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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

Rain Dampens Extreme Fire Behavior in Oregon

Wed, Aug 13, 2014

Light rain falling over southwestern Oregon helped crews stop an explosive burst of a wildfire threatening scattered homes on the outskirts of Shady Cove.

Crews Struggle with Wind in Central Washington Fire

Sun, Aug 10, 2014

Fire crews are still struggling to contain an 8,840-acre blaze about 12 miles north of Ellensburg in Central Washington, called the Snag Canyon Fire.

Register for Free Wildland Fire Assessment Program Training

Sat, Aug 9, 2014

Register today to participate in the Wildland Fire Assessment Program FREE training that's taking place in conjunction with the National Volunteer Fire Council's annual fall meeting

Firefighters Gain on Destructive Oregon Wildfire

Sat, Aug 9, 2014

Fire officials are upbeat about their progress in fighting a wildfire in Oregon's wind-swept Columbia River Gorge that destroyed one home, damaged two others and threatened more than 700 others.

Jet Captures Fire Clouds Over California Wildfires

Thu, Aug 7, 2014

New photographs taken from a fighter jet above massive wildfires raging along the California-Oregon border show the formation of so-called "fire clouds," which can introduce pollution and smoke into the atmosphere.

Hunter Charged with Starting the Rim Fire

Thu, Aug 7, 2014

A bow hunter who was rescued by a helicopter soon after last year's devastating Rim Fire broke out near Yosemite National Park was accused Thursday of accidentally igniting the fire

Columbia Gorge Fire Threatens Town

Wed, Aug 6, 2014

Firefighters told residents of 70 homes in the Columbia Gorge community of Rowena to evacuate on Wednesday. Another 100 homes in the area were on notice to be ready to go.

One Dead in Large Sweden Wildfire

Tue, Aug 5, 2014

One man appears to have died in Sweden's largest forest fire in more than 40 years, authorities said Tuesday, as a heat wave across several regions of northern Europe hampers firefighting efforts.

NVFC to Offer Free Wildland Fire Assessment Program Training Course

Tue, Aug 5, 2014

Register today to participate in the Wildland Fire Assessment Program FREE training that’s taking place in conjunction with the National Volunteer Fire Council’s annual fall meeting.

Cooler Weather Slows Siskiyou Mountains Fire

Mon, Aug 4, 2014

The spread of a major wildfire in the Siskiyou Mountains along the Oregon-California border has slowed as temperatures cooled, giving firefighters a chance to build containment lines. But more lightning is predicted, and it could start more fires.

Oregon Gulch Fire Expands and Destroys Three Homes

Sun, Aug 3, 2014

People who live along Highway 66 near Ashland should be ready to evacuate because of a wildfire, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.

Eastern Shasta County Wildfire Grows to 5,500 acres

Sat, Aug 2, 2014

The Eiler Fire, sparked by lightning, has grown to 5,500 acres and crossed Highway 89 near Hat Creek.

INVISTA Donates TECGEN® Brand Fire Gear to WA Firefighters

Fri, Aug 1, 2014

The gear was donated and delivered to Douglas County Fire District #5 in Washington State.