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Wildfire News

March 5, 2019

5 Things You Probably Never Knew About Wildfire Lookouts

Acclaimed American poet Gary Snyder and his Beat Generation cohort, Jack Kerouac drew inspiration from ...
February 5, 2019

How a Forest Recovers from Wildfire

Blackened juniper stumps stick up like twisted hands. But amid the devastation ...
January 24, 2019

Woolsey Fire Demonstrates How Wildfire Affects All of Us

Wildfire is one of the world’s great equalizers. It has no regard for ...
January 8, 2019

Winter Wildfires: The “New Normal”

With winter well upon us, you might think fire officials (and residents of wildfire-prone areas) could breathe a sigh of relief. But you’d be wrong.
November 29, 2018

Mortgage Relief for Homeowners Affected by Wildfire

If your mortgage is owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, and you're a victim of the most recent spate of wildfires, relief is in sight:  You may be eligible ...
November 14, 2018

Death Toll in California Wildfires Continues to Climb

The death toll continues to rise as devastating California wildfires rage through both ends of the state. By Thursday, the fires had claimed ...
November 6, 2018

Trailblazers: The Women of Wildland Firefighting

The fire chief at Yosemite National Park walked into the dining hall and was taken aback. “It was just, like . . . stunning ..."
October 18, 2018

Wildfire Defense System Saves Residence from Raging Roosevelt Fire

On September 18, the fast-moving Roosevelt Fire was raging across Wyoming, consuming ...
October 9, 2018

Into the Fire: A Smokejumper’s Life

The alarm sounds and the team of 10 firefighters scramble to board the plane, loaded down with their 85 pounds of gear. Two parachutes...