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A Year After Massive Fire, Forest Service To Decide On Future Of Scorched Timber

AP | By SCOTT SMITH | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows loggers t...

Judge: Teen Accused Of Starting California Wildfire Fit To Stand Trial

Associated Press | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started a wildfi...

Wildfire Near Yosemite Tamed By Firefighters

AP | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green

KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain has destroyed eight homes and 10 other structures, authorities...

Man Pleads Not Guilty After Being Accused Of Starting California Wildfire

AP | SCOTT SMITH | Posted 08.13.2014 | 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...

This Photo Shows The Raw Power Of A Raging Wildfire

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green

Wildfires are ravaging parts of Washington state this month, including a complex of blazes that have grown into the largest fire in the state's histor...

Northern California Wildfire Claims 13 Homes

AP | By FENIT NIRAPPIL and SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 07.28.2014 | 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 07.23.2014 | Green

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

The Dangerous Truth Behind Wildfires

Jason Ritchie | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Jason Ritchie

This past week, as I drove through Central Washington, I came face to face with the horrifying destruction caused by the wildfires currently raging through much of Washington State. The haze was so thick that it was difficult to see.

Oregon Wildfire Destroys Homes, Forces Dozens Of Evacuations

AP | By STEVEN DUBOIS and TIM FOUGHT | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A handful of new wildfires, some started by lightning, grew dramatically Tuesday in central Washington, and several threatened...

California Wildfire Forces Evacuation Of Homes

AP | Posted 08.15.2014 | 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 07.24.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | 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...