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ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A 205-acre wildfire near the Bluefield Ranch Preserve in western St. Lucie County was 100 percent contained Saturday night, firefighters said. Forestry crews worked with the St. Lucie County Environmental Resource Department and the St. Lucie County Fire District on the blaze, ...
CLINTS WELL, Ariz. (AP) — Crews are trying to contain a wildfire that continues to threaten about 500 homes in a forested area of north-central Arizona. ... The wildfire has resulted in closures of several forest roads and issuance of a pre-evacuation notice for several rural communities. Meanwhile, State ...

For ranchers whose grazing land was destroyed by wildfires that tore across western Oklahoma this month, the cylindrical bales were an economic lifeline, ... Free hay arrived last year in Kansas after the state's largest wildfire on record left thousands of cows dead and countless others with nothing to graze.
PHOENIX — A wildfire in eastern Arizona has reached more than 60 percent containment, despite spreading to more than 25,000 acres in nearly three weeks. The Rattlesnake Fire had grown to 25,966 acres and had spread to the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, San Carlos Indian Reservation and the ...
The wildfire has resulted in closures of several forest roads and issuance of a pre-evacuation notice for several neighborhoods, including: Starlight Pines 1 & 2, Tamarron Pines Phase 1-5, Blue Ridge Estates Units 1 & 2, Mogollon Range Unit 1 & 2, Clear Creek Pines 8 & 9, Moqui Ranchettes and ...
A wildfire burning in a rural area west of Colorado Springs has forced a mandatory evacuation of Ranch of the Rockies, a subdivision located near Hartsel. The 5-acre fire, nicknamed the Kaufman fire, was reported at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, burning in Chaffee County and on the border of Park County, ...

The DNR is prohibiting the use of DNR-issued burning permits in nearly all of the 43 counties it has primary responsibility for handling wildfires in and is asking residents and visitors across the state to refrain from activities like campfires, grilling, smoking or using small engine equipment that could throw off ...
Warm, Dry, Windy Weather Sparking Wildfires Across Wisconsin. April 29, 2018. Warm, dry, windy weather is creating prime conditions for wildfires across Wisconsin.
Grand Forks County, along with 35 other counties across the state of North Dakota are in the midst of a "high" fire danger rating, according to the Wildland Fire Assessment System. Another 15 counties, mainly along the western edge of the state have received a "very high" fire danger rating. All North ...
The original system, called Alert Tahoe, is now incorporated into what's called Alert Wildfire and it's expanding into Oregon, southern Idaho and the San Diego area where, in December, it helped spur a quick response to the Lilac Fire, which burned 4,000 acres, but could have been much worse. In some ...
PHOENIX — Firefighters continued to work Friday to contain a wildfire that had burned through more than 24,000 acres in eastern Arizona in two weeks. The Rattlesnake Fire had grown to 24,273 acres and had spread to the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, San Carlos Indian Reservation and the ...
A wildfire has burned an estimated 100 acres in an area 2 miles east of Blue Ridge Reservoir in East Clear Creek. Several firefighter crews, the Payson Task Force, an air tanker, an air lead and a Type I helicopter have responded to the Tinder Fire. Approximately 30 firefighters are working on the ground to ...
Aircraft can douse wildfires with retardant or use water dipping buckets. So, she said, the new Forest Service policy reducing the number of on-call planes from 20 to 13 this season doesn't make sense. The agency is also giving air support contractors more time — 48 hours — to respond to a wildfire.
A wildfire prompted officials on Friday to issue pre-evacuation notices in the area of East Clear Creek, a forest trail north of Payson. Firefighters responded to a wildfire east of C.C. Cragin Reservoir at approximately 11:45 a.m., according to Coconino National Forest. The Tinder fire quickly grew to a blaze of ...
A wildfire that broke out late Friday night in Thermal spread to about 50 acres with the help of the wind is 75 percent contained, fire officials said. No homes are threatened by the fire, reported at 10:18 p.m. at Avenue 68 and Filmore Street. Crews first to arrive found two to five acres of trees involved and ...
Although abandoned campfires cause plenty of wildfires in the high county, it's a different story in the desert. Here are six ways you can ... Firefighters responded to a wildfire east of C.C. Cragin Reservoir at approximately 11:45 a.m., according to Coconino National Forest. The Tinder fire quickly grew to a ...
