Wildland News

  • 4 Dead in Australian Wildfires

    A new wildfire threat loomed over Australia capital on Monday as public anger grew over the failure of emergency services to stop a weekend blaze that killed four people, injured hundreds and razed more than 400 homes.

    News • January 20th, 2003

  • Massive Australian Bush Fire Destroys Homes

    Hundreds of people began sifting through the charred remains of their homes in Australia's capital on Sunday, after the worst wildfires in the city's history swept through suburbs, killing four people and forcing thousands to evacuate.

    News • January 19th, 2003

  • Wildfire Causes Evacuations in Australia

    Authorities closed roads and evacuated hundreds of people from the village of Thredbo.

    News • January 17th, 2003

  • Ten Firefighters in Forest Service Face Suspension

    A Septemeber discovery uncovered two Forest Service crew carriers that contained numerous photos of scantily clad women.

    News • January 15th, 2003

  • Woman Who Set Wildfire Stays Monitored

    Barton had asked that her electronic bracelet be removed because she was not a flight risk.

    News • January 8th, 2003

  • CA Winds Abate, Crews Contain Fire

    A wildfire that threatened homes in Malibu was contained.

    News • January 8th, 2003

  • Malibu, Calif., Fire Grows to 2,200 Acres

    High wind warnings remained in effect Tuesday as the seasonal Santa Ana wind fanned wildfires that threatened hundreds of Malibu homes. • Winds Spread Malibu Hills Brushfire

    News • January 7th, 2003

  • CA Wind Downs Trees, Spreads Fires

    Fierce wind whipped across Southern California with gusts up to 79 mph

    News • January 6th, 2003

  • Woman Pleads Guilty in CO Wildfire

    A former Forest Service employee pleaded guilty to arson charges

    News • January 6th, 2003

  • Malibu Fires Force Residents to Evacuate

    Winds of up to 50 mph fueled two small wildfires

    News • January 6th, 2003

  • Officials: San Diego Fire Season Over

    Thanks to an abundance of rain, San Diego County's fire season has been officially declared over.

    News • December 23rd, 2002

  • Senior Wildland Firefighters Told to Return Overtime Pay

    About two dozen veteran firefighters who spent months battling a series of destructive wildfires across the West have been ordered to return thousands of dollars in overtime pay.

    News • December 22nd, 2002

  • Fire Season Ends Today as Public Lands Reopen

    Open space closed to the public since May because of high wildfire danger will reopen today.

    News • December 18th, 2002

  • Judge: Wildfire Suspect May Be Incompetent

    A firefighter accused of setting a wildfire that merged with another to become the largest in Arizona history may be incompetent to stand trial, but more mental tests are needed, a judge ruled Monday.

    News • December 17th, 2002

  • Ruling Rejects Bush's Forest Plans

    Bush administration plans for managing national forests were dealt a setback by a federal court ruling that revives a logging and road-building ban, could halt some road building in Idaho and threaten timber sales in Alaska.

    News • December 13th, 2002