Forest Service

An LA County firefighter. (AP Photo)

Forest Service to hire 500 fewer firefighters

WASHINGTON (AP) — As dry conditions set the stage for another difficult fire season, the Forest Service said Tuesday it will hire 500 fewer firefighters than last year because of automatic spending cuts imposed by […]

06/04/2013

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Feds add bigger, faster planes to wildfire fleet

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service announced Monday that heading into wildfire season it has selected contractors to provide seven air tankers that fly faster and drop a larger volume of fire […]

05/06/2013

Calif. hikers challenge forest Adventure Pass

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four hikers fed up with paying fees to visit national forests in California have filed a lawsuit seeking to do away with the U.S. Forest Service’s Adventure Pass. The San Gabriel […]

05/01/2013

Forest Service allows night aerial firefighting

(AP) – Congressional representatives say the U.S. Forest Service has decided to allow nighttime aerial attacks on wildfires in Southern California. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Congressmen Adam Schiff and Buck McKeon announced the change of […]

08/16/2012

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