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Most of New Hampshire at risk for wildfires

April 23, 2016

STODDARD, N.H. —A red-flag warning remains in effect for most of New Hampshire because the risk of wildfire is high.

Brush fires have burned hundreds of acres across the state during an unusually dry spring, firefighters said. So far this year, more than 30 brush fires have broken out and burned about 340 acres.

Stoddard is still reeling after a member of the fire department was accused of starting the fire that burned nearly 200 acres.

Wildfires, Once Confined to a Season, Burn Earlier and Longer

April 12, 2016

The first Alaska wildfire of 2016 broke out in late February, followed by a second there just eight days later.

New Mexico has had 140 fires this year, double the number in the same period last year, fueled by one of the warmest, driest winters on record.

Wildfires scorch dozens of acres in Daytona Beach

April 11, 2016

Fire crews battled wildfires that burned Sunday afternoon within yards of several homes in a Daytona Beach neighborhood near LPGA Boulevard.

Units from the Daytona Beach Fire Department, Volusia County Fire Rescue and Florida Forest Service responded to the 200 block of Thornberry Branch Lane in the Bayberry Lakes subdivision around 4:30 p.m. after a brush fire began in the woods just east of the housing development.

Wildfire in northwest Oklahoma now 70 percent contained

April 10, 2016

Oklahoma Forestry Services says a wildfire burning in northwestern Oklahoma is now 70 percent contained.

The fire being called the 350 Complex Fire has burned about 90 square miles since Tuesday. Investigators believe the fire was started by arcing power lines that touched the dry ground because of gusting winds.

Wildfires threaten towns in rural Oklahoma, Kansas

April 06, 2016

Authorities are responding to wildfires in Oklahoma and Kansas that have led to evacuations, scorched mostly rural land and destroyed an unknown number of structures.

In Oklahoma, the largest fire was in the same area near the border with Kansas where blazes last month scorched hundreds of square miles.

Kansas wildfire has rippling effect

March 30, 2016

Emergency crews continue to monitor a wildfire that is largely contained after it burned hundreds of miles of rangeland in Kansas and Oklahoma.

New Mexico gets wildfire prevention law

March 09, 2016

Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation aimed at better positioning New Mexico to protect its forests from wildfires and flooding.

One bill clears the way for the State Forestry Division to be reimbursed by the federal government for thinning and other conservation work done by state employees.

Fire officials say to ‘expect an early start’ to Alaska wildfire season

March 06, 2016

“Expect an early start to the wildland fire season.”

That’s what officials with the Alaska Division of Forestry are saying about this spring and summer. Already, at least two wildfires have been reported this season.

Massive Wildfire Makes Way Across Washington, Osage County Ranchlands

March 06, 2016

Thousands of acres burned through Osage and Washington counties on Sunday as crews from nearly a dozen agencies did their best to get the wildfire under control.

Fight Brews Over Federal Wildfire Funding After Devastating Year

February 12, 2016

After the costliest of wildfire seasons ravaged the West last year, with three catastrophic blazes ripping through Lake County, the U.S. Forest Service may be headed for a showdown with Congress over how to cover the surging bill.