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Montana ski area back in operation after Saturday evacuation

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — A southern Montana ski area resumed normal operations Sunday and weather conditions improved, allowing firefighters to attack wildfires that ignited the previous day in the state and northern Wyoming.

Firefighting plan aims to protect Western habitat

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has released the initial plan for a new wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West sagebrush country that supports cattle ranching and is home to a struggling bird species.

Appeal filed to stop logging on state lands that burned

SEATTLE (AP) — Two conservation groups and a resident want to stop the state from allowing logging on state lands that burned in a massive wildfire in north-central Washington last summer.

Evacuations remain after wildfire chars California towns

SWALL MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — Ira Hanson milled around an evacuation center near tiny Swall Meadows on Sunday afternoon, not quite sure what to do after learning that the dream home he and his late wife had built 30 years earlier was damaged in a wildfire that consumed 40 homes and buildings.

Fire in native forest on Oahu burns 460 acres

HONOLULU (AP) — State officials say a wildfire racing through rare native forest in central Oahu has burned about 460 acres.

Australia swelters through its third-hottest year in 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia sweltered through its third-hottest year on record in 2014, following a record hot 2013, weather authorities reported Tuesday.

2014 was warm and wet for most of Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — More than an inch of rain was recorded in the last week of December at Sea-Tac Airport to give it a total for the year of 48.5 inches.

California fires burn cabin, threaten homes

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire has been contained after destroying a forest cabin, damaging five other homes and forcing about 50 people to evacuate. Meanwhile, a second blaze threatens hundreds of homes.

Wildland Firefighting Articles

Study: Beetle-Killed Trees Do Not Increase Fire Danger

USA Today reports that devastation wrought on Western forests by the tiny mountain pine beetle appears to have little...

Puppies Saved From Forest Fire By Mother Digging Hole

A litter of nine puppies survived a forest fire because their mother dug a deep hole and placed her pups inside, wher...

Thousands Evacuated As Chile Forest Fire Threatens Valparaiso

The port cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar were threatened by a serious forest fire spreading quickly on Chile's ...

NFPA and State Farm Announce Winners of 2015 Wildfire Preparedness Day Project Contest

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm® announced the winners of the Wildfire ...

NFPA Receives Grant from State Farm for 2015 Year of Living Less Dangerously from Wildfire Campaign

To help communities prepare for and reduce their risk of wildfire damage, the National Fire Protection Associati...

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Firefighters Make Progress on Wildfire that Destroyed 40 Homes in California

Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, burned nearly 11 square mi...

Round Fire Doubles in Size as Structures Burn

Since yesterday an aggressive winter brush fire has doubled in size, destroying roughly 20 structures in the area bet...

FSA New Bid Awards to Include HME Ahrens-Fox for Fire and Emergency Apparatus

The Florida Sheriffs Association has posted the 2015 recipients of their bid award 15-11-0116. 

DynCorp International to Continue Support of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has extended its contract with DynCorp Internati...

NFPA Receives Grant from State Farm for Second Annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S. and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. Nearl...

Indago UAS Proves Firefighting Capability in Australia

In an effort to combat forest fires in Western Australia, Lockheed Martin's Indago small UAS was used to provide inte...

Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee Announces Partnership

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2015 Wildfire Mitigation Award Winners.

Orion Aerial to Revive P-3 Aerial Firefighting Fleet

Orion Aerial Firefighters (orionaff.com), a company dedicated to return the P-3 Orion to aerial firefighting service,...

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Year-End Spending Bill Funds All Federal Agencies Except DHS Through Fiscal Year 2015

Legislation funding most of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year was passed on December 13. The ...

NFPA Appoints Michele Steinberg New Manager of Wildland Fire Operations Division

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Michele Steinberg manager of its Wildland Fire Operations D...

Pierce Places Four Impel PUC Pumpers into Service with Scottsdale (AZ) Fire Department

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, recently placed four Pierce Impel pumpers on duty wi...

KIMTEK Unveils FIRELITE Ultra High Pressure Skid for Pickup Trucks

The new FIRELITE Transport FTUHP-400 series Ultra High Pressure (UHP) skid unit from KIMTEK Corporation features the ...

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