Wildland News

  • 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

  • N.C. Wildfire Injures FFs, Burns Homes and Destroys Firefighting Vehicles

    JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. -- A fire in Jackson County, N.C. burned more than 100 acres, injured three firefighters, and destroyed two homes and two firefighting vehicles. The fire burned along Bradley Branch Road between...

    News • April 9th, 2010

  • Man Seriously Burned in Pa. Brush Fire

    RUSH TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Nearly 80 firefighters from Centre, Blair and Clearfield Counties were called out to battle a fast moving brush fire that tore across 30 acres in Rush Township Monday afternoon. Fire officials on...

    News • April 6th, 2010

  • 300 FFs Battle Pa. Wildland Fire, 8 Hurt

    SLICKVILLE, Pa. -- A brush fire fueled by dry, windy conditions prompted a response Saturday night from hundreds of firefighters in Westmoreland County. At one point in the evening, nearly 300 firefighters from...

    News • April 5th, 2010

  • Calif. Homes Evacuated as Loma Fire Rages

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Homes have been evacuated after a wildfire broke out early Sunday in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Cal Fire officials said. The so-called Loma Fire, which started at Maymens Flat and Highland roads at...

    News • October 26th, 2009

  • Arson Blamed in Big Auburn, Ca. Fire

    AUBURN, Calif. -- Arson is being blamed for a big fire in north Auburn that caused about $40 million in damage as as it burned dozens of homes and businesses, officials said Monday. The wind-fueled fire started shortly...

    News • October 20th, 2009

  • Calif. FF Run Over by Tender Recovers

    CHICO, Calif. -- Becky Quigley, a 23-year-old Hotshot Firefighter, is in a Chico hospital where she battles a different kind of fight than the 23-year-old Weed resident is accustomed.Instead of fighting fires, Quigley now fights to recover from injuries...

    News • October 14th, 2009

  • Southern Oregon Wildfire Doubles In Size

    TILLER, Ore. -- The Boze fire near Tiller has burned more than 6,400 acres, fire officials said Wednesday. The area's terrain and steep cliffs are making it difficult for firefighters to battle the blaze. The wildfire...

    News • September 25th, 2009

  • Wildland Firefighter Loses Home to Blaze

    A U.S. Forest Service firefighter lost his home to a wildfire while battling the Station Fire.

    News • September 3rd, 2009

  • 'Bird Bomb' Sparked California's Gloria Fire

    A "bird bomb" -- also known as an agricultural firework -- started the Gloria Fire that charred nearly 6,500 acres.

    News • September 1st, 2009

  • Wildfire Rages in California Mountains

    Hundreds of firefighters were battling a wildfire Thursday that forced 2,400 people to evacuate their homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

    News • August 13th, 2009

  • California Wildfire Tops 4,500 Acres

    A fire has charred more than 4,500 acres in a remote area of the Stanislaus National Forest.

    News • August 4th, 2009

  • Lightning Sparks Arizona Wildfires

    Lightning strikes spark several wildfires near Grand Canyon National Park and another near the Tonto National Forest.

    News • August 1st, 2009

  • California Wildfire Doubles in Size

    A wildfire burning in the Stanislaus National Forest had grown to more than 1,300 acres by Wednesday was only 10 percent contained.

    News • July 30th, 2009

  • Lit Cigarette Blamed for Washington Brush Fire

    Firefighters are battling a large brush fire in the median of Interstate 5 between northbound and southbound lanes near Tukwila.

    News • July 30th, 2009