wildfire

A Cal Fire air tanker drops retardant on a fire. (AP File Photo/The Press Democrat, Kent Porter)

California wildfire destroys 8 homes; others rage

COLLINSVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A fire tore through a Northern California community, destroying eight homes and damaging three more over the holiday weekend that has firefighters throughout California hard at work. Nobody was injured in […]

07/05/2014

Dennis Bueschel, a volunteer for the Tribute Fence Preservation Project, gets pieces ready for a public showing to mark the upcoming one year anniversary of the deaths of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots killed fighting an Arizona wildfire on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Prescott, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

A year after 19 firefighters died, city remembers

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — This Arizona city is marking the first anniversary of the deaths of 19 wildland firefighters with a series of tributes and remembrances that will include a ceremony featuring a bell-ringing and […]

06/30/2014

A plane drops fire retardant over the hills just south of Lompoc, Calif., Tuesday May13, 2014 to help control the fast moving Miguelito Fire. (AP Photo/The Santa Maria Times, Daniel Dreifuss)

CA officals warn of summer drought dangers

PASADENA (CNS) – With wildfire season now year-round due to California’s drought, officials warned residents today to be prepared as conditions will only get drier and more dangerous over the summer months. Firefighters across the […]

06/20/2014

This image provided by Inci Web shows a plume of smoke in the Chuska Mountains near Naschitti, N.M. on Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Inciweb)

Heat, wind hamper efforts to corral Navajo fire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters were expected to work against extreme heat and gusty winds Wednesday as they battle a wildfire that has consumed thousands of acres of pinon and juniper forest along with grazing […]

06/18/2014

In this Saturday, June 7, 2014 photo provided by Josh Newton, newlyweds Michael Wolber and April Hartley pose for a picture near Bend, Ore., as a wildfire burns in the background. Because of the approaching fire, the minister conducted an abbreviated ceremony and the wedding party was evacuated to a downtown Bend park for the reception. (AP Photo/Josh Newton)

Wedding photos where a wildfire is the backdrop

BEND, Ore. (AP) -€” A wildfire that disrupted an Oregon couple’s wedding also gave them the photograph of a lifetime. A fire truck rolled up at Rock Spring Ranch near Bend with sirens blaring Saturday […]

06/10/2014

Fire retardant falls over the hills to protect homes in Lompoc and to help control the fast moving Miguelito Fire Tuesday May 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Santa Maria Times, Daniel Dreifuss)

California firefighters gain ground on wildfires (PHOTOS)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Weather conditions that at least temporarily calmed allowed firefighters to gain ground early Wednesday on a pair of wildfires that forced thousands of residents to leave their homes. Evacuation orders were […]

05/14/2014

Firefighters clear brush as they battle the Colby Fire near Azusa, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Colby Fire not contained yet as flareups continue

GLENDORA (CNS) – Full containment of the Colby Fire, which has burned 1,952 acres in the Glendora/Azusa area of the Angeles National Forest, is now expected sometime Friday afternoon, a fire official said today. “We’ll […]

01/23/2014

Firefighter Jeff Newby carries a water hose as he battles the Colby Fire on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, near Azusa, Calif. Firefighters were chasing flare-ups Friday morning in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

3 men due in federal court today over Colby Fire

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Three men who were allegedly tossing papers into a campfire when winds sent embers into the brush north of Glendora, setting off the 1,900-acre Colby Fire, were due to make their initial federal […]

01/22/2014

Firefighters clear brush as they battle the Colby Fire near Azusa, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Firefighters have Colby Fire at 95 percent containment

GLENDORA (CNS) – Fire officials today said the Colby Fire, which has burned 1,952 acres in the Glendora/Azusa area of the Angeles National Forest, is 95 percent contained with full containment expected later in the […]

01/21/2014

A firefighter clears brush as firefighters continues to battle the Colby Fire on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, near Azusa, Calif. Firefighters were chasing flare-ups Friday morning in the damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Full containment of Colby Fire expected today

GLENDORA (CNS) – The suspects in custody on suspicion of starting the nearly 2,000-acre Colby Fire last week are expected to appear in Los Angeles Federal Court today, the day when fire commanders expect the blaze to […]

01/21/2014

An aircraft drops fire retardant on the Colby Fire on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, near Azusa, Calif. Firefighters were chasing flare-ups Friday morning in the damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Colby Fire 78 percent contained

GLENDORA (CNS) – Firefighters worked through the night to improve the 78 percent containment line around the five-day-old fire in the San Gabriel foothills above Glendora, U.S. Forest Service officials said. The Colby Fire affected neighborhoods along […]

01/20/2014

Family members comfort each other as they evacuate their home as firefighters battle a wildfire, Jan. 16, 2014, in Azusa, Calif. A wildfire burned out of control near homes in the dangerously dry foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains early Thursday, fanned by gusty Santa Ana winds that spit embers into neighborhoods in the city below, igniting trees. Evacuations were ordered for houses at the edge of the fire. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Crews chase flare-ups in Colby fire

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were chasing flare-ups Friday morning in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles. Scattered […]

01/17/2014

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