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Oregon Wildfire Destroys Homes, Forces Dozens Of Evacuations

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters have built a partial line around a fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon that has destroyed structures an...

California Wildfire Forces Evacuation Of Homes

AP | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Federal fire officials accelerated their attack Sunday on a smoky wildfire that threatened more than 500 homes in central...

This Is What It Looks Like When A Wildfire Threatens Your Home

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green

A scourge of wildfires tore through California's San Diego County earlier this month, scorching more than 27,000 acres and forcing thousands from thei...

Arizona Wildfire Growing As Firefighters Scramble To Contain Blaze

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters say a wildfire burning through forested hillsides in a scenic northern Arizona canyon could dramatically expand...

As Fires Rage, Risks to Wildland Firefighters Rise

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 05.16.2014 | Green
Mary Pauline Lowry

While my former crewmates and I were heartbroken at the news, all of my firefighter friends balked at the mainstream media's description of the dead as "fallen heroes," seeing it as a pat, reductive way to avoid taking a hard look at why the tragedy occurred.

Raging Texas Wildfire Forces Hundreds To Evacuate

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Green

May 12 (Reuters) - Hundreds of residents from the Texas panhandle were forced to flee their homes after a wildfire engulfed homes and threatened hun...

5 Ways Wildfire Fighting Is Exactly As Insane As It Sounds

Cracked | Posted 03.25.2014 | Weird News

I'm Drew Miller, professional wildland firefighter. I protect people's sacred right to live in places that regularly combust. Here's what I've learned...

Three Men Charged For Setting Off California Wildfire

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Three men were charged in federal court on Tuesday with setting an illegal campfire that ignited a blaze which has s...

Small Wildfires Sweep Through Parts Of California

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Large swaths of California remained at risk for wildfires Wednesday as dry and windy weather conditions persisted. ...

More Than 800 Firefighters Battling Wildfire In California

AP | By HAVEN DALEY | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A late fall wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to flee the scenic Big Sur region...

Inaccessible Wildfire Forces Military To Fight Blaze With Helicopters And Drone

Posted 10.24.2013 | Green

Six helicopters and a drone worked tirelessly yesterday in an attempt to extinguish a large wildfire on an army base on the north shore of Oahu. T...

Southern California Wildfires 20 Percent Contained

AP | Posted 12.07.2013 | Green

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A nearly 4-square-mile wildfire on the Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton was reduced to smoldering Monday as hot, dry Santa...

Marine Base Evacuated After Wildfire

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fueled by strong winds, a Southern California wildfire forced 260 residents and hospital patients to evacuate at a military base....

Radio Problems Cited In Deaths Of Yarnell Firefighters

AP | FELICIA FONSECA and MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 11.28.2013 | Green

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Shortly before 19 elite firefighters perished in a raging Arizona wildfire, commanders thought the crew was in a safe place. N...

Scientists Scramble To Asses Rim Fire Damage Ahead Of Rainy Season

AP | By TRACIE CONE | Posted 11.08.2013 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Scientists are assessing the damage from a massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park, laying plans to protect...

Wildfire Stories 2012: Fire Weather

W. Scott Olsen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
W. Scott Olsen

There has to be a moment. Imagine the fire nearly out. Your smokejumper or hotshot or engine crew is nearby, each of you working the still burning stumps, the residue on the ground that might still catch a bit of wind and grow again toward fire.

Good News About The California Wildfire

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | Green

Sept 1 (Reuters) - Firefighters battling a colossal California wildfire that has eaten away at the Yosemite National Park backcountry managed overni...

WATCH: Stunning Footage Of Portugal Fires

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

In the midst of attempts to battle massive wildfires fires raging in Portugal -- and the ongoing coverage of the fires -- a video has surfaced showing...

WATCH - Yosemite Rim Fire Grows to Size of Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose Combined

David Kroodsma | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green
David Kroodsma

This makes the fire the fifth largest in California since we started recording fire sizes in the 1930s.

An Encouraging Weekend Ahead For California Firefighters

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Fire crews battling to keep a massive blaze from invading the heart of Yosemite Na...

How to Cover a Western Wildfire

Brian Rooney | Posted 10.27.2013 | Media
Brian Rooney

While Western forests burn through late summer, it occurred to me as a former Senior National Wildfire Correspondent that it might be helpful to offer fellow television reporters advice and instruction on how to cover wildland fire.

Crews Continue To Battle Erratic Yosemite Fire

AP | By BRIAN SKOLOFF and TRACIE CONE | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) — At Ike Bunney's dude ranch near the Sierra community of Tuolumne City, all creatures have been evacuated as firefighters br...

LOOK: Portugal Battles Massive Wildfires

AP | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

TONDELA, Portugal -- More than 600 Portuguese firefighters are battling six new wildfires a day after one firefighter was killed and nine others injur...

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Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment

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Firefighter Killed Battling Wildfires In Oregon

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2013 | Green

(Adds Hammack's age, governor visit) By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Ore. - Aug 2 (Reuters) - A firefighter killed while bat...