Wildland News

  • Two Kentucky Firefighters Hurt in Forest Fire

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Two firefighters were hurt while fighting a fire in the Jefferson Memorial Forest. Firefighters from Fairdale and Pleasure Ridge Park responded to the blaze around 7 p.m. Sunday. Crews were...

    News • April 11th, 2011

  • Okla. Firefighter Suffers Shock During Wildfire

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma National Guard was asked to send helicopters to the location to drop water on the fire. After crews spent hours of trying to put out a wildfire that burned acres of land in...

    News • April 7th, 2011

  • 10,000-Acre New Mexico Wildfire Still Burning

    RUIDOSO, N.M. -- Ruidoso area homeowners are back home after a 10,000-acre wildfire forced several neighborhoods to evacuate Sunday afternoon. Five homes and several barns and sheds have been burned by the fire. Fire crews said the fire is not...

    News • April 5th, 2011

  • Rollover Crash Causes Big Brush Fire in Florida

    LAKE MACK, Fla. -- A brush fire caused by a crash just west of the Volusia-Lake County line reached 200 acres Thursday night. Sgt. Jim Vachon, of the Lake County Sheriff's Office, said a pickup truck crash caught a tree on...

    News • March 25th, 2011

  • Wildland Fire Traps Girl Scouts on Train in Ga.

    JESUP, Ga. -- A wildfire had a troop of Seminole County Girl Scouts stuck on a train late Thursday. The troop picked up the train in Sanford and was on its way to Savannah, but the train stopped in the middle of a forest...

    News • March 25th, 2011

  • Arizona Wildfire Grows To 3,500 Acres

    PATAGONIA, Ariz. -- A wildfire burning in southern Arizona grew overnight. The Duke Fire has now burned about 3,500 acres, according to officials in the Sierra Vista Ranger District of the Coronado National...

    News • March 22nd, 2011

  • 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