Being a wildland firefighter has always involved long hours, personal risk and weeks away from home. But this year has been something else.
Some of the fiercest winds of the fire season drove fires up and down the state Sunday night and Monday. Two firefighters were severely injured near Irvine.
The ferocious Silverado Fire burning Monday in Orange County doubled in size by early afternoon, leaping to 4,000 acres as hundreds are battling a fire that has left two firefighters critically injured.
A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuation orders for 70,000 people and seriously injured two firefighters in Southern California on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent utility equipment from sparking new fires.
Hundreds of thousands of Californians lost power as utilities sought to prevent the chance of their equipment sparking wildfires and the fire-weary state braced for a new bout of dry, windy weather.
State investigators found that a contract firefighter’s death in August and near-fatal injuries to an inmate firefighter this month stemmed from aggressive tactics gone awry.
The possibility of a Coronavirus outbreak in the Northwest’s fire camps this summer was avoided
Pacific Gas & Electric may cut power to over 1 million people on Sunday to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires as extreme fire weather returns to the region, the utility announced Friday.
A Colorado wildfire that exploded overnight Wednesday, forced nearby evacuations and closed Rocky Mountain National Park has become the second largest fire in state history.
Fire photographer Rick McClure offered some photos of City of Los Angeles (CA) Fire Department (LAFD) units battling a vegetation fire last week.