Wildland News

  • California Fire Forces School Cancellations

    The wildfire in the Angeles National Forest has forced cancellation of sporting events, venue changes and campus closures at a number of schools in the San Bernardino, Pomona/Walnut and San Gabriel valleys.

    News • September 27th, 2002

  • Crews Try to Contain California Wildfire

    The blaze, one of two major California wildfires, was posing its greatest threat to Mount Baldy Village.

    News • September 27th, 2002

  • California Wildfire Threatens Homes

    Flames from a 30,000-acre wildfire crawled to within miles of 700 hillside homes across the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and threatened rustic cabins in the Angeles National Forest.

    News • September 26th, 2002

  • Hundreds Evacuated as Fire Spreads Across Santa Cruz, CA Mountains

    Hundreds of people fled rural homes, ranches and vineyards in the hills west of Gilroy on Wednesday as the Croy fire continued a relentless, destructive march across the rolling countryside and rugged eastern slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

    News • September 26th, 2002

  • Investigations Focus on Firefighting Airplane Crashes in California and Colorado

    The National Transportation Safety Board today released the following updated information on its investigations of two United States Department of Agriculture Forestry Service firefighting airplane crashes: Lockheed C130A at Walker, California on June 17...

    News • September 25th, 2002

  • Santa Cruz Mountain Fire Burns 15 Homes, Barns

    wildfire raced through the Santa Cruz Mountains above Morgan Hill on Tuesday, destroying 15 homes, barns and trailers as firefighters scrambled into the wee hours today to protect dozens of other houses. The 1,200-acre fire started Monday and grew so...

    News • September 25th, 2002

  • Firefighters Continue to Battle Santa Cruz, California Fire

    Santa Clara County's largest wildfire in 17 years burns on, with firefighters struggling to control a blaze that has swept over more than 1,200 acres of the rugged, brush-and-timber covered eastern slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

    News • September 25th, 2002

  • California Firefighters Battle Major Wildfires

    A wildfire that has destroyed dozens of cabins and forced the closure of 650,000-acres in Angeles National Forest prompted mandatory evacuations as smoke spread across communities northeast of Los Angeles.

    News • September 25th, 2002

  • La Verne, California Fire Forces Evacuations

    A wildfire in the foothills above Los Angeles jumped from 8,000 acres to 12,000 acres in just a few hours Tuesday, sending smoke pouring over the sprawling metropolitan area and triggering public health warnings.

    News • September 24th, 2002

  • Grass Fire Burning Near Morgan Hill, California

    Crews are on the scene of a grass fire burning in the Uvas Canyon area in south San Jose near Morgan Hill.

    News • September 24th, 2002

  • Firefighters Contain Oakland Hills, California Wildfire

    More than 100 firefighters stopped the spread of a wildfire in Oakland Hills early today after the blaze ravaged as many as 10 acres of UC property.

    News • September 20th, 2002

  • Placer County, California Fire Reduces Homes To Ashes

    Rocklin and Loomis area residents Thursday returned to sift through the ashes of what were their homes before a wall of flame roared through Placer County.

    News • September 19th, 2002

  • Woman Accused in CO Blaze to Leave Halfway House

    The woman accused of starting the largest wildfire in Colorado history can be released from a halfway house while awaiting trial but must be monitored electronically, a federal judge ruled Monday.

    News • September 17th, 2002

  • Intense Logging Blamed for Wildfires

    The Bush administration's timber-cutting prescription for the West's wildfire epidemic runs counter to the record of the last half century, when large forest fires erupted on the heels of the heaviest logging ever conducted by the U.S. Forest Service.

    News • September 17th, 2002

  • Australian and New Zealand Firefighters Return Home from US Wildfires

    Victoria today welcomed home 14 firefighters who had spent six weeks battling one of the worst bushfire seasons in the US.

    News • September 16th, 2002