Wildland Firefighting

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Firefighters in OR Aided by Cooler Weather

Firefighters were getting the upper hand Monday on a wildfire burning on the Oregon-Washington border, aided by cooler temperatures and moderating winds, officials said.
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ID Wildfire Near Pillar Falls Contained, Ground Crews Continue to Put Out Hot Spots

A brush fire burned more than 40 acres Saturday evening in the Snake River Canyon near Pillar Falls.

AZ Wildfires Prompt Evacuation Orders, Advisory Notices

Authorities in south-central Arizona ordered the evacuation Saturday of outlying areas of one community due to a threatening wildfire and advised residents of a different town to prepare for possible evacuation due to another wildfire.
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A Look Back at Devastating Wildfire Season in OR

In 2020, Oregon wildfires destroyed more than 4,000 homes, killed nine people, and raged through 1.1 million acres.
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WY Smokejumper Dies of Injuries Sustained at NM Fire

Tim Hart of Cody, Wyoming, suffered a hard fall on May 24 while responding to a fire in Hidalgo County, New Mexico.

Study: CA Fire Killed 10 Percent of World’s Redwood Trees

At least a tenth of the world’s mature giant sequoias were destroyed by a single California wildfire that tore through the southern Sierra Nevada last year, according to a draft report prepared by scientists with the National Park Service.
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Fire Risk Continues for Volusia, Flagler (FL) Counties

The sunny weather that has persisted in Volusia and Flagler counties over the past few weeks has the drought index rising, and with it, the threat of wildfires.
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The June 2021 Wildland Urban Interface Supplement

Grab the June 2021 Wildland Urban Interface supplement, which comes bundled with the June 2021 issue of Fire Engineering magazine.
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Rangers Urge Safety to Avoid More Wildfires in New England

Dry conditions and carelessness with fire has fueled a spate of wildfires this spring across parts of New England, and officials urged caution at cookouts and campsites this holiday weekend.

CA Governor Pardons Injured Inmate Firefighter who Faces ICE Deportation

A Bay Area man who was injured working as a prison firefighter and faces deportation to Laos due to a crime he committed at the age of 16 has been pardoned by Gov. Gavin Newsom.