Bills Addressing Last Year's California Wildfires Have Insurers Concerned ... Jones' office on Wednesday ahead of the Senate Insurance Committee hearing said the industry was “pulling out all the stops to defeat our efforts to provide wildfire survivors and homeowners peace of mind when disaster strikes.

The men and women charged with the responsibility of preventing, fighting and managing wildfires around the State of Hawai'i will gather on Hawai'i Island on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, for the yearly Hawai'i Wildfire Summit organized by the Hawai'i Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO). The summit ...
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-- The Florida Forest Service is warning Charlotte and Lee Counties are at a very high risk for wildfire today, April 27, 2018. The other counties in Southwest Florida are seeing a moderate risk. In Charlotte County firefighters are working to fully contain a brush fire near Washington ...
LEEDEY , Okla. – As wildfires tore through western Oklahoma, many residents were seeking ways to help their neighbors in need. Between the Rhea Fire and the 34 Complex Fire, officials believe almost 350,000 acres were consumed in the wildfires. As a result of the dry conditions and strong winds, ...
MARATHON COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW) -- It's been a busy few days for firefighters in Marathon County, with several brush fires. But it's not only the fire departments that have to respond, the DNR does. And the agency said this is actually the peak time for forest fires. Rangers said there are so many fires ...
Once again, the Valley Center Fire Department and Greater Valley Center Fire Safe Council will present the wildfire symposium June 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Valle View Casino Event Center, 16300 Nyemii Pass Rd., Valley Center. Guest speakers will discuss preventative measures, early notification, early ...
A year ago, the Giles Ranch lost almost everything. Thirty thousand acres of ranch land burned. Nearly half their cattle herd (around 500 head) and 80 percent of their calf herd, dead. Their barns, their storage sheds and their homes, gone in an instant. On March 6, 2017, fires swept through parts of Texas, ...
Dr. David Peterson is a meteorologist with the laboratory. His study says that the 2017 wildfire year put enough smoke and ash in the atmosphere to equal a volcanic eruption. Pyrocumulonimbus clouds are clouds that form above wildfires. The study showed four of those with wildfires in Canada. By having ...
A bill in Sacramento that would require utilities to submit detailed plans outlining how they would handle disastrous wildfires is moving through the California Legislature — but it's facing fierce opposition from consumer groups who say it amounts to a giveaway to power companies. And some of the utilities ...
Wildfire containment for the Rhea and 34 Complex wildfires was aided by much needed rainfall in the area from April 20-21 and April 24-25. The moisture was more than what the region had seen in the past six months. Oklahoma Forestry Services say there are still hot spots within the containment zones of ...
PHOENIX — Firefighters continued to work Wednesday to contain a wildfire that had burned through more than 21,000 acres in eastern Arizona in two weeks. The Rattlesnake Fire had grown to 21,513 acres and had spread to the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, San Carlos Indian Reservation and the ...
“Reducing losses from wildfires is a shared responsibility among emergency managers, response agencies and local community members,” said Fire Prevention Coordinator Tom Fields with the Oregon Department of Forestry. Through educational, individual and group activities, residents can learn more ...
The hazard mitigation plan lays out actions to help the government prevent and prepare for natural disasters, like landslides, flooding and wildfire. With low snowpack and projections for drought this summer, wildfire is a major concern, and MacDonald said it's not enough that the county is prepared.
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association and the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association invited President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to visit Oklahoma and survey the damage caused by devastating wildfires in the western part of the state. Cattle producers and rural communities in ...
Emergency responders in recent years have been trying to educate the public about the dangers of flying drones around areas where they are operating, especially into or near wildfires, where there can be a host of aircraft battling a blaze. Firefighting planes and helicopters have been grounded at times ...
FELLSMERE, Fla. (AP) — A lightning strike in a Treasure Coast state park ignited a 56-acre wildfire. TCPalm.com reports the fire in St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park in Fellsmere was contained about three hours after it was reported Wednesday afternoon. State Wildland Firefighter Brian Torres says ...
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones appears to be poised for a fight with the insurance industry over a legislative package supports say will protect survivors of last year's wildfires that struck in the fall. Jones is rallying with state Senators Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, and Bill Dodd, D-Napa, ...
