| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:28 AM
PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- Investigators found no evidence of recklessness or negligence in the Yarnell Hill wildfire that killed 19 Prescott, Ariz., firefighters in June, raising questions about how similar tragedies could be prevented in the future.
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
FRESNO — The blaze near Yosemite National Park had incinerated scores of acres and was spreading fast. It was time, federal officials decided, to attack it from the air with all the resources at their command.
As the nation's armada of air tankers...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Gabe Garcia and John Miller stood the other day at the rim of Cucamonga Canyon, dwarfed by the spires of peaks with names that evoke old, wild California — Timber, Telegraph, Bighorn.
They were supposed to be alone.
They were not.
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The largest U.S. wildfires in the last decade of record-breaking blazes have been in the wilds of Alaska, where fires have blackened more than a half-million acres at a time.
A new study predicts more of the same for North America’s boreal forests,...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Fire crews in central Idaho are mounting an effort to push a wildfire toward an area scorched by a major fire last year as erratic winds and hot, dry conditions threaten to help the blaze grow.
Madonna Lengerich, a fire information officer on the...
| Jul 28, 2013
Along with barked orders and the whine of chain saws, the clank of steel on rock was certainly one of the sounds that rose from a hillside near Yarnell, Ariz., last month as clouds of superheated smoke roiled the sky, portending a tragedy.
One morning a...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Eleven states across the West are suffering under brutal blazes as weather forecasters warned Thursday that more wildfires could break out soon.
The National Weather Service signaled early Thursday that strong winds and dry conditions could fuel new...
| Aug 27, 2013
Even as the Rim fire in and around Yosemite National Park rages on, the U.S. Forest Service already has exhausted its firefighting budget for the year, which had been reduced by sequestration cuts. Not that the agency will stop fighting wildfires, but...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:48 AM
The massive Rim fire on Tuesday became the seventh-largest wildfire in California's history, and remained 20% contained as it burned in and around Yosemite National Park.
According to an update from Cal Fire on Tuesday, the Rim fire had grown to roughly...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:29 PM
The cost of fighting the massive Rim fire — which on Tuesday became the seventh-largest wildfire in California’s recorded history — has topped a reported $27 million.
That means the fire, which on Tuesday grew to roughly 280 square...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 2:21 PM
An erratic, fast-moving wildfire raged through sagebrush and pine trees and threatened the Idaho mountain resort community of Sun Valley on Saturday as residents of 1,300 homes in the area were ordered to leave.
Evacuation orders, which already included...