Wildland News

  • 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

  • Calif. Capt. Investigated for False Time Sheets

    ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- A California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection captain is under investigation on allegations of falsifying time sheets and saying she worked when she didn't, according to a source within Cal...

    News • November 30th, 2010

  • Ark. Crews Respond to Large Wildland Fire

    PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. -- Officials from several area agencies were in Prairie Grove at the scene of a massive fire that spread to between 15 to 20 acres. The fire broke on Sunday afternoon. Witnesses told 40/29 several hay...

    News • November 29th, 2010

  • Fla. Controlled Burn Becomes Massive Brush Fire

    What started out as a controlled burn by a private corporate landowner, turned into a massive brush fire in Scottsmoor.

    News • November 17th, 2010

  • Wisconsin Man Dies Battling Fire in Cornfield

    EVANSVILLE, Wis. -- An effort to try and stop a controlled burn from spreading to a neighboring farm field might have cost a 63-year-old Albany man his life on Wednesday. James Haddinger was conducting a controlled burn of some tall grass on...

    News • November 4th, 2010

  • More 1,800 Evacuated Due to Colo Wildland Fire

    BOULDER, Colo. -- A 134-acre wildfire burning in Boulder Canyon, near the city limits, forced hundreds of people in several subdivisions to evacuate. "There are no estimates of containment," said Cmdr. Rick Brough of...

    News • October 29th, 2010

  • Huge Wildland Fire Flares Up in Ky. Counties

    -- HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. -- One fire chief called it the largest fire he’s ever seen in Hardin County. Thursday’s fire near Sonora, Ky., burned more than 1,000 acres. On Friday, farmers started picking up the pieces and calculating the...

    News • October 22nd, 2010

  • Colo. Firefighters Battle Blossoming Wildland Fire

    LITTLETON, Colo. -- The wind and rugged terrain are the main challenges for fire crews working to contain a fast-moving brush fire in southern Jefferson County. The Wadsworth Ridge fire has grown from 10 acres Friday night...

    News • October 11th, 2010

  • California Firefighter Hurt in Fall Off Cliff

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. -- A two-alarm fire along the American River Parkway in Fair Oaks threatened several nearby homes Friday. The fire started just before 3 p.m. near Villa Court and took nearly an hour to get under control. More than 30...

    News • October 9th, 2010

  • Calif. Uses Computer to Predict Santa Ana Winds

    SAN DIEGO -- San Diegans know all too well about wildfires in October. In 2003 and in 2007, wildfires fueled by dry brush started in the East County and tore thorough the rest of San Diego County. This year, San Diego...

    News • October 8th, 2010

  • Firefighters Find Skeleton at Hawaii Brush Fire

    HONOLULU -- Honolulu and Federal firefighters discovered human skeletal remains Monday afternoon, after they contained a quick moving brushfire above Nanakuli Monday. Fire officials called in Honolulu Police and the...

    News • October 5th, 2010

  • No Charges Filed in Colo. Four Mile Canyon Fire

    No charges will be filed against the volunteer firefighter who apparently started the wildfire.

    News • September 23rd, 2010

  • Winds Cause Wyoming Wildfire to Double in Size

    Wildland firefighting crews believed they had a wildfire in Roger's Canyon contained yesterday morning, but winds caused it to double in size.

    News • September 20th, 2010

  • Lawsuit Could End Fire Retardant Use

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- The fire retardant dropped from air tankers to prevent wildfires from spreading may no longer be an option after 2011. As many as nine air tankers have dropped retardant -- a mixture of water, fertilizer and red dye...

    News • September 14th, 2010