Snack Time: Replenish Your Fuel

Snack Time: Replenish Your Fuel

Just as wildfires need fuel to burn, wildland firefighters need to replenish their fuel to battle them. To do this taxing and strenuous work, and proper nutrition is extremely important to keeping up with the challenges that you face in […]

Fire north of LA forces evacuations

More than 2,800 people have been forced to evacuate from 700 homes north of Los Angeles. The fire has burned about 46 square miles and has destroyed six homes. More than 2,100 firefighters are working to battle the blaze. They […]

Fires break out in LA and NM

Wildland firefighters are battling two fires out west: one in the mountains north of Los Angeles and one in the mountains west of Santa Fe. In LA, homes of about 1000 residents are threatened, and the fire is about 15 […]
Blazes in Santa Barbara County burn 1800 acres

Blazes in Santa Barbara County burn 1800 acres

Update: The wildfire that started Monday in Santa Barbara County is now 80% contained. Residents in the area have been allowed to return to their homes. Wildland firefighters are now extinguishing small hot spots and preventing the blaze from advancing. […]

Ten apps to help you stay fit this fire season

With the start of fire season here, you have likely spent the past several months training, eating healthy and getting in shape so you can perform your best on the fireline. But even though your pack test might be done, […]
Budget cuts mean fewer firefighters this season

Budget cuts mean fewer firefighters this season

Persistent drought in the west is expected to cause yet another challenging fire season, yet recent federal budget cuts will result in fewer firefighters to battle the blazes. This season the Forest Service will hire 500 fewer wildland firefighters, which […]
Yosemite Lakes wildfire is 80 percent contained

Yosemite Lakes wildfire is 80 percent contained

A wildfire broke out Sunday near Yosemite National Park and quickly grew to 91 acres. Fire crews are building containment lines south of the national park, and state fire officials in Madera County said the fire was 80 percent contained Monday […]
South Valley Fire Continues to Burn

South Valley Fire Continues to Burn

The wildfire in NW Wisconsin, which destroyed 17 homes and forced dozens of people to evacuate, was caused by logging operations. The fire wasn’t intentionally set and criminal charges aren’t expected. The Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that negligence […]
Massive NW Wisconsin Wildfire Contained

Massive NW Wisconsin Wildfire Contained

The largest wildfire to hit northern Wisconsin in 33 years has been contained. The fire destroyed 17 homes and 30 other structures in Douglas and Bayfield counties. Today, firefighters will begin reworking lines containing the 9,000-acre fire and tackling hot […]
Blame it on the rain

Blame it on the rain

When it comes to Southern California’s increasingly perilous fire season, you can blame it on the rain. That’s the paradoxical case made by satellite data from NASA and India. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and at Chapman University said […]