Wildland News

  • Arson Suspected in Calif. Brush Fires

    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. -- Investigators said an arsonist may be to blame for two grass fires in Rancho Cordova. An incendiary device was found early Tuesday at the scene of a small fire along Rancho Cordova Parkway near...

    News • July 14th, 2010

  • Ore. Fire Burns Forest Service Buliding

    The district headquarters of the U.S. Forest Service in Enterprise was destroyed in a spectacular fire Sunday, July 11.The leased building built of logs was a total loss, according to Forest Service spokeswoman Judy Wing. No one was in the building when...

    News • July 12th, 2010

  • Wash. Wildfire Grows, Residents Flee

    WENATCHEE, Wash. -- A growing wildfire in central Washington forced residents from their homes on Saturday afternoon. The Swakane Fire, which was detected seven miles north of Wenatchee on Saturday, quickly grew to an...

    News • July 11th, 2010

  • N.H. FFs Treated for Heat Exhaustion

    EXETER, N.H. -- The hot, dry conditions likely played a part in a brush fire in Exeter; however, the cause is still unknown. A dozen communities were called to 18 Continental Drive. Firefighters found a brush fire about 200 yards into the...

    News • July 8th, 2010

  • Bosque Fire Hits New Mexico Zoo

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A bosque fire burned just behind the Rio Grande Zoo sending zoo employees scrambling to protect themselves and the animals. Sky 7 captured thick smoke billowing out of the bosque directly behind the zoo. The fire broke out at...

    News • July 8th, 2010

  • California Firefighter Tosses Burning Rat in Fire; Complaint Lodged

    July 02--A smoldering rodent has caused a mild flap in Marin's firefighting ranks. The Marin Humane Society received an anonymous complaint from a witness at a controlled burn last week east of Marinwood that a student trainee on the perimeter of the...

    News • July 3rd, 2010

  • Nevada Wildfire Burns 10 Homes

    LAS VEGAS -- A fire in the small town of Moapa had grown to 680 acres and destroyed 10 homes, Bureau of Land Management officials said Thursday night. Five other buildings were also destroyed by the fire, officials said...

    News • July 2nd, 2010

  • Air Tanker Crashes in Colorado

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- An air tanker fighting one of several wildfires burning in Colorado has crashed outside of Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport on Saturday afternoon. The pilot reported that the plane was having mechanical issues before...

    News • June 26th, 2010

  • Luggage Fire Ignites Ariz. Wildfire

    FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. -- A man whose luggage caught fire on the roof of his car while he was driving is responsible for starting a 40-acre fire Thursday, police said. The driver was traveling in his car with luggage on the...

    News • June 25th, 2010

  • Ariz. Crews Make Progress on Wildfire

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona -- Authorities working to battle a 14,000-acre (5,666-hectare) wildfire that's threatened neighborhoods and clouded skies with smoke were to decide Wednesday on whether to allow an estimated 1,000 residents to return home...

    News • June 23rd, 2010

  • Arizona Wildfire Reaches 10,000 Acres

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Crews battling a 10,000-acre fire that has threatened hundreds of homes were sending planes Tuesday to learn the full scope of the blaze, which choked the skies with rolling clouds of smoke and sent flames high into the air...

    News • June 22nd, 2010

  • Maui Wildfire Burns 6,200-Plus Acres

    MAUI, Hawaii -- Firefighters in West Maui said a brush fire that started there Monday has burned 6,200 acres. High winds have made the job harder, officials said. Twice, firefighters have come close to containing it, only to have hot spots...

    News • June 12th, 2010

  • Calif. Wildfire Forces School Evacuation

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A Twin Rivers school was evacuated Thursday as a wind-whipped fire burned a nearby outbuilding and travel-trailer. Sacramento firefighters were called to Morrison Avenue in North Sacramento just...

    News • June 11th, 2010

  • Michigan Crews Battle Two Forest Fires

    SOUTH BRANCH TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Firefighters on Thursday battled to contain two wildfires that consumed at least 15 square miles of Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula. The fires destroyed or damaged at least 18 homes and 39 other buildings, U.S. Forest...

    News • May 21st, 2010

  • Colo. Wildfire Forces Evacuations

    CONIFER, Colo. -- A wildfire broke out among rural Jefferson County homes in Conifer Tuesday, forcing hundreds of evacuations. The blaze, initially estimated at two acres just before noon, was reported near the 12000-block...

    News • May 5th, 2010