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Wildfire Season 2012

New Wind-Whipped Wildfire Threatens Washington Mission

AP | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green

OMAK, Wash. (AP) — Fire officials say a new wind-driven wildfire is threatening the historic St. Mary's Mission and school near Omak in north-centra...

Stubborn Wildfires Vex Crews In Northwest

AP | SHANNON DININNY | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters battled stubborn blazes that kept residents from homes in Montana, Wyoming and Washington as authorities worrie...

Wildfires Ravage Remote Montana Indian Reservation

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 10.31.2012 | Green

ASHLAND, Mont. (AP) — Ten-year-old Sheldon Limpy kicked through a jumble of burned metal and charred wood, frowning his way through the ruins where ...

Salazar: The West Has Not Seen The End Of Wildfire Season

The Colorado Independent | Troy Hooper | Posted 07.10.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar surveyed his native state Monday where he declared there will be “bet...

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...

PHOTO: Wildfire Seen From Space Station

Posted 07.09.2012 | Green

By OurAmazingPlanet Staff: Astronauts and satellites alike have captured ominous images from space of a fast-growing wildfire that is blazing acros...

PHOTOS: Droughts, Wildfires And Other Extreme Weather

Posted 07.09.2012 | Green

The first week of July saw extreme weather hit across much of the country, with a heat wave, drought and severe wildfires all leaving their mark. High...

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 ...

As Wildfires Rage, Modern Tanker Planes Sought

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Barack Obama signed a bill this week hastening the addition of seven large tanker planes to the nation's rundown aer...