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Texas panhandle wildfire destroys about 75 homes

May 12, 2014

Emergency officials say about 75 homes are destroyed and hundreds of people have evacuated the area after a wildfire burned up to 2 square miles in the Texas Panhandle.

Fast moving wildfire burns at least 20 homes in Oklahoma

May 05, 2014

A fast-moving wildfire destroyed at least 20 homes near Guthrie, Oklahoma, on Sunday -- one of several fires to break out amid unseasonably high temperatures and windy conditions in the state, officials said.

A race against wind in California wildfire fight

April 30, 2014

Firefighters battling a smoky blaze in the foothills east of Los Angeles hoped to take advantage of a brief respite from the fierce, hot winds that initially pushed the fire into the path of more than 1,500 homes.

Forest fire spreads to 1500 acres in Cumblerland County during Red Flag Warning

April 25, 2014

A forest fire continues to grow in Downe Township, Cumberland County, fanned by strong winds.

As of Thursday morning, officials said about 1500 acres have been consumed in a remote area of the Edward G. Bevan Fish and Wildlife Management Area.

Climate change increasing massive wildfires in West

April 19, 2014

Massive wildfires are on the increase in the Western USA due to rising temperatures and worsening drought from climate change, and the trend could continue in the decades to come, new research suggests.

California's wildfire threat is so severe that the season started early

April 18, 2014

Don’t let the recent rains and green hillsides fool you -- the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fresh growth is only covering up months of dry, dead grass, putting California at risk for one of its most severe fire seasons ever.

Glendale becomes Firewise in preparation for Summer

April 15, 2014

Glendale residents are bracing for another rough fire season ahead, but this time they're preparing with fire defense. Glendale residents are hoping to protect their community by clearing brush and other fire fuels.

Wildfire destroys over 2000 homes in Chile

April 14, 2014

Chile poured firefighters and police into the battle against a wildfire that swept through hundreds of homes in the Pacific coastal city of Valparaiso, leaving at least 12 dead, according to an official.
Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo reported at least 2,000 homes had been destroyed by the blaze, leaving some 8,000 people without a place to live.

Black Forest Residents try to Become Firewise

March 31, 2014

Congress Studies New Way To Pay To Fight Big Fires

March 20, 2014

Congress Studies New Way To Pay To Fight Big Fires