Wildland News

  • Monkeys Displaced by Texas Fire Cause Havoc

    WALLER COUNTY, Texas -- A group of pet rhesus monkeys are on the loose in Waller County. Some of them are even turning violent. Texas Parks and Wildlife officials said one of their game wardens, Karin Apple, was bitten by one of the monkeys...

    News • September 13th, 2011

  • Wildland Fire Severely Burns Calif. Woman

    LOMA RICA, Calif. -- A wildfire severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon in the Yuba County community of Loma Rica. The woman whose name was not immediately released was taken by ambulance to a hospital in...

    News • September 11th, 2011

  • Texas Officials Turn Down Self-Dispatched Vols

    Many of the volunteers who headed to Bastrop to help battle one of the most destructive wildfires in Texas in decades were turned away, according to The Austin American-Statesman.After the fires broke out on Sunday, officials sought state assistance and...

    News • September 9th, 2011

  • 101-Year-Old Saved From Raging Okla. Wildfire

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- A 101-year-old man will live another day thanks to his old friend and caretaker. A.C. Johnson was at home during a wildfire that leveled several homes in Oklahoma City. J.R. Bradford, Johnson's...

    News • September 8th, 2011

  • San Antonio Police Chopper Used to Fight Fire

    SAN ANTONIO -- Most people see Blue Eagle, SAPD'S helicopter unit, and think police work. But Monday's wildfire in Stone Oak required one of their choppers to switch gears. On Tuesday, KSAT-12 spoke to the pilots who were in the thick of it all...

    News • September 7th, 2011

  • Growing Calif. Wildland Fire Destroys 12 Homes

    TEHACHAPI, Calif. -- Late Monday fire officials confirmed 12 Tehachapi area homes have been destroyed by the raging Canyon Wildfire, and another 600 homes are still threatened. The blaze has now scorched 8,600 acres in the hills above...

    News • September 7th, 2011

  • 300 Homes Destroyed by Fast-Moving Texas Fire

    BASTROP, Texas -- More than 300 homes have been destroyed by a fast-moving wildfire in Bastrop, officials said Monday. The fire has consumed at least 16,000 acres so far, fire officials said. The wildfire started in the Lost Pines area northeast...

    News • September 5th, 2011

  • Calif. Crew Stops Grass Fire Feet From Homes

    BENICIA, Calif. -- Some Benicia residents were breathing easier Sunday night after a fast-moving, three-alarm grass fire was knocked down by firefighters within a few feet of their homes. The fire started near Benicia Community Park around 4:15...

    News • August 9th, 2011

  • Crews Busy Battling Two Large Nevada Wildfires

    Firefighting crews were busy battling two large wildfires in Elko County Thursday, according to The Elko Daily Free Press.The Suzie Fire was estimated at 3,000 acres while the Sugarloaf Fire was estimated at 2,000 acres, BLM Elko Office spokeswoman...

    News • August 5th, 2011

  • Two Ala. Firefighters Treated During Brush Fire

    Two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion after a brush fire scorched a wheat and bean field in Tanner Wednesday afternoon, according to The Decatur Daily.Clements Firefighter Matthew Hayes and another firefighter were treated at the scene and are...

    News • August 4th, 2011

  • Three Injured by Heat in Okla. Wildland Fire

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Dozens of firefighters battled a fire in Mustang that destroyed a barn and threatened other structures on Monday. The blaze at Southwest 119th Street and Mustang Road destroyed a barn and jumped...

    News • August 1st, 2011

  • Forest Fire Torches Island in South Carolina

    ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. -- A campfire sparked a forest fire that burned about 20 acres on an island in Lake Hartwell, according to the South Carolina Forestry Commission. Scott Hawkins of the Forestry Commission said the...

    News • July 31st, 2011

  • Mule Train Supplies Calif. Wildland Firefighters

    SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST -- A pack train of 30 horses and mules is helping to supply firefighters who are working to contain the three- week old Lion Fire in the Golden Trout Wilderness. The animals are hauling food and supplies into...

    News • July 29th, 2011

  • California Wildland Fire Continues to Grow

    LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. -- The Lion Fire, presently at 11,411 acres, is expected to grow this week as firefighters continue to focus on securing the perimeter and containing the fire. Managing the fire safely has been a chief priority...

    News • July 27th, 2011

  • Massive Oklahoma Grass Fire Reignites

    EDMOND, Okla. -- A massive grass fire that tore through northeast Edmond on Friday reignited in several spots Saturday, firefighters said. Fire officials said they were working to put out several hot spots in the...

    News • July 16th, 2011