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August 02, 2016
Forecasters say the threat of significant wildfires will expand into parts of Oregon, Montana and Wyoming this month, while a broad swath of the South and the East Coast will see increased danger later in the year.
July 28, 2016
A brush fire near a housing development in Eagle was attacked quickly by firefighters earlier this week. They were able to battle the spark in part because of fire preventive measures taken by the developers who built the Avimor neighborhood.
July 27, 2016
A bulldozer operator was killed Tuesday while helping battle a wildfire near Big Sur, as a northern California blaze consumed more than 23,000 acres.
July 27, 2016
The Hayden Pass Fire is burning near Coaldale, about 20 miles southeast of Salida. The fire has burned 16,559 acres since it started July 8.
July 27, 2016
Sierra Front says the Shooting Range Fire in Storey County near the Tahoe Reno Industrial Park has grown to about 1275 acres and is about 70% contained as of this afternoon. The fire is burning light fuels in a remote area. No structures are threatened. Smoke from the Shooting Range Fire was first reported around 5:25 Wednesday afternoon and quickly grew to 50 acres behind the Tesla Gigafactory. Resources include hand crews, brush engines and a dozer.
July 16, 2016
A 2013 wildfire burned 43 square miles near Palm Springs, Calif., threatening a town and costing an estimated $15 million to put out – and the federal government wants Tarek Al-Shawaf to pay for it.
July 15, 2016
Officials say that Mr. Shawaf's warped electrical box started the fire in the San Jacinto Mountains.
Today winds from the south and southwest, up to 20mph, with a low relative humidity of 9 percent led to continued growth of the Fuller Fire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP).
July 13, 2016
Millions of acres of land are burned by wildfires every year across the United States, and humans are to blame for many of the blazes.
July 11, 2016
On average, there are more than 60,000 human-ignited fires every year across the United States, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
Two federal firefighters returning from a wildfire patrol in remote northern Nevada have been killed in a crash, while crews are battling blazes across the Western U.S.
July 05, 2016
The "beast" is dead. The Fort McMurray wildfire — one of the costliest and most damaging wildfires in Canadian history — was officially declared "under control" Tuesday by provincial officials.
The fire started May 1 near Fort McMurray, Alberta, and soon roared into the city, forcing 80,000 residents to flee in what was the biggest fire evacuation in Albertan history ...