Wildland News

  • Fla. Wildfire Threatens Homes in Volusia County

    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. -- An 85 acre wildfire threatened nearly a dozen homes on Kicklighter Road in Lake Helen Tuesday night. Residents who live in the area were not asked to leave as of Tuesday night, but some decided to get ready just in case...

    News • March 16th, 2011

  • Dozens of Homes Destroyed in Okla. Wildfires

    Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency after more than two-dozen wildfires destroyed dozens of homes.

    News • March 12th, 2011

  • Fla. Firefighter Burned in Wildfire Speaks Out

    While Firefighter Jody Carroll was hosing down hot spots at a 17,000-acre wildfire he was quickly reminded of the dangers of his job.

    News • March 8th, 2011

  • N.M. Wildfire Destroys Homes, Threatens 800

    SILVER CITY, N.M. -- A 1,780-acre grass fire is burning south of Silver City, N.M., on Highway 90 at mile marker 38, and at least 12 homes have been damaged or destroyed.Officials said the Quail Ridge Fire is burning out of control, and that it is...

    News • March 8th, 2011

  • Fla. Firefighter Seriously Burned Battling Wildfire

    MIMS, Fla. --A Brevard County firefighter suffered serious burns Tuesday while battling a growing wildfire that covers parts of Brevard and Volusia counties. The fire grew to 16,000 acres Tuesday afternoon, and officials said it is only 25 percent...

    News • March 2nd, 2011

  • Unpredictable Behavior Recalled at Calif. Wildfire

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Los Angeles County Firefighter Rob Morales was enjoying some time off with his family in August 2009 when a wildfire broke out not far from the Station 16 Camp -- his camp. At first he resisted the lure of going in, but in the end, as...

    News • March 2nd, 2011

  • Florida Wildfire Threatens Homes, Closes Roads

    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A massive wildfire in Volusia and Brevard counties grew to more than 10,000 acres and was still burning, officials said Tuesday morning. It jumped both I-95 and US-1, shutting the major roads in two counties. The fire burned a...

    News • March 1st, 2011

  • Eleven Structures Burn in New Mexico Wildfire

    LOVINGTON, N.M. -- State forestry officials say up to 11 structures burned Wednesday in a grass fire near Lovington, but none was an occupied primary home. Fire crews were mopping up hot spots Wednesday afternoon, and authorities expected to lift...

    News • February 24th, 2011

  • South Carolina Fire County's 'Biggest In Decades'

    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. -- A forest fire Monday was one of the biggest in Spartanburg County in decades, according to Brad Bramlett, with the South Carolina Forestry Commission. The fire, off Rocky Ridge Road east of Enoree, was reported at...

    News • February 22nd, 2011

  • Pennsylvania Man Injured in Brush Fire

    SOUTH BEAVER TWP., Pa. -- A Beaver County man was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital on Saturday after he was injured in a brush fire. Beaver County 911 confirmed that firefighters and medica were called to Blackhawk Road in South Beaver Township...

    News • February 20th, 2011

  • Fire Scorches 170 Acres in North Carolina

    CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. -- A forest fire burning in Polk County near Chimney Rock State Park scorched about 170 acres by early Monday afternoon. The blaze started Saturday near Judes Gap. David Brown, of the North...

    News • February 15th, 2011

  • Texas Firefighter Hurt During Grass Fire

    CYPRESS, Texas -- A firefighter was hurt while battling a grass fire in Northwest Harris County. Cy-Fair and Cy-Creek firefighters fought flames along Creek Mist Drive near Riata Crossing Drive on...

    News • February 8th, 2011

  • Florida Airboat Crash Sparks Brush Fire

    WESTERN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. -- An airboat crash sparked a brush fire Wednesday afternoon in the Everglades in western Miami-Dade County, according to police. The circumstances of the airboat crash are unclear. Three people were aboard...

    News • January 20th, 2011

  • Calif. Fire Captain Gets Separation Letter

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection captain and another firefighter have been placed on administrative leave and served separation letters in connection with an investigation that both of them...

    News • January 6th, 2011

  • Camp Pendleton Smoke Closes Calif. Highway

    CAMP PENDLETON -- Camp Pendleton firefighters battled a brush fire burning on the post at Camp Pendleton Saturday, authorities said. The fire was reported just after 2:40 p.m. near the Las Pulgas Road exit on Interstate 5, said a California...

    News • December 6th, 2010