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Officials managing efforts to suppress the Craig Mountain Complex of fires burning south of Lewiston plan to methodically use prescribed burns to subdue two blazes.
Authorities say a 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a blaze in Western Montana.
British Columbia is extending a state of emergency for two more weeks as wildfires sweeping across the province’s interior show no sign of slowing.
Three wildfires burning in grasslands south of Wenatchee, Washington, had grown to approximately 36.7 square miles but had not destroyed any structures.
Two wildfires burning in north central Washington have consumed more than 6,000 acres.
Firefighters were bracing for strong winds Monday as they fought a southern Utah wildfire that’s forced more than 1,500 people from homes and cabins as crews in California got a handle on a brush fire that closed a freeway.
A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and threatened a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species, authorities said Sunday.
The death toll for the massive fire in central Portugal climbed to 63 on Monday after an injured firefighter died in hospital, the league of Portuguese firefighters said in their website.
Three 18-year-old Hamilton men have pleaded not guilty to negligent arson. Prosecutors alleged they failed to fully extinguish a campfire in the Bitterroot National Forest in late July that days later sparked a wildfire that burned more than 13 square miles, destroyed 16 homes and led to the evacuation of hundreds of homes.
Indonesia’s minister of environment and forestry has condemned attempts by a palm oil company to stop an investigation into forest fires by taking ministry investigators hostage.
After two consecutive years in which wildfires set acreage records in Washington, this fire season has been light. In fact, wildfires have been smaller and less destructive in Washington, Oregon and Idaho this year thanks to a heavy winter snowpack and some rain in the spring and summer.
PUBLIC LANDS -- The Little Snowy Top fire lookout in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness has burned to the ground, according to an Idaho dispatch report today. The fire sounds suspicious since no land was...
Smokey Bear enthusiasts gathered in Coeur d’Alene this week for their semi-annual convention. Doug Clark dropped in.
Seven months after Baker County fought its largest wildfire ever, a helicopter has returned to the region - this time with wood instead of water.
A brush fire Thursday afternoon near Indian Canyon Golf Course sent clouds of smoke into the sky during rush-hour traffic as flames towered just on the edge of Greenwood Memorial Terrace cemetery. Water drops from two helicopters helped firefighters build a hasty containment line amid late afternoon winds that worried neighbors.
PUBLIC LANDS -- Hikers and anglers need to be aware that the Forest Service will begin prescribed burning in the Upper Coeur d'Alene River area starting Sunday, May 3. Here's the notice from the Idaho Panhandle National Forests: Beginning on Sunday, May 3, 2015 firefighters...
Steve Parker had two reactions to last summer’s wildfires in Central Washington: a deep empathy for the people who lost homes and businesses, followed by the thought, “What if that happened here?” It wasn’t hard for the Stevens County commissioner to imagine a catastrophic wildfire sweeping through northeast Washington.
Fire lookouts had their heydays in the first half of the 20th century, especially during a building boom on national forests and other public lands during the Great Depression. The Civilian Conservation Corps was dispatched to help erect cabins and towers for fire detection on peaks with the best views of the landscape below.
Volunteers recently began refurbishing a national forest lookout ravaged by age, weather and vandalism on Spyglass Peak in the upper reaches of the North Fork Coeur d’Alene River. The U.S. Forest Service has partnered with Lutherhaven Ministries and the Forest Fire Lookout Association to renovate three historic structures: the Spyglass lookout tower, an outhouse and a ground cabin where workers who staffed the lookout lived when the lookout was operational.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A military cargo plane from North Carolina has crashed while fighting a wildfire in South Dakota, but there’s no official word on death or injuries.