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Spanish Wildfire Firefighters Go on Strike

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Hundreds of people have been evacuated in Catalonia due to wildfires that are still raging, while Spain's forest firefighting brigade announce an indefinite strike.

Four Firefighters Injured Working California Wildfire

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Northern California Wildfire Threatens Structures

Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Fire season in Northern California hit full bore Saturday, as yet another wildfire erupted near Colfax about 2:30 p.m. and quickly consumed 4,000 acres of forest north of Interstate 80 from Gold Run to Alta

All Evacuation Orders Lifted in Wragg Fire

Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The Wragg Fire, which has burned nearly 7,000 acres in the North Bay, is now 55 percent contained. All evacuation orders and road closures were lifted at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Firefighters Make Progress Fighting Wragg Fire

Sat, Jul 25, 2015

Firefighters are making progress containing a massive wildfire burning near Lake Berryessa in Napa, Yolo and Solano counties.

Firefighters Work Glacier Park Fire as Elite Reinforcements Arrive

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Fueled by high winds and dry conditions, a wildfire is working through heavy timber on the east side of Glacier National Park as firefighters and helicopters scramble to contain the fire that is moving northeast along St. Mary Lake and near Going-to-the-Sun Road

VIDEO: CA Wildfire Now at 6,000 Acres Forcing Evacuations

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Flames broke out around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the south end of Lake Berryessa in the Cold Canyon area.

Glacier Park Fire Grows to 2000 Acres

Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Strong winds blowing steadily at about 30 miles per hour are pushing the Reynolds Creek Fire along the northwest shore of St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, prompting additional precautionary evacuations of the St. Mary area

Multiple Agencies Assist Wildland Firefighter with Broken Leg

Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Numerous emergency services agencies were needed to rescue a wildland firefighter who had broken his leg Monday evening.

Close To 1,000 Acres Burned in Glacier National Park Wildfire in MT

Wed, Jul 22, 2015

The Reynolds Creek Wildland Fire was first reported about 6 p.m. ET on the east side of Glacier National Park.

Helicopter Pilot Survives Emergency Landing Fighting WA Wildfire

Tue, Jul 21, 2015

Heather Lee of Walla Walla County Emergency Management told the Union-Bulletin the helicopter suffered a mechanical failure.

VIDEO: Grant County (WA) Brush Fire Now at 800 Acres

Tue, Jul 21, 2015

The fire moved into an area where there was not as much fuel, so homes are no longer being threatened and all the mandatory evacuations have been lifted.

California Bill Allows Firefighters to Take Down Drones

Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Two lawmakers are taking steps to stop drones from interfering in firefighting efforts after several incidents in California.

New Research Reveals How Wildfires Spread

Mon, Jul 20, 2015

The phrase "spreads like wildfire" is well known, but until recent discoveries by researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD), U.S. Forest Service, and University of Kentucky, it wasn't well-understood how wildfires actually spread. 

Study: Climate Change Increasing Length of Wildfire Seasons Across Globe

Mon, Jul 20, 2015

In a paper published on Tuesday, July 14, in the international journal Nature Communications, a team of researchers concluded that from 1979 to 2013, there was an 18.7 percent increase in the global average fire season length.

WA Wildfire Now at 70 Acres

Mon, Jul 20, 2015

A wildfire that began at around 12 p.m. Sunday just northeast of Woodland has grown to more than 70 acres.

Pines Fire (CA) Grows to 200 Acres

Sun, Jul 19, 2015

Evacuations remained in place at multiple campgrounds near Wrightwood and Big Pines Saturday and Highway 2 was reopened as firefighters achieved 35 percent containment on the 200-acre Pines Fire

Cal Fire Firefighter Recaps Incident When Tree Fell on Him

Sun, Jul 19, 2015

For a seasonal firefighter, it was a fairly routine day -- a hot, lengthy hike up Case Mountain near Three Rivers and putting out a small, brush fire.

Camp Fire Near Cave Creek is 50 Percent Contained

Sat, Jul 18, 2015

A wildfire burning north of Cave Creek was 50 percent contained on Friday night, according to a spokeswoman for the Tonto National Forest.

Wildland Fire Involving Four Structures Burns Near Lake Henshaw

Thu, Jul 16, 2015

The 25-acre brush fire near Lake Henshaw has been 50 percent contained, firefighters said, but some nearby roads are still closed as firefighters continue their work

Thousand of Fire Evacuees in Western Canada May Return Home

Wed, Jul 15, 2015

About 1,000 wildfire evacuees from Saskatchewan are being allowed to go home, the premiere of the western Canadian province said Wednesday.