the one of the worst o...

Firefighter Died In 'Extremely Unsafe' Conditions, Report Reveals

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green

* Conditions were said to be "extremely unsafe" * About a dozen fires burning across Idaho By Laura Zuckerman ...

PHOTOS: Wildfires Force Oklahomans To Make Tough Choices Before Fleeing

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 10.04.2012 | Green

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Many Oklahoma residents forced to leave their homes because of raging wildfires were allowed to return Sunday, despite some bla...

Dazzling Map Reveals Rising Menace Of U.S. Fires

Posted 07.22.2012 | Green

By Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: A new map, done up in blazing color, plots more than a decade's worth of the massi...

The Hazy Shade Of Summer

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 09.04.2012 | Denver

By KRISTEN WYATT, ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER -- Parts of Colorado celebrated Independence Day sans fireworks with some communities banning the holiday...

The Most Devastating Images Of This Season's Wildfires

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green

From above, the destruction wrought by a raging Colorado wildfire becomes painfully clear: Rows and rows of homes — hundreds in all — reduced to s...

From Bad To Worse

Posted 06.27.2012 | Green

Caption: An image of Colorado's wildfires taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on June 23, 2012. This could become the state's worst fire season. From ...

Massive Wildfire Produces Record Damage

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 08.16.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Additional crews were arriving Saturday at a wildfire in northern Colorado that has scorched about 85 square miles and destroyed at least 18...

Record Weather Presents Dangerous Wildfire Threat

AP | REMA RAHMAN | Posted 04.13.2012 | Green

DENVER -- The West's 2012 wildfire season exploded in earnest last month with a wind-whipped blaze that killed three people in rugged alpine canyon co...