Wildland Firefighting

Injured inmate California firefighter released to his family for now

Hurt CA Inmate Firefighter Released from ICE Hold

An injured California inmate firefighter has been released from federal immigration detention and is home for the first time since his arrest more than two decades ago.

CA Storm Raises Risk of Debris Flows in Wildfire Burn Areas

By JOHN ANTCZAK and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A potent atmospheric river barreled ashore in Northern California, bringing downpours that threaten to unleash destructive debris flows from wildfire burn scars...
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Lawyer for Man Charged in (CO) Wildfire Wants Case Dismissed

A lawyer for a Danish man charged with arson for starting a wildfire that destroyed over 100 homes in southern Colorado in 2018 urged a judge on Thursday to dismiss the case against him because doctors have found him unable to stand trial three times due to his mental health.
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Fire Official: Arcing Power Lines Caused Big Reno (NV) Brush Fire

Satellite imagery and surveillance video helped pinpoint arcing power lines in gale force winds as the cause of a November brush fire that destroyed five Reno homes and damaged two dozen others.
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Fierce CA Winds Fan Fires, Topple Trees and Trucks

Powerful winds raking California on Tuesday reignited small fires in a forested area where a massive wildfire burned south of San Francisco last summer, authorities said.
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Wildfire Burns in Hot, Dry, Windy Southern CA

Firefighters battled a wildfire in the inland mountains of Southern California on Friday as Santa Ana winds brought dry and unseasonably hot weather that heightened fire danger in a region where little rain has fallen this winter.
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Wildfire Fuel Break Plan Faces Legal Challenge

Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S government to block plans to build up to 11,000 miles of fuel breaks.
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WA Lands Chief Again Proposes Dedicated Funds to Fight Wildfire

After yet another year of catastrophic wildfires in Washington state, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is once again proposing that the state create a dedicated fund to prevent and fight the fires.

Study: Wildfires Produced up to Half of Pollution in US West

Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive fires
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The End of a Year of Fire at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (TX)

Tracts across Anahuac National Wildlife Refugetold different parts of the story. Hundreds of acres were totally black, freshly burned.