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  • Map of the Stickpin fire in northern Washington
    Canadian firefighters work in the U.S. to prevent fire from crossing border
    Canadian firefighters are working in the state of Washington to help prevent a wildfire from crossing the border into their country.The Stickpin Fire, part of the three-fire Kettle Complex, has burned 53,469 acres (21,638 hectares) 3 miles from...
  • Smoke affects Idaho Air Quality
    Wildfire smoke to cause unhealthy air quality in some locations in Idaho
    Smoke from the 27 large uncontained large wildfires in Washington and Oregon continues to affect the residents not only near the fires but also in states downwind. Those living in the neighboring state of Idaho are some of the first recipients of...
  • Logging trucks hauling old-growth
    The Yacolt Burn and the logging/wildfire connection
    When haze covers Portland, and the entire Willamette Valley begins to feel like the side of the campfire that makes your eyes burn, the reality of forests ablaze hits home. We go from simply watching or hearing news of fire-fighter fatalities and...
  • Almanac Aug. 24, 2015
    Shipwrecks, a wildfire, record heat, tornadoes, and large hail
    Shipwrecks, a wildfire, record heat, tornadoes, and large hail top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on August...
  • Almanac Aug. 23, 2015
    A damaged football field, a shipwreck, downburst winds and a wildfire
    A damaged football field, a shipwreck, downburst winds and a wildfire top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on August 23.The wood side-wheel tug...
  • Almanac Aug. 2, 2015
    Large hail, a tornado, damaging wind, and a wildfire
    Large hail, a tornado, damaging wind, and a wildfire top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on Aug. 2.1927 - Morning low temperatures fall into...
  • A wildfire at Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
    On the Burning Edge book review
    The Yarnell Hill Fire in Yarnell, Arizona received extensive media coverage when it happened in June 2013. The fire became infamous after the “Granite Mountain Hotshots,” a wilderness firefighting company from Prescott, Arizona, lost...
  • Wildfire and Cal Fire
    Continued progress on fires in the Mother Lode
    Firefighters have continued to make steady progress on the Big Creek Fire near Groveland today. Initially the fire started yesterday at 4:30 P.M. June 29, 2015 and grew to approximately 150 acres in a matter of hours with only a 5% containment by...
  • Cyclist fesses up to starting wildfire at the foothills in Boise by lighting toilet paper on fire after he stopped to defecate
    Cyclist triggers wildfire with bowel movement cleanup: Flaming TP burns 73-acres
    A cyclist will probably never forget the day that he stopped to take a bowel movement while cycling across the Boise foothills because this was the beginning of a 73-acre wildfire in southwest Idaho. An unnamed cyclist stopped in a ravine during...
  • burned truck
    Wildfire leaves path of destruction on major Southern Calif. highway
    For residents of Southern California, fire season doesn’t come as a surprise; it’s become a way of life for the drought-stricken state. Recent years of low precipitation, mixed with hot weather and a whipping wind created the perfect...
  • Almanac
    Record rain, a wildfire, and a deadly tornado
    Record rain, a wildfire, and a deadly tornado top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Servicearchives here are the events that happened on May 20.1975 - A tornado injured one person as it destroyed...
  • Almanac
    Record snowfall, a wildfires, shipwrecks and record heat
    Record snowfall, a wildfires, shipwrecks and record heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the weather events that happened on April 29.1899 - Grand Rapids sets the...
  • The need for humans to coexist with wildfires is supported by new study
    The need for humans to coexist with wildfires is supported by new study
    A new study led by the University of California, Berkeley, involving the University of Colorado Boulder, shows that the way wildfires around the world are generally dealt with is not making society any less vulnerable to them.Although, obviously,...
  • Pets and wildfires
    Pet hospitals offer free boarding to wildfire victims
    Cats, dogs and other small animals affected by the raging wildfire in Northern California may be eligible for free boarding at certain VCA hospitals, the company announced late Sept. 19.The offer applies to pets whose families have evacuated due...
  • Meadow Fire
    Wildfire closes area near Yosemite's Half Dome
    ABC30 Action News reported on September 7, 2014, that a wildfire has broken out inside Yosemite National Park in the vicinity of Half Dome. The fire reported started around midday and prompted evacuations of the area and an emergency rescue of...
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