Wildland News

  • Two Ala. Firefighters Treated During Brush Fire

    Two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion after a brush fire scorched a wheat and bean field in Tanner Wednesday afternoon, according to The Decatur Daily.Clements Firefighter Matthew Hayes and another firefighter were treated at the scene and are...

    News • August 4th, 2011

  • Three Injured by Heat in Okla. Wildland Fire

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Dozens of firefighters battled a fire in Mustang that destroyed a barn and threatened other structures on Monday. The blaze at Southwest 119th Street and Mustang Road destroyed a barn and jumped...

    News • August 1st, 2011

  • Forest Fire Torches Island in South Carolina

    ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. -- A campfire sparked a forest fire that burned about 20 acres on an island in Lake Hartwell, according to the South Carolina Forestry Commission. Scott Hawkins of the Forestry Commission said the...

    News • July 31st, 2011

  • Mule Train Supplies Calif. Wildland Firefighters

    SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST -- A pack train of 30 horses and mules is helping to supply firefighters who are working to contain the three- week old Lion Fire in the Golden Trout Wilderness. The animals are hauling food and supplies into...

    News • July 29th, 2011

  • California Wildland Fire Continues to Grow

    LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. -- The Lion Fire, presently at 11,411 acres, is expected to grow this week as firefighters continue to focus on securing the perimeter and containing the fire. Managing the fire safely has been a chief priority...

    News • July 27th, 2011

  • Massive Oklahoma Grass Fire Reignites

    EDMOND, Okla. -- A massive grass fire that tore through northeast Edmond on Friday reignited in several spots Saturday, firefighters said. Fire officials said they were working to put out several hot spots in the...

    News • July 16th, 2011

  • Fla. Firefighters Died After Tractor Got Stuck

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An investigation into last month's death of two north Florida firefighters found the men were overtaken by the blaze while trying to get a forestry tractor free of a tree stump. Veteran firefighters Josh Burch, 31, of Lake...

    News • July 14th, 2011

  • Two Oklahoma Firefighters Hurt in Wildland Fire

    CHICKASHA, Okla. -- Two firefighters were hurt on Thursday afternoon battling a grass fire in Grady County, authorities confirmed. It happened near Chickasha. The firefighters suffered first- and second-degree...

    News • July 8th, 2011

  • Utah-Based BLM Firefighter Dies at Texas Wildland Fire

    A Hotshot wildland firefighter from Idaho died while fighting a blaze in Texas.Caleb Hamm, 24, a member of the Bureau of Land Management's Bonneville Interagency Hotshot crew, according to The Desert News.Hamm had six years' experience as a firefighter...

    News • July 8th, 2011

  • Budget Cuts Force CAL Fire to Nix Super Tankers

    Southern California's wildfire season is just heating up, but the state will most likely be without a key tool after two contracted converted DC-10s fell victim to budget cuts.

    News • July 7th, 2011

  • Plane Crash Kills 1, Sparks Wildfire in Colorado

    CUSTER COUNTY, Colo. -- A southern Colorado plane crash left one person dead, another hospitalized and ignited a 70-acre wildfire Sunday, authorities said. The small plane with two people aboard crashed near Wetmore...

    News • July 6th, 2011

  • Fireworks Starts Texas Grass Fire, 2 Homes Burn

    HOWE, Okla. -- The Leflore County Emergency manager said a large grass fire is burning out of control off of Texas Road near West Maple Street in Howe, Okla. Firefighters said fireworks sparked the fire. Hawke Ashford...

    News • July 2nd, 2011

  • Flaming Hawk Blamed for Calif. Wildland Fire

    MOSS LANDING, Calif. -- Fire crews said a hawk was responsible for a fire near the Moss Landing power plant. Firefighters said the hawk hit tow power lines on Sunday, causing it to ignite and fall to the...

    News • June 27th, 2011

  • Thousands Told to Leave as Texas Fire Grows

    GRIMES COUNTY, Texas -- A fire that has burned about 5,000 acres and destroyed dozens of buildings in Grimes County was 35 percent contained on Tuesday morning. About 30 homes have been destroyed in the fire that started Sunday. Grimes County...

    News • June 21st, 2011

  • Two Forest Rangers Killed Battling Fla. Fire

    Two state forest rangers trapped by shifting flames died while fighting a wildfire.

    News • June 21st, 2011