Wildland Firefighting

Fire hydrant

Firefighter Dies After Off-Duty Fence Jump in MS

A wildland firefighter fell to his death after jumping a fence in Natchez and landing 100 feet below.
Firefighter with hydraulic extrication equipment

Evacuation Lifted for AZ Town Impacted by Wildfire

A day after frantically fleeing a remote Arizona mining town where a wildfire destroyed at least a dozen homes, hundreds of residents were allowed to return Friday.

‘Nothing Looks Good’ Preparing for Summer Wildfire Season

Wearing soot-smudged, fire-resistant clothing and helmets, several wildland firefighters armed with hoes moved through a stand of ponderosa pines as flames tore through the underbrush.
Firefighter at Santa Barbara wildland fire

CA Lawmakers Push 10 Bills to Fight Wildfire Risks

Democrats who control the state Senate said Thursday they intend to advance a 10-bill package to the Assembly in the next week as California rushes to prepare for an intensifying drought and what officials fear could be a repeat of last year's record wildfire season.

PG&E to Pay $43.4M in Three Counties Burned by Grid

Pacific Gas & Electric will pay $43.4 million to government agencies in three Northern California counties to cover bills left behind from wildfires ignited during the past two years by the beleaguered utility's long-neglected power grid.
New Mexico Forestry Division

Firefighter Critically Injured Battling NM Wildfire

A wildland firefighter was critically injured while fighting a wildfire on private land in southwestern New Mexico near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Santa Barbara (CA) Man Pleads Not Guilty to Setting Wildfire

A Santa Barbara man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to setting a wildfire that forced hundreds of people from their homes.
A street with a gas station and palm trees in the foreground with a plume of smoke from the Palisades Fire rising in the distance

Photos: Palisades Fire in CA

Rick McClure shared some photos from the Palisades Fire, which started earlier this month in a canyon community in Los Angeles.
Wildland firefighter in California

As Drought Intensifies, CA Seeing More Wildfires

As California sinks deeper into drought it already has had more than 900 additional wildfires than at this point in 2020.
Oroville wildfire

Grim Western Fire Season Starts Much Drier Than Record 2020

Rainfall in the Rockies and farther west was the second lowest on record in April, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.