Insurers Have Millions At Stake In Wildfires — Including Your Premiums

Insurers Have Millions At Stake In Wildfires — Including Your Premiums

The Beaver Creek fire nears a golf course in the town of Sun Valley, Idaho. (Photo posted to Twitter by @tonylupino) The towns of Ketchum and Sun Valley don’t have large populations, but they’re important to Idaho tourism — as […]

Red Flag Fire Warnings In Idaho

Strong winds, very low humidity and hot temperatures create the perfect recipe for wildfire in already hard-hit parts of Idaho. The Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service cautioned against “wind driven events with explosive fire growth on new […]

Elk Complex Fire Grows By 14 Percent Since Wednesday

The Elk Complex wildfire near Pine, Idaho has scorched nearly 112,000 acres. Since yesterday, the fire has burned an additional 13,564 acres, an increase of almost 14 percent. Currently, 856 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 25 percent contained. […]

Smoke From Burning Poison Oak Puts Firefighter In Hospital

Kenneth Cole, a wildland firefighter battling the Douglas Complex fire was hospitalized early Tuesday after having an allergic reaction to smoke from burning poison oak. He was released from the hospital later that day. We are happy to announce that […]
NASA Eyes In The Sky Indicate 2013 Fire Season Just Average

NASA Eyes In The Sky Indicate 2013 Fire Season Just Average

Thick smoke billows across the landscape in digital photographs taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on June 19 of the smoke plume rising from the West Fork Complex fire in southwestern Colorado. The smoke from the fire […]

Resources Are Tight in Pacific Northwest, Where Firefighters Have Battled 50 New Starts

Resources are getting tight in the Pacific Northwest, where lightning storms  continue to spark new fires. Since yesterday, firefighters have battled 50 new starts. Luckily, the Cedar Mountain fire, one of 12 large fires in the region, was contained today. […]

Firenado Burns Through Utah

A lightning-sparked wildfire in eastern Utah has destroyed 13 houses, 20 outbuildings and has forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents.The fire has grown about 1,500 acres and is just 5 percent contained. The blaze has burned through dry grass and […]
Hundreds evacuated in Idaho, but some residents refuse to leave

Hundreds evacuated in Idaho, but some residents refuse to leave

A photo of the Ridge Fire in Idaho by Twitter user @EGBCC Wildland firefighters made progress on burn out operations on the Elk Complex fire in central Idaho. The fire has burned more than 140 square miles of land, but favorable […]

10 Tips for Washing Nomex Gear at Home

Most likely your wildland firefighter gear is made of Nomex, which is inherently flame resistant. And just as you get dirty on the fireline, so does your gear.  The thermal protection of Nomex is at risk when there are flammable […]
Wildfires Burning 310 Square Miles of Idaho

Wildfires Burning 310 Square Miles of Idaho

Photo of the Elk fire near Pine, Idaho spreading quickly across a hillside. (Photo posted on Twitter by @tameryazar) It’s Idaho’s turn to burn, unfortunately. After weeks of intense fires in Washington, Oregon and California, some of the fastest-growing fires […]