Wildland News

  • Winds Aid Alaskan Fire Crews

    A wildfire that threatened to overrun the Tok Cutoff and drive people from their homes over the weekend was slowed Sunday by favorable winds, giving at least 200 firefighters a chance to build breaks and hold a line, said state and federal fire...

    News • June 3rd, 2003

  • Colorado Wants Fire-Starter to Pay $27M

    State prosecutors say a former Forest Service employee who started Colorado's largest wildfire owes $27.5 million to residents who lost their homes or suffered other damages.

    News • June 3rd, 2003

  • Fire Burns 2,000 Acres in California

    California's wildfire season officially opens Monday, but flames arrived early in San Joaquin County, where a fast-moving grass fire burned more than 2,000 acres.

    News • June 2nd, 2003

  • Fire Burns 2,000 Acres in California

    California's wildfire season officially opens Monday, but flames arrived early in San Joaquin County, where a fast-moving grass fire burned more than 2,000 acres.

    News • June 2nd, 2003

  • Wildfire Season Begins Today, California Hires 1,500 Seasonal firefighters

    The official declaration from the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection signals the hiring of 1,500 seasonal firefighters and heightened vigilance in all areas of the state except in the extreme north. Fire permits may be suspended in some...

    News • June 2nd, 2003

  • Fire & Rescue Authority Gets ATV's

    The Durango Fire & Rescue Authority recently added four new tools to its stock of equipment to fight wildfires, and it has the community to thank

    News • June 2nd, 2003

  • Winds Come To Aid Of Tok Firefighters

    A wildfire that threatened to overrun the Tok Cutoff and drive people from their homes over the weekend was slowed Sunday by favorable winds, giving at least 200 firefighters a chance to build breaks and hold a line, said state and federal fire...

    News • June 2nd, 2003

  • Firefighting Arsenal Gets $11 Million Helicopter

    The dull thud, thud, thud you might hear in the skies near the Durango-La Plata County Airport is the sound of the latest addition to the arsenal being assembled to fight wildfires this summer.

    News • June 2nd, 2003

  • Crews Gain On Tok, Alaska Wildfire

    A wildfire near Tok slowed a bit Friday and even weathered a thunderstorm that could have hampered firefighting efforts

    News • June 1st, 2003

  • Colorado Experts Prepare For Possible June Fires

    Which is more dangerous: the year in which wildfires hit on an inconceivable scale, or the year after that, when drought appears to abate and moisture saturates in spring?

    News • May 30th, 2003

  • Cabazon, California Brush Fire Blackens 20 Acres

    A vegetation fire of unknown origin blackened 20 acres in Cabazon early Tuesday before firefighters got the upper hand on it.

    News • May 30th, 2003

  • Fire Burns 320 Acres In Huachucas

    A wildfire on the west side of the Huachuca Mountains burned 320 acres as of midnight Wednesday, according to Joan Vasey, a fire information officer for the Coronado National Forest's Sierra Vista Ranger District.

    News • May 30th, 2003

  • California Crews Fight Malibu Brush Fire

    A fire charred about two acres of dense brush in Malibu today, but no injuries or damage was reported.

    News • May 29th, 2003

  • Beetles Adding Fuel to West Fire Threat

    The relentless bark beetle continues making inroads into the parched forests of the West this spring raising the threat of wildfire and adding an element to the debate over forest thinning that is sometimes lost in the shuffle of political rhetoric.

    News • May 29th, 2003

  • Lightning Started New Mexico Forest Fires

    Crews Control Small Blazes Weekend lightning had firefighters in the Carson and Santa Fe national forests busy over Memorial Day weekend chasing down small wildfires across northern New Mexico.

    News • May 29th, 2003