Wildland News

  • Southern Calif. Officials Issue Fire Warning

    Winds of more than 25 mph blew through the region, and humidity was less than 15%.

    News • November 20th, 2002

  • Santa Ana, Calif. Winds Fan Fire Fears

    Fire officials are expected to declare an extreme fire danger in San Diego County because of a combination of winds and warm, dry weather.

    News • November 19th, 2002

  • Dry Conditions, High Winds Fuel Ark. Wildfires

    Crews in four different counties battled wildfires Monday as high winds and dry conditions complicated efforts to contain the blazes.

    News • November 18th, 2002

  • Prevention Would Aid Firefighting

    A study of six major wildfires in 2001 found that the federal government could save money by fighting forest fires more effectively, but could save much more by thinning forests and taking other preventative measures.

    News • November 15th, 2002

  • Panel Releases First Report on Colorado's Largest Wildfire

    High winds, a drought and low moisture in trees fueled the 137,759-acre Hayman fire.

    News • November 14th, 2002

  • Road Blamed in Fatal California Firefighter Accident

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Bad road conditions and driver inexperience contributed to an accident that killed three firefighters this summer, a U.S. Forest Service investigation found.

    News • October 30th, 2002

  • The Indian Fire - Prescott, Arizona

    This was another beautiful sunny, warm and breezy day in the Prescott area. The fire danger rating was at the top of the scale and registered as "EXTREME."

    News • October 28th, 2002

  • Aerial Firefighters Pledge Reform

    The aerial firefighting industry promised reforms Thursday to help prevent a repeat of this summer, when two aging air tankers crashed fighting wildfires in California and Colorado, killing five people.

    News • October 25th, 2002

  • History Channel Documentary Investigates the Storm King Mt. Tragedy

    Fire On The Mountain is a riveting documentary investigating the death of the 14 firefighters killed in 1994 on Storm King Mountain in Colorado, one of the worst disasters in U.S. wildfire history.

    News • October 25th, 2002

  • Forest Service Planes Under Scrutiny

    The aging airplanes that the Forest Service uses to fight wildfires have been under scrutiny before. But none of the audits or the probes or the memos had the impact of a video showing an air tanker's wings snapping off in flight.

    News • October 7th, 2002

  • Fire Crews Appreciated for Protecting Homes Along Angeles National Forest

    Firefighters battling the Angeles National Forest wildfire never had it so good. Residents set up cots and chairs, baked and cooked for them.

    News • October 3rd, 2002

  • Wildfire Chars 1,500 Acres South of Davis, CA

    Firefighters spent much of Wednesday roping in a wildfire that blackened 1,500 acres near Davis.

    News • October 3rd, 2002

  • Severe Fire, Drought Shut Down CA Wilderness

    Federal authorities today will announce plans to close vast stretches of the San Bernardino National Forest, the second time in a week that severe fire and drought conditions have forced officials to shut down public wilderness in Southern California.

    News • October 3rd, 2002

  • California Fire Forces Evacuations

    Wind-driven flames from a fast-moving brush fire forced the evacuation of campers in southern Sacramento County Tuesday night.

    News • October 2nd, 2002

  • Gusty Davis, CA Winds Fan Valley Flames

    Gusty winds fueled more fires Wednesday, including one that damaged two homes in Sacramento.

    News • October 2nd, 2002