Wildland News

  • Probe: Most Forest Projects Not Delayed

    Few projects to reduce wildfire threats were long delayed because of environmental challenges, congressional auditors say. The conclusion runs counter to the case the Bush administration and Republicans in Congress have made for scaling back studies and...

    News • May 14th, 2003

  • California Wildfire Threat High

    This season's above-average rainfall has not dampened the extreme fire danger caused by a years-long drought, and officials warned Wednesday of the potential for devastating wildfires this summer.

    News • May 9th, 2003

  • Canadian Firefighters Battle Raging Grass Fire

    Water bombers and an endless force of firefighters spent hours battling a large grass fire that raged on the outskirts of Amaranth yesterday.

    News • May 8th, 2003

  • Tax To Put Damper On Australian Firestorm

    A bushfire tax will cost the average Canberra household $50 a year for two years to help pay for a $52.5 million clean-up bill left from the January 18 firestorm.

    News • May 7th, 2003

  • Fire Safe Council Awarded $1.1 Million in Grants to Prepare California Residents for Fire Season

    Today marks the opening of Wildfire Awareness Week, May 5-11, and the California Fire Safe Council (FSC) is calling on Californians to take action to give their homes and communities a fighting chance against wildfire this season.

    News • May 6th, 2003

  • California Late Season Storms Concern Fire Officials

    Fire officials in the Big Sur area say they're concerned that this weekend's storms could lead to an especially dangerous fire season.

    News • May 2nd, 2003

  • California Forest Fire Bill Wins Support of House Panelists

    Legislation intended to reduce the threat of catastrophic forest fires cleared a House panel Wednesday, but conservationists condemned the Republican-written bill, saying it could lead to more logging and would do little to protect communities and...

    News • May 2nd, 2003

  • Moscow Firefighters Ask People Not to Make Bonfires

    The fire service of Moscow region requests people to refrain from making bonfires in the forests. e call is being made on the eve of the May-Day holiday from May 1 to May 4.

    News • April 30th, 2003

  • Fires Hit 70,000 Hectares of Woodland in Siberia and Far East

    Woodland fires have engulfed a territory of nearly 70,000 hectares in Siberia and the Far East, a spokesman for the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said on Tuesday.

    News • April 30th, 2003

  • Fire Blackens Half of Nature Preserve

    Fire blackened half of a 5-mile-wide marshy nature preserve but spared thousands of homes as firefighters contained 20-foot flames.

    News • April 29th, 2003

  • Over 80 forest fires rage in Russia's Far East Monday

    Eighty-one forest fires rage on the territory of Russia's Far East on Monday, with 40 foci of fire emerging over the past 24 hours, an official at the controller's office of the Far Eastern centre of the forest protection air service has told Itar-Tass.

    News • April 28th, 2003

  • Moscow Bans Forest Trips in Areas of Peat-Bog Fires

    Moscow region government said Thursday it had imposed a ban on trips to forests where peat-bogs were found in an attempt to prevent the spread of forest fires of the kind that plagued Moscow City and the greater part of the region in the second half of...

    News • April 25th, 2003

  • Despite Wet Weather, Fires Still a Concern

    At this time last year, local fire departments were getting small glimpses of the unmerciful season of wildfires that lay ahead, fueled by drought-like weather and high winds.

    News • April 24th, 2003

  • Aussie Volunteers Fired up by Opportunity

    Rural Fire Service volunteers Ros Bailey and Graeme Stiff have passed the gruelling test of qualifying for a stint in the US firefighting

    News • April 23rd, 2003

  • Colorado Authorizes Fire Emergency Funds

    Three small air tankers and 10 new fire engines will be placed at strategic sites around Colorado as the state prepares for another summer wildfire season.

    News • April 18th, 2003