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5 Arkansas counties ban fires, others under risk of wildfire

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Forestry Commission said Monday that the state's late-summer wildfire season is "on schedule" this year, with temperatures climbing and forecasters predicting little rain over the next few weeks.

Park fire probe concludes conditions were underestimated

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A report on a wildfire in Wind Cave National Park in April concludes the park underestimated how dry conditions would affect efforts to control an escaped fire.

Spanish firefighters bring major forest blaze under control

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Spain say they have brought under control a major blaze that was Catalonia's biggest wildfire in three years.

A look at wildfires burning around the West

Here is a look at wildfires burning around the West.

Weaker wind, humidity may help control big Spanish wildfire

MADRID (AP) — A wildfire is continuing to blacken forests in northeastern Spain but authorities say that weaker winds and rising humidity are helping slow its advance.

Drought-like conditions fuel fires in Montana, California

Firefighters hope an approaching cold front quells the hot, dry and windy conditions that have hampered their efforts to contain a wildfire burning through Montana's Glacier National Park.

Wildfire sends campers fleeing Glacier National Park

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire driven by gusting winds swept down Glacier National Park's most popular roadway toward a small community at the park's eastern entrance, sending visitors packing and residents scrambling to protect their homes and businesses.

Glacier National Park wildfire forces tourists to leave cars

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire in Glacier National Park torched a car and a historic cabin and forced tourists to abandon their vehicles on the Montana park's most popular roadway while officials evacuated hotels, campgrounds and homes.

Rain calms California fire that jumped freeway, burned cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rare summer storm allowed firefighters to contain 60 percent of a wildfire that swept across a California interstate highway, torching vehicles and sending people running for their lives.

Rain calms California fire that jumped freeway, burned cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rare summer storm allowed firefighters to contain 60 percent of a wildfire that swept across a California interstate, torching vehicles and sending people running for their lives.

Wildland Firefighting Articles

Weather Shift Enables Fire Crews to Work on Containing Rocky Fire (CA)

A spot fire from the Rocky Fire jumped Highway 20 Monday afternoon, charring about 50 acres of land as crews continue...

Firefighter Was Killed While Scouting California Fire

Dry Conditions has Large Impact on Fire Season's Start

Aerial Patrols Help Firefighters Spot California Wildfires

Daily aerial patrols are helping firefighters detect wildfires before they can grow into something much bigger.

Mason County (WA) Fire Destroys Half-Dozen Homes

A fast-moving wildfire in rural Mason County burned at least eight structures, including at least six homes, and scor...

Wildfire Firefighting Videos

SURVIVAL ZONE

Training Minutes: Firefighter Self-Rescue

Check out a series of Training Minutes videos on firefighter bailouts and self-rescue.

SUBURBAN FIREFIGHTING

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

Patrick J. Kenny: “Mayday” for Mental Health

Patrick J. Kenney discusses the awareness of mental health in the fire service.

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.

Engine

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

Tyco Fire Protection Products Introduces Mobile App

Tyco Fire Protection Products (TFPP), in the total fire suppression solutions industry, has introduced a mobile app that streamlines the proce...

RIT

Throw Back to Basics: Bailout

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

HAZMAT

New Hurricane PSAs Urge Residents to Prepare

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has produced new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) urging hurr...

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

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....