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Gusty, dry conditions raise wildfire dangers in areas of Southern California

January 05, 2014

Forecasters are warning of an onslaught of gusty, dry conditions that have raised fire danger in swaths of Southern California.

Big Sur fire destroys 15 homes, forces 100 to flee

December 17, 2013

Fire season tamer than expected; U.S. burn acreage far below average

December 09, 2013

A wildfire season that began with dire warnings that dry conditions had set the stage for a year of flames across California and the West turned out to be among the quietest of the past decade.

Wildfire risk seen as high or extreme at 4.5 million U.S. homes

November 22, 2013

Students present wildfire research at LEGO competition

November 20, 2013

Students at the McKinna Learning Center in Malibu competed in the First LEGO League's Nature's Fury challenge on Sunday, Nov. 17. The competition prompted students to research and present on a natural disaster of their choice, which earned them a third place trophy.

El Paso County, Colorado leaders stress wildfire mitigation take at D.C. hearing

November 06, 2013

El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark called for an increased focus on wildfire mitigation work during a hearing Tuesday in Washington, D.C. "Colorado has been hit time and time again, not just by fires, but floods and other issues...," Clark testified. "But I think that's a critical component - that fire suppression has to be also looked at as an emergency."

Wildfire smoke becoming a serious health hazard

October 24, 2013

Climate change will intensify U.S. wildfires, and the smoky air will cause respiratory problems in areas far beyond those burned, reports an environmental group Thursday that listed how each state fared in 2011.

Australian wildfires: New South Wales in flames with fears of worse to come

October 21, 2013

More than 50 wildfires continued to rage across the Australian state of New South Wales on Monday evening, including at least 14 burning out of control. Firefighters battled to prevent three blazes in the Blue Mountains from combining into one “mega-fire” that could force residents in Sydney’s north-west to evacuate their homes, authorities said.

Australia Wildfires: Nearly 100 Fires Rage Across New South Wales

October 18, 2013

Nearly a hundred wildfires burned across Australia's most populous state on Thursday, 18 of which were out of control, as unseasonably hot temperatures and strong winds fanned flames across the parched landscape, officials said.

2,500-acre wildfire near Camp Pendleton is cooled by winds

October 08, 2013

A wildfire that forced evacuations at the Camp Pendleton military base near San Diego has scorched some 2,500 acres but is being eased by calming winds, officials said late Sunday.