Man suspected of starting fires in Oregon detained by 3 residents who tied him to tree
The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Trennon Smith, was arrested on charges of first-degree arson and reckless burning in Oregon, authorities said.
Biden signs off on hefty pay raise for federal firefighters through 2023
The move affects more than 16,000 firefighters and comes as much of the West braces for a difficult wildfire season.
New Mexico wildfires, enraged residents prompt Biden visit
Evacuations have displaced thousands of residents from rural villages with Spanish-colonial roots and high poverty rates.
Warnings for critical wildfire conditions issued across US Southwest
Red flag warnings of critical fire conditions were issued by the National Weather Service in eight states.
Saving your wine one bite at a time: Oregon winery uses goats to fend off wildfires
A vineyard in Oregon practices grazing-based viticulture, using animals to help improve their wine and protect the farm from wildfires.
New Mexico governor asks Biden to declare disaster for wildfire
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is asking President Joe Biden to declare a disaster as firefighters scramble to clear brush, build fire lines and spray water to keep the largest blaze burning in the U.S. from destroying more homes.
Wildfires can be dangerous to your health even if you’re nowhere near one
The American Lung Association's annual report says there were more days with unhealthy air quality last year than in the 20-year history of the report, due to wildfires.
Wildfire burning near National Center for Atmospheric Research forces evacuations in Boulder
Officials said the so-called NCAR Fire has burned more than 120 acres but the combination of dry brush and winds could cause the blaze to continue to grow.
Colorado couple recovers wedding bands buried in rubble after wildfire destroys home
An engaged Colorado couple whose home was destroyed in the Colorado wildfires on Dec. 30 managed to find their charred wedding bands buried in the rubble a day later.
Fire crews wrap California's giant sequoias in aluminum to protect from flames
The colossal General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest, some other sequoias, the Giant Forest Museum and other buildings were wrapped for protection against the possibility of intense flames.
Towns burn to ashes, others unaccounted for as Dixie Fire rages through Sierra Nevada
As of Friday morning, the Dixie Fire had scorched more than 400,000 acres, giving it the unfortunate ranking of being California's third-largest wildfire in state history.
Dixie fire: Satellite video shows blaze burning from outer space
Satellite video shows the impact of the Dixie fire which has reached 197,487 acres and is only 22% contained as of July 26.
Inmate firefighter injured battling California blaze now set to be deported to Laos
Bounchan Keola has asked for a pardon from his prison sentence, showing that he has changed for the better and that his service to the state battling wildfires should count for something.
Drought, warmer temperatures allow Colorado wildfires to drag on
Colorado broke the record for its largest wildfires on record twice this season, with the top fire burning over 318 square miles.
Daddy's little girl: Emotional reunion with 10-year-old and firefighting father
Josh Padron said he knows how much Eliana loves him, but that hug "even made me tear up."
In an about-face, Trump approves CA's wildfire relief request
Denials of relief are rare and Newsom has previously praised the Trump administration for approving aid related to the fires and California’s struggles with the coronavirus pandemic.
Record-breaking California wildfires surpass 4 million acres
Four million acres is more than double the previous record for the most land burned in a single year in the state.
More than 200 airlifted to safety from California wildfire
More than 200 people were airlifted to safety early Sunday after a fast-moving wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in California’s Sierra National Forest, one several fires that broke out amid record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures that baked the state.
Fire tornado warning grips California as wildfire explodes
An explosive wildfire burning in Northern California whipped up a rare and dangerous fire tornado on Saturday, triggering a dire warning from forecasters.
Hundreds evacuated as wildfires rage in Florida Panhandle
Firefighters in the Florida Panhandle have been battling wildfires that forced some 1,600 people to evacuate from their homes, and a stretch of Interstate 10 remained closed in both directions Thursday morning due to smoke, authorities said.