Chinese officials say dry conditions, high temperatures and a sudden change in wind direction all contributed to the deaths of 18 firefighters and a guide.
New Mexico has a new tool that could help crews get an early jump on any wildfires that might break out.
Nineteen people have died while fighting a raging forest fire in southwestern China and hundreds of reinforcements were sent to fight the fire.
Authorities are searching for two minimum-security inmates who walked away from a prison camp in Northern California on Friday night.
Firefighting officials on the Crow Reservation say they responded to a dozen small, early-season wildfires over the past week in southeastern Montana.
The Kansas National Guard has sent two helicopters to help local firefighters battle wildfires burning about 20-25 miles southwest of Medicine Lodge in Barber County.
A lawyer who represents more than 81,000 wildfire victims flagged the escalating concerns during a Wednesday court hearing held by conference call.