... The California Insurance Commissioner and two North Bay state legislators who represent Wine County are urging the legislature to approve proposed laws to protect wildfire survivors from insurance industry practices that are leaving many of them underinsured. In the wake of the North Bay wildfires last ...
An estimated 1,500 head of cattle have died following wildfires in Oklahoma that have burned for nearly two weeks, and that projection could increase. Reports from the Oklahoma ... Wildfire containment has been aided by much needed rainfall in the area from April 20-21. The moisture was equal or more ...
OKLAHOMA CITY — Ongoing drought and wildfires have cattle ranchers in at least five Southwestern U.S. states scrambling for hay or pastureland, while others are selling off some of their herds. Extreme and exceptional drought conditions have contributed to wildfires in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, ...
“New vegetation comes up and it's moist and green and that's usually about a month, third week of May.” Nelson urged homeowners cleaning up their yards to get a proper burn permit through their local fire department or online from the state at MaineBurnPermit.com. Don't try to fight any wildfires yourself, ...
ESSEX, Vt. (WCAX) Authorities say a large grass fire in Essex Monday was sparked by a three-year-old playing in his backyard. Emergency responders shut down Old Colchester Road because of the blaze. Firefighters say the it took place on private property and that it caused $50,000 worth of damage.
PORT ALLEGANY — The Star Hose Fire Department responded to a report of a wildfire near U.S. Route 6 in Liberty Township Sunday afternoon. The fire, which was called in by property owner Jody Postlewaite at 1:56 p.m., had spread from a barrel that was being used to burn waste. When firefighters ...
Last summer was particularly smoky in the Pacific Northwest. Wildfire smoke drifted across the region from Portland to Seattle to east of the Cascade Mountains. Officials often urge communities near wild areas, also known as the wildland-urban interface, to prepare for wildfires. Coefield wants communities ...
PRESCOTT, AZ - State Route 89 has reopened south of Prescott for a wildfire. The Arizona Department of Transportation said the northbound and southbound lanes of SR-89 are alternating through the area near milepost 290 due to the fire. The fire is burning near Wilhoit, south of Prescott. According to the ...
Officials with the Council Bluffs Fire Department said the smoke seen over downtown Omaha on Sunday is the result of fires burning along the Missouri River. Advertisement. Timelapse: Council Bluffs wildfire. Loading more articles... Advertisement. Oklahoma hospital uses remote control cars to take children to surgery.
Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma, a blaze that's resulted in the death of one person. Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander said that one person has been questioned, but not arrested, about a fire that began April 12 near Vici, ...
An area north of Williams has been ordered to evacuate as a nearby wildfire grows, according to Coconino County Officials. The fire started as a structure fire near milepost 216 by Highway 64 before it quickly spread to brush. It has since grown to 160 acres, fire officials said. Aircraft and multiple fire crews ...
The wildfire that burned across 42,795 acres of grass and brush southeast of Colorado Springs was human-caused, authorities confirmed Sunday, and investigators are trying to determine whether it was deliberate. And firefighters along Colorado's Front Range are anticipating one of the most difficult ...
Series of articles on wildfires wins Pulitzer Prize. A series of articles about wildland fire won a Pulitzer Prize for authors Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart of the Los Angeles Times. The articles about the current state of wildfire management were extremely well written and exhaustively researched, due in part to ...
Mike McComb would be one of the key City Hall figures to respond to a wildfire in Park City. As well as a flood, an earthquake or an act of terrorism. McComb recently became Park City's second-ever emergency program manager, succeeding the retired Hugh Daniels. It is a position that oftentimes works in ...
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The fires that raged across the North Bay are one of the worst disasters in California history. Forty-three people were killed, and thousands of homes were burned to the ground. “What happened in the North Bay counties, it's sad, but it did open a lot of work,” said Mike Schulte ...
Last summer was particularly smoky in the Pacific Northwest. Wildfire smoke drifted across the region from Portland to Seattle to east of the Cascade Mountains. Officials often urge communities near wild areas, also known as the wildland-urban interface, to prepare for wildfires. Coefield wants communities ...
DENVER – The 117 wildfire in El Paso and Pueblo counties was human-caused, officials revealed Saturday. An official with the Rocky Mountain Area Type 2 Incident Management Team told Denver7 that while the cause of the fire is now known, the method of ignition – an unattended camp fire, a cigarette ...


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