Wildland Firefighting

Fire Season Over for Half of OR

Half of Oregon is officially free of fire season, while the state’s eastern and southern regions need significantly more rain before they’re in the clear.
The Peshtigo Fire

On the Day of the Great Chicago Fire, WI Wildfire Killed More than 1,000...

The Peshtigo Fire , the deadliest fire in United States history, leveled more than 1 million acres, flattened 16 neighboring towns, and killed between 1,200 and 1,500 people.

U.S. Officials Approve Long-Lasting Fire Retardant

U.S. officials on Tuesday approved a long-lasting fire retardant that could significantly aid in fighting increasingly destructive wildfires.
Flames rush up mountain

Photos: CA Firefighters Battle Lake Pyramid Brush Fire

Rick McClure shared some photos of firefighters operating at a recent brush fire in California.
Firefighters battle the Fawn Fire burning north of Redding in Shasta County

Evacuations Lifted for CA Fire Tied to Arson Charge

Officials have lifted all evacuation orders after crews made great progress corralling a wildfire that was started by a woman last week and has destroyed dozens of homes near Shasta Lake in Northern California.

Top Utility Regulator Tasked with Overseeing PG&E Resigns

California's top utility regulator announced Tuesday she'll step down at the end of the year.
Hoses running from a fire truck

Fawn Fire (CA) Arson Suspect Said She Was Boiling Creek Water to Remove Bear...

A Palo Alto woman facing felony charges of arson in connection with a wildfire burning in Shasta County told authorities she was trying to boil bear urine out of creek water the day the fire started, according to a criminal complaint.
Western Wildfires

Fires Threatening CA’s Sequoias Continue to Grow

California firefighters battled fast-growing forest fires threatening giant sequoias and small communities in the Sierra Nevada on Monday and worked to fully surround a suspected arson wildfire that destroyed homes last week.
Fawn Fire

Progress Made on CA Fire That Displaced Thousands

Lighter winds and cooler temperatures slowed the Fawn Fire as it moves toward the shores of California's largest man-made lake.
Wildfire in Boulder, Colorado near NIST property

Firefighters Contain Overnight Wildfire Near Boulder’s NIST

Firefighters contained a small wildfire overnight that was first reported at about 12:35 a.m. Sunday near Boulder's Third Flatiron.