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Feds: Giant burned area in SW Idaho can be rehabilitated

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has the ability to reseed and rehabilitate a giant burned area on the Idaho-Oregon border where a wildfire scorched primary sage grouse habitat and grasslands needed by ranchers, the agency's director says.

Fire crews battle smoky conditions, flames in Washington

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range hurt air quality Wednesday and hampered efforts by crews battling the flames in Washington state.

Schools closed again because of California mountain fire

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Schools are closed for a second day in the Southern California mountain community where crews are battling a small but smoky wildfire burning through timber near a popular ski resort.

Homes threatened as fire spreads near California ski resort

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Planes and helicopters are making major liquid drops on a wildfire that broke out near a ski resort in the San Bernardino Mountains, bringing the first gains against the blaze.

New Mexico officials issue health alert

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico environmental officials are issuing a health alert due to smoke from wildfire and high winds.

Air quality advisory for smoke from California wildfire

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas area is being warned of smoke from a California wildfire that could affect air quality.

Texas Crop Report

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of Aug. 18:

Big wildfire threatens resort town in US

SPOKANE, Washington (AP) — Big wildfires burning Monday near the inland Washington resort town of Chelan were taking a toll on the region's main economic engines — tourism and the apple industry.

Wildfire claims sage grouse habitat in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Here's a look at wildfires burning Wednesday around the West:

More evacuations ordered as Northern California blaze grows

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that forced some California residents to flee their home for a second time in recent weeks is rapidly growing, prompting authorities to order more evacuations.

Wildland Firefighting Articles

Rain in the Forecast as Smoke from WA Wildfires Grounds Fire Aircraft

The dense smoke also was causing respiratory problems for people far from the fire lines. In Spokane County, which ha...

VIDEO: Winds Shifted Moments Before WA Wildfire FFs Killed

Dispatch records from the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office obtained by the Associated Press through a public records ...

WA Wildfire Update: New Level 3 Evacuations for North Star Fire

The Ferry County Sheriff's Office advises that a Level 3 evacuation order will start Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.

VIDEO: Samoan Fire Crew Performs Ritual Dance in Thanks While Fighting CA Wildfires

The crew of five veterans and 11 rookie firefighters from the National Park of American Samoa joined the Norther...

Firefighters Tested by Washington Wildland Fires

As flames scorch more than 920 square miles across eastern and central Washington, firefighters continue to brave the...

Wildfire Firefighting Videos


Paul Conway Fire Announces Chief Conway’s Scholarship Program

Celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year, Paul Conway Fire recently announced their latest initiative to help give back to those who protect an...


Big Storms, Big Emergencies

In this course, discuss the reason unusual conditions lead to unusual problems during big storms and discover how to preplan with your local utilit...

First Due Battalion Chief

Firefighting and Preserving the Fire Scene: Finding the Balance

The company officers and firefighters all play a huge role in every fire investigation, Danny Sheridan and Steve Chasteen write.

FDIC International

Buster Cooper: Forcible Exiting “The Fortified Rear Door”

Buster Cooper talks about the knowledge and skills needed for this situation and emphasizes rotary saw and chain saw applications.

Dunn's Dispatch

Dunn's Dispatch: Rekindle Fires

Preventing a rekindle is a team responsibility. Vincent Dunn discusses the implications of a rekindle and the importance of overhaul operations.


Positive Power

In last month's column, we continued our discussion about how a boss personally uses the power that goes with his position. We included a fairly lo...

Industrial Firefighting

Larson Electronics Releases Explosion Proof LED Light with 250’ Cord and Explosion Proof Plug

Longtime leader in commercial and industrial grade lighting equipment Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting ...


Throw Back to Basics: Bailout

Brian Zaitz has a new training bulletin on the fundamentals of firefighter self-rescue and bailout training.


Harris County Public Information Officer Re-Appointed to FCC Committee

Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) Public Information Officer, Francisco Sánchez, Jr. has been re-appoint...


MORE Intelligence

When a tool is left to deteriorate and personnel skills are not consistently reinforced, the expected end result is ineffectiveness, writes Eric G....