A wildfire at Pilot Mountain State Park has burned 1,100 acres and was about 80% contained Thursday.
Firefighters in North Carolina are working to put out a fire in Pilot Mountain State Park that has already burned 180 acres.
Two separate wildfires burning in the Talladega National Forest are over 90 percent contained as of Friday and trails will reopen.
Chainsaws tore through pine tree trunks and axes chipped through branches as the chatter of a yellow-shirted crew broke through the brisk fall air Tuesday morning near Dome Rock State Wildlife Area central Teller County.
On Thursday, a memorial to Big Bear Hotshots Crew Boss Charlie Morton was dedicated at the base of the meadow with a bronze plaque placed upon a large boulder.
A former college professor was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly starting four wildfires in Northern California earlier this year that threatened to trap firefighters as they battled a massive fire nearby.
Authorities on Wednesday were investigating the death of a pilot who crashed while fighting a wildfire near Rocky Mountain National Park at night, the second person to die amid wind-driven, late season wildfires in the Rockies this week.
The pilot of a single-engine air tanker was killed in a crash near one of the areas outside Estes Park, Colorado, under evacuation.