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Firefighters Expect Full Containment of King Fire by Saturday

Wed, Oct 1, 2014

Full containment of a massive wildfire that scorched roughly 97,000 acres just east of Sacramento is expected by Saturday.

King Fire Crews Start to Rehab Site

Sun, Sep 28, 2014

Crews are demobilizing from the King Fire just west of Lake Tahoe as they transition from suppression to rehabilitation.

University of Colorado Study Examines Trees to Learn About Wildfires

Wed, Sep 24, 2014

Wildfires along Colorado's Front Range, long assumed to be intensifying, may not be when understood in historical context before 20th-century fire-fighting, a new study finds

Firefighter Hurt and Airlifted from King Fire

Wed, Sep 24, 2014

Cal Fire said a firefighter was hurt at the site of the King Fire in El Dorado County.

Firefighters Who Gave Their Lives in Service to Others Honored in Colorado Memorial

Mon, Sep 22, 2014

IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger joined grieving families and comrades in honoring the 168 professional fire fighters and paramedics who died in the line of duty in the past year at the IAFF 28th Annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service in Colorado Springs.

Howe and Howe Tech Launches Extreme Bulldog 4x4 Wildland Firefighting Brush Truck

Mon, Sep 22, 2014

You simply get more “bang for your buck” with a Bulldog 4X4 Fire truck.

Oregon Governor Declares Scoggins Creek Wildfire a Fire Emergency

Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared the Scoggins Creek wildfire a fire emergency, directing fire and police crews from around the state to mobilize under the state's Emergency Conflagration Act.

Firefighters Describe Their Work Battling California Wildfires

Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Much of the work preventing wildfires happens far from the flames.

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,.