SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Scientists are assessing the damage from a massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park, laying plans to protect habitat and waterways as the fall rainy season approaches. Members of the federal […]
HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Southern California firefighters are battling a 15- to 20-acre wildland fire south of Hemet in Riverside County. The fire was reported at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday and is burning in grass and […]
WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — A pile of goat manure spontaneously caught fire, spreading stench and wrinkling noses through a Vermont town but causing no damage, officials said. The odor evoked “a damp kind of burning […]
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Wildfires burning in Oregon, Idaho and Montana are taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the year. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise […]
BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are making progress battling Southern California’s latest destructive wildfire, which has burned 26 homes and threatened more than 500 others in the San Jacinto Mountains. The Silver Fire, which charred […]
BANNING, Calif. (AP) — California truly is the Golden State this summer — golden brown — and that has fire officials worried heading into the peak of the wildfire season. It’s still weeks before the […]
An interactive showing the location and statistics of the Silver wildfire, including photos, can be viewed here.
IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) – The threat of weekend thunderstorms could bring much-needed moisture to a huge wildfire in the Southern California mountains near Palm Springs. Unfortunately it could also bring wind, lightning and other volatile […]
Click here to see an interactive guide to 50 years of wildfires.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – There’s a dangerous but basic equation behind the killer Yarnell Hill wildfire and other blazes raging across the West this summer: More heat, more drought, more fuel and more people in […]
DENVER (AP) — A bipartisan group of Western U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to focus more on preventing wildfires rather than taking money from programs that clear potentially hazardous dead trees and […]
COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) — California fire officials say they’ve arrested a couple suspected of setting dozens of grass fires, including one that destroyed a home near Yosemite National Park. State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says […]