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Suspect Arraigned in King Fire (CA)

Sat, Sep 20, 2014

As fire officials began to confirm the first loss of homes and structures in the King fire, the man accused of setting the massive fire appeared in court for the first time and entered a not-guilty plea.

Inmate Firefighters Burned Over by California Wildland Fire

Fri, Sep 19, 2014

A crew of inmate firefighters had to deploy their fire shelters when a California wildfire burned over them earlier this week.

Aerial Attack on King Fire Helps Containment Effort

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

No homes have been burned in the King Fire thanks in part to all the retardant and water drops from above helping fire crews working on the ground.

Weather Helping Move Toward Containment of Estacada Fire

Wed, Sep 17, 2014

As additional crews continued to flood the fire camp set up outside Estacada, fire officials said that higher humidity and lower temperatures were making the difference in keeping the 36 Pit fire in check.

Maps Provide Early Warning of California Fire Risk

Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Fire-hardened Southern Californians know that when the Santa Ana winds blow, a wildfire probably isn't very far behind --  the only questions are where it will erupt and how bad it will be

Thousands of Firefighters Attempt to Contain 12 California Wildfires

Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Nearly 6,000 firefighters were trying to contain a dozen wildfires in California Tuesday, including a fast-spreading fire east of Sacramento and a fire near Mount Shasta that left ashy skeletons of houses and a church in its wake

Metal Sheeting in Garden Started Silverado Fire

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

The Silverado Canyon fire -- which prompted the evacuation of dozens of residents as it grew to about 1,600 acres -- was started accidentally by metal sheeting used to protect a homeowner’s backyard vegetable garden.

No Containment Yet of 36 Pit Fire (OR)

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

The 36 Pit fire, burning in grass and timber about 10 miles southeast of Estacada, has charred 2,300 acres and is zero-percent contained.

Silverado Fire Burns 1500 Acres

Sun, Sep 14, 2014

Three firefighters were recovering from minor injuries after the Silverado Fire in the mountains of Cleveland National Forest south of Corona broke out the previous day during possible record-breaking temperatures and reached 1,500 acres before being 10 percent contained.

IAFF to Honor Fallen Firefighters

Sat, Sep 13, 2014

This year, the IAFF will share 168 compelling stories of professional fire fighters and paramedics who paid the ultimate price protecting their communities.

Reporting from the Front Lines of the Happy Camp Complex Fire

Sat, Sep 13, 2014

NBC News was given access to the front lines of the 100,000-acre Happy Camp Complex fire in northern California.

Names of 168 Fallen Firefighters Etched into Wall of Honor

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Each name tells a story. This year, the IAFF will share 168 compelling stories of professional fire fighters and paramedics who paid the ultimate price protecting their communities.

Yosemite Fire Prompts Evacuations

Mon, Sep 8, 2014

Investigators are trying to determine whether a raging fire near Half Dome that forced rescue workers to airlift 85 people out of the back country in Yosemite National Park is part of a fire that had been smoldering for more than a month,.

Hawaii Fire Caused by Kids Burns Hundreds of Acres

Sun, Aug 24, 2014

Firefighters battling a Hawaii wildfire caused by young boys playing with a lighter are using helicopters and clearing terrain to attack the 1¼-square mile fire.

Junction Fire Reaches 95 Percent Containment

Sat, Aug 23, 2014

Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a wildfire in the Oakhurst area.

Woman Set Reservation Fire to Give Friends Work

Sat, Aug 23, 2014

A woman is to be sentenced next month for setting a wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon because her firefighter friends were bored and needed work.

Teen Girl Accused in Cocos Fire Will Stand Trial

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

A teenage girl accused of starting north San Diego’s devastating Cocos Fire is competent to stand trial.

Colorado Buys Fire-Spotting Planes

Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks, deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of fires quicker after the first sighting of smoke with the aim of beginning suppression efforts faster.

Firefighters Gain Ground on Wildfire near Yosemite

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Hundreds of firefighters worked a fast-moving wildfire in the foothill town of Oakhurst on Tuesday, limiting the casualties to eight buildings and halting the fire's spread into nearby Yosemite National Park.

Spartan ERV Expands Wildland Apparatus Portfolio

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles) ("Spartan" or the "Company"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), has expanded its wildland product offerings with the introduction of a new Wildland MPT (Mini-Pumper Trooper) configuration.

Three Hurt Fighting South Cle Elum Ridge Fire

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

A log rolled down a hill and injured two Arizona firefighters fighting the South Cle Elum Ridge Fire early Wednesday afternoon, and a third was hurt in a vehicle collision that day