Wildland News

  • Wildland Firefighter Jailed for Setting Calif. Fire

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. -- A U.S. Forest Service firefighter scheduled to start trial this week on arson charges accepted a plea agreement Monday. Daniel Mariano Madrigal was immediately sentenced to state prison after he accepted the deal, which...

    News • November 30th, 2011

  • Colorado Wildfire Contained; Evacuations Lifted

    BOULDER, Colo. -- Firefighters contained three wildfires in the foothills west of Boulder Saturday afternoon and evacuations were lifted for 160 homes. Reacting to high-fire conditions, including strong winds expected to...

    News • November 13th, 2011

  • Calif. Residents Form Fire Preparedness Group

    POWAY, Calif. -- Members of one local community are taking extra steps to be prepared before another wildfire hits the region. The fires of 2003 and the Witch Fire of 2007 sent the county into a state of emergency and will forever be...

    News • November 10th, 2011

  • Esperanza Fire Remembered Five Years Later

    Family, friends and colleagues will gather today to remember the five firefighters killed by the Esperanza Fire in Cabazon, Calif.

    News • October 26th, 2011

  • San Diego Homes Are Still at Risk From Wildfires

    SAN DIEGO -- Four years after the devastating Witch Fire, some San Diego firefighters told 10News tens of thousands of homes are still at risk. On this day in 2007, smoke shrouded the sun as the Witch Fire destroyed more than 1,100 homes in San...

    News • October 24th, 2011

  • Group Admits Mishandling Calif. Victim Funds

    SAN DIEGO -- Officials with the local chapter for Habitat for Humanity said on Tuesday that the organization made a mistake in handling donations for the 2007 wildfire victims. About $733,000 was raised but none of...

    News • October 19th, 2011

  • Texas Volunteers Recall Fighting Big Wildland Fire

    The Heart of the Pines Volunteer FD was right in the middle of the Bastrop County fire.

    News • October 12th, 2011

  • Texas Apparatus Badly Damaged by Brush Fire

    Officials believe that they had the fire under control until the flames reached the brush truck that had broken down in the path of the fire.

    News • October 6th, 2011

  • Another Wildfire Hits Devastated Texas County

    Officials said that the latest fire is different from the Bastrop Complex fire from last month and that the presence of firefighting aircraft has helped crews make swift progress.

    News • October 5th, 2011

  • Inventor Markets Gel Approved for Firefighting

    Don't try this at home: Peter Cordani's favorite way to show off his invention is to douse his arm in FireIce and try to char it with a blow torch. Fortunately for him, FireIce is an effective water enhancer that when sprayed on an object takes the heat...

    News • September 28th, 2011

  • Firefighter Injured While Battling Minn. Wildfire

    A wildland firefighter was injured on Monday while battling a large wildfire in Ely, Minn. when a tree knocked down by a bulldozer hit his leg, according to The Associated Press. Spokesman Doug Anderson said the firefighter was transported to a local...

    News • September 20th, 2011

  • Ousted Firefighter Drops Coat at Texas Arson Fire

    HOUSTON -- An ousted Houston-area firefighter has been named the prime suspect in the latest wildfire to race through George Bush Park in west Houston, Local 2 Investigates reported Friday. Lonnie Ray Henderson, 28, of Katy, was jailed on a...

    News • September 16th, 2011

  • Minnesota Crew Has Close Call During Wildfire

    Six wildland firefighters huddled for an hour in individual emergency shelters Monday as the wildfire in Minnesota blew past them, according to The Star Tribune.The wildfire has been raging across the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and has consumed more...

    News • September 15th, 2011

  • 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