Wildland Firefighting

New Wildfire Prompts Evacuations in Northern CA

Evacuations were ordered Thursday in a Northern California community as a new wildfire spread, authorities said.

Climate Change Fuels CA Emphasis on Preventing Fires

Having spent billions of dollars in a losing battle to control wildfires in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday approved nearly $1 billion in new spending aimed at stopping the fires before they start.

Thousands Fight Wildfires Threatening CA’s Sequoias

Growing armies of firefighters battled wildfires in the heart of California’s sequoia country on Wednesday.
Injured firefighter Dan Steffenson returns home after stay in burn unit

Badly Burned MT Firefighter Welcomed Home After Stay in Burn Unit

Red Lodge Fire Rescue firefighter Dan Steffensen was flown to Utah in mid-July after he was severely burned while fighting the Harris fire.
Old fire truck

Greek Firefighters Contain Wildfire at Resort Near Athens

Fire Service officials in Greece said Tuesday they have contained a wildfire that threatened homes and prompted overnight evacuations.

Four Famous Giant Trees Unharmed by Sequoia National Park Fire

Four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park.

Homeowners Near CA Wildfires Won’t Lose Insurance

Homeowners and renters in 22 Northern California counties are guaranteed not to lose their property insurance policies over the next year after the state announced a moratorium on Monday for people who live near recent wildfires.

Crews Watching Weather as Wildfire Burns Near Sequoias

Crews were watching the weather this weekend as they battled California wildfires that have burned into some groves of gigantic ancient sequoias as they try to protect the world's largest tree.

Aluminum Wrap Used to Protect Homes in CA Wildfires

Martin Diky said he panicked as a huge wildfire started racing down a slope toward his wooden house near Lake Tahoe.
A member of the Roosevelt Hotshot Crew clears a firebreak.

Firefighters Struggling to Save CA Giant Sequoias

Firefighters wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias.