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  1. Chile: Forest fire kills 16, destroys 500 homes in Chile city

    Fox News

    April 13, 2014: People watch as a forest fire rages towards urban areas in the city of Valparaiso, Chile. Authorities say the first fire has destroyed at least 500 homes and is forcing ...
  2. Nationwide: Lack of air tankers a big worry for wildfire season

    azcentral.com

    National wildfire officials are urgently trying to reinforce an undersized and aged fleet of retardant-dropping air tankers in the aftermath of June's deadly Yarnell Hill Fire,...
  3. Chile: 4 dead in Chile forest fire; 500 homes destroyed

    LATimes.com

    SANTIAGO, Chile -- A large forest fire raging near the Chilean port city of Valparaiso has killed at least four people and destroyed 500 homes, officials said Sunday. Thousands of...
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    New Jersey: Brush fire in southern New Jersey sends smoke smell all the way to New York City - photos also

    nydailynews.com

    Something smells funny in New York City, and it’s coming from New Jersey. The odor of smoke from a massive brush fire in southern New Jersey is reaching all the way across the...
  5. Alaska: Smoke jumpers begin training for wildfire season

    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    FAIRBANKS — It might not have seemed like it Monday as the snow was flying, but the summer wildfire season is almost upon us. The Bureau of Land Management announced ...
  6. North Carolina: Firefighters Legs Crushed At Wildland Fire

    firefightingnews.com

    A Candor firefighter lost his left leg after he was injured in a traffic accident Thursday at the scene of a woods fire in Montgomery County. The firefighter, Earl Harrington,...
  7. Arizona: Life-or-death lessons: Hotshots were vital to Wildfire Academy

    Prescott Daily Courier

    PRESCOTT, Arizona - The 12th annual Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy will instruct a near-record 708 students from 29 states and Australia on March 8-14,...
  8. Arizona: Northwest Fire District disbanding wildfire hotshot crew

    tucsonnewsnow.com

    TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -Just as wildfire season is coming upon us, a local elite firefighting crew is in its last season. The 20 Ironwood Hotshots are based in Tucson and...
  9. Arkansas: State Forestry Predicts Record Wildfire Totals For 2014

    KARK

    LITTLE ROCK, AR-- The Arkansas Forestry Commission predicts by the start of the official wildfire season in March, the state will break record numbers for wildfire counts. Steve Richardson...
  10. Colorado: Brush fire near town hints of lurking danger

    The Durango Herald

    A brush fire northwest of the Durango Tech Center brought a quick response Monday afternoon from Durango Fire Protection District firefighters, who already are sounding the...
  11. Oklahoma: Grass fire burns 1000+ acres, firefighters hint at tough fire season

    kjrh.com

    Firefighters from 13 departments spent the afternoon battling a large grass fire in Washington County Thursday, perhaps a sign of things to come as the state enters the beginning of grass...
  12. Australia: This Australian Wildfire Is as Big as a City

    The Atlantic Cities

    Let this image stand as a testament to the biblical fury of Australia's perennial bushfires: It shows the continent crackling and popping at night with blazes that in the...
  13. Nationwide: A wildfire forum takes radical approach to protecting wildland-urban interface

    High Country News

    Wildfire in the West is getting more severe all the time - burning longer, hotter and more frequently, destroying more homes, stretching federal funds to the limit, ...
  14. Arizona: Dry winter brings wildfire fears in S. Arizona

    Arizona Daily Star

    The warm, dry winter — with a lack of normal rain and snowfall — has primed Southeastern Arizona for potentially widespread wildfires this year, say national forest and parks...
  15. Colorado: Wildfire experts share insight into Black Forest fire and importance of mitigation

    Colorado Springs Gazette

    They will look at what caused it, how it progressed into the most damaging wildfire in Colorado history and how it could have been ameliorated. Two local experts asking...
  16. Arizona: Forest service working to provide wildfire protection, forest products

    White Mountain Independent

    SPRINGERVILLE — The Forest Service manages national forests for multiple uses and benefits such as clean water, wildlife habitat, forage, wood and recreation....
  17. Across the US: Technology Tracks Crews Through The Fog Of Wildfire - NPR (blog)

    NPR (blog)

    For crews fighting wildfires, the ability to get accurate information quickly is crucial. A breakdown in communication was one factor in a fire that killed 19 firefighters in Arizona...
  18. Mississippi: Firefighter Dies Fighting Wildfire

    wbbj.com

    LIBERTY, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say an Amite County volunteer firefighter died Saturday while fighting a wildfire east of Liberty. East Central Volunteer Fire Department Chief Cam...
  19. Nevada: Drought Brings Wildfire Warnings to Northern Nevada

    KTVN

    Seasons are deceiving. Fire fuels stop growing in winter, but they don't just disappear. Walking through a backyard thick with dead, dried up vegetation, Natural Resource Specialist Ed...
  20. Oregon: Crews contain 125-acre Alder Creek wildfire

    Mail Tribune

    A wildfire that broke out Thursday in logging debris on private timberlands northeast of Shady Cove and grew to 125 acres was contained by fire crews over the weekend. Oregon ...
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