| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WASHINGTON — On the heels of a fire season that burned more than 4,000 homes and killed 34 people across the country, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) on Tuesday called for a "saner approach" to preventing wildfires while budgets are strained as a...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:20 PM
Firefighters across Southern California and other parts of the state will be pre-deploying near mountain and brush areas and staffing additional units during several days of extreme fire weather expected to begin Thursday.
A red flag fire warning for...
| Oct 4, 2013
Even before the embers from the Rim fire had stopped smoldering, the House of Representatives was using the catastrophic forest fire as an excuse to pass a harmful logging bill.
HR 1526, the so-called Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:13 AM
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is warning customers to prepare for possible power outages due to Santa Ana winds that are expected to blow in Friday.
“During high wind events, reports of power outages may increase due to downed...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:23 PM
A red flag warning is in effect across Southern California, with the National Weather Service warning that incoming Santa Ana winds are creating a serious fire hazard across the region.
Forecasters expect wind gusts up to 50 mph across L.A.-area...
| 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...