Wildfire News

April 10, 2018

Future of Firefighting Includes Jetpacks…How Cool Is That?!

The hero is whisked to the scene of the explosion on the back of a jet ski. He then rises handily into the air, armed with […]
March 6, 2018

How to Fireproof Your Landscaping

As wildfire raged over the mountain and approached her rural ranch, Lisa Comstock grabbed her three dogs and jumped into a nearby water trough. “The flames […]
February 6, 2018

Winter Camping in Snowy Wyoming…Can You Dig It?

Winter camping in snowy Wyoming offers exquisite scenery, profound silence and a memorable wilderness experience — with no bugs. But it’s also not for the faint […]
January 9, 2018

Wildfires and the Elderly: Protecting the Most Vulnerable

Sara and Charles Rippey met as grade-schoolers in Hartford, Wis., and lived together for much of their century-long lives. She was 98; he was 100. They […]
December 12, 2017

Santa Ana Winds Fuel “Apocalyptic” Conditions

Fueled by fierce Santa Ana winds, a series of ravaging wildfires barreled through Southern California all the way to the Pacific Ocean, leaving more than 230,000 […]
December 1, 2017

The Most Dangerous Time of the Year? Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Did you know that house fires during the holiday season are more frequent, more costly, and more deadly than at any other time of the year? […]
November 7, 2017

Do You Have What It Takes to Fight Wildfires?

The images splashed across newspapers, TVs and computer screens are compelling. Sooty-faced heroes dragging heavy equipment around a raging wildfire. Risking their lives in an effort […]
October 16, 2017

Wine Country Wildfires Kill At Least 40, Hundreds Missing

“It was an inferno like you’ve never seen before. Trees were on fire like torches.” That’s the way Kenwood (Calif.) resident Marian Williams described the wildfire […]
September 6, 2017

Western Wildfires Fanned by Frenzied Winds

As red-hot flames from western wildfires consumed the Verdugo Mountains, residents of Burbank, Calif, stopped to watch from their yards, from storefront windows, and from parking […]