Firefighters are gaining ground on a California forest fire in the southern Sierra Nevada that has blackened more than 6,100 acres and destroyed one home.
U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Cindy Thill says the fire "got very active" Wednesday afternoon, but a fierce air and ground attack kept the flames... more »
Firefighters ramped up their battle Tuesday against a wildfire that forced about 3,000 people to flee their homes as the wind-whipped blaze filled the surrounding canyon with heavy smoke and flames.
Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle says the fire has burned about 7,100 acres, or 11 square miles. Authorities... more »
A 400-acre wildfire is burning across brush and grassland near the northern Colorado town of Livermore, about 15 miles northwest of Fort Collins.
It was reported late Sunday morning. There was no immediate word on the cause.
No damage or injuries have been reported, and no evacuations have... more »
A wildfire that's destroyed at least 40 homes near the Mojave Desert is threatening an entire town and firefighters say they're worried that afternoon winds will kick up the flames.
Kern County Fire Engineer Dustin Allegranza says crews worked through the night to burn out a firebreak ahead of... more »
Each year, homes are threatened and hundreds of acres are burned in Wildland fires. El Paso County is seeking volunteers for its Wildland Fire Crew.
Volunteers will receive extensive training. The next Wildland Fire Academy is scheduled to start April 11.
In addition to fighting fires in El... more »
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the U.S. Forest Service is funneling an additional $40 million to Rocky Mountain states to address the effects of a bark beetle infestation that has killed millions of acres of trees. Vilsack said Tuesday that the focus will be the most severely affected states: Colorado,... more »
Authorities say they expect it to take longer to contain a month-old wildfire near Los Angeles as crews brace for Santa Ana winds that could fan the smoldering blaze to life. The 251-square-mile fire in the San Gabriel Mountains is 94 percent contained. Full containment was predicted by Tuesday evening,... more »
Bulldozers are carving fire breaks along the southeast flank of a menacing 219-square-mile Southern California wildfire to keep a flare-up of flames away from foothill homes in Pasadena, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Duarte and Monrovia. Fire spokeswoman Jennifer Sanchez said early Thursday that the vegetation-clearing construction of containment lines is designed... more »