Wildland Firefighting

Route Fire burns near freeway in California

Photos: Firefighters Battle Wildfire That Shut CA Freeway

Rick McClure shared some photos and video of firefighters battling a wildfire that forced the shutdown of a section of Interstate 5 in California.
Forest fire in Malaga, Spain

Fire Crews in Spain Face ‘Complex’ Wildfire for Fifth Day

Firefighting crews in southern Spain are looking at the sky for much-needed rainfall that they hope can help extinguish a major wildfire.

Wildfire Forces Closure of CA Freeway

A wildfire near Castaic Saturday has led to the closure of a part of a major freeway in Southern California, officials told local media.

More Evacuated as Spain Deploys Military Against Wildfire

Soldiers are being deployed in southeastern Spain to join the battle against a major wildfire that is burning for a fourth day.

Rain Helps in CA Fire Fight, Lightning Sparks Others

Thunderstorms that dropped light rain gave some breathing room to crews struggling to quench California's massive wildfires but lightning sparked several new fires in the drought-stricken north.
Firefighters bathed in firelight from Caldor Fire

CA Wildfires at Risk of Sparking as Wind Blows In

A weather system affecting northwest California was expected to bring dry lightning and blustery winds through early Friday, unleashing a risk of new wildfires.

Spanish Wildfire Kills Firefighter, Forces Evacuations

A worsening wildfire that kept advancing through forest land and prompted the evacuation of nearly 1,000 residents has claimed the life of one firefighter.

CA Weather Brings New Wildfire Worries

The interior of California was very hot and dry Wednesday and the forecast called for a risk of fire-starting dry lightning as thousands of firefighters already have their hands full with wildland fires that have been burning for weeks.
Firefighter facing away with turnout gear

Biochar Ambassadors Hope to Save Fire-Ravaged Methow River (WA)

In mid-summer, fires were burning on both sides of the Methow River. Air quality was bad enough to make national news.

Soldiers, Planes Fight Intentional Wildfires in Spain

Wildfires suspected to be arson have burned nearly 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) of forest in northwestern Spain over two days, although rainfall was expected to give a respite to firefighting teams.