Canada wildfire smoke, Wisconsin air quality advisory
Smoke from wildfires more than a thousand miles away in Canada has created hazy skies in southeast Wisconsin, prompting an air quality advisory.
Wisconsin wildfires: Black Hawk helicopters support firefighting efforts
Two Wisconsin Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the Madison area are now supporting wildfire suppression efforts in Juneau County.
Wildfires' impact on southeast Wisconsin climate
Wildfires have become one of the top natural disaster headlines over the recent years. Extended periods of drought and extreme heat are a few factors contributing to rapid wildfire development and spread.
U.S. Forest Service lookout dies in McKinney Fire when she wouldn't evacuate
A U.S. Forest Service fire lookout of 50 years died when she didn't heed advice to leave her home, which was overtaken by the McKinney Fire in Siskiyou County, officials said.
2 found dead in car as crews battle largest California wildfire in Siskiyou County
Two people were found dead in their car, as crews battled the McKinney Fire which is 0% contained.
Man suspected of starting fires in Oregon detained by 3 residents who tied him to tree
The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Trennon Smith, was arrested on charges of first-degree arson and reckless burning in Oregon, authorities said.
Governor declares emergency over wildfire near Yosemite
A fast-moving brush fire near Yosemite National Park exploded in size Saturday into one of California’s largest wildfires of the year, prompting evacuation orders for thousands of people and shutting off power to more than 2,000 homes and businesses.
Sprinklers installed to protect iconic sequoia trees from wildfire in Yosemite National Park
Hundreds of the iconic, larger-than-life sequoias in Yosemite National Park are under threat as the Washburn Fire continues to burn.
Biden signs off on hefty pay raise for federal firefighters through 2023
The move affects more than 16,000 firefighters and comes as much of the West braces for a difficult wildfire season.
Warnings for critical wildfire conditions issued across US Southwest
Red flag warnings of critical fire conditions were issued by the National Weather Service in eight states.
New Mexico governor asks Biden to declare disaster for wildfire
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is asking President Joe Biden to declare a disaster as firefighters scramble to clear brush, build fire lines and spray water to keep the largest blaze burning in the U.S. from destroying more homes.
Wildfire burning near National Center for Atmospheric Research forces evacuations in Boulder
Officials said the so-called NCAR Fire has burned more than 120 acres but the combination of dry brush and winds could cause the blaze to continue to grow.
Colorado couple recovers wedding bands buried in rubble after wildfire destroys home
An engaged Colorado couple whose home was destroyed in the Colorado wildfires on Dec. 30 managed to find their charred wedding bands buried in the rubble a day later.
Colorado brushfires lead to evacuations; state of emergency declared
Several parts of Colorado came under evacuation orders after high winds threatened to spread brush fires across the region.
Father and son arrested, accused of starting Caldor Fire, district attorney says
A father and son have been arrested, accused of reckless arson in connection to the Caldor Fire, according to the El Dorado County District Attorney.
First flames, now fees: Tahoe evacuees report price-gouging
A rideshare company quoted a fee of more than $1,500 to be transported from the smoke-choked ski resort at Heavenly Valley to the Reno-Tahoe airport, about eight times the going rate. California law generally prohibits businesses from raising prices by more than 10% following a state or local emergency declaration.
South Lake Tahoe is OK for now, but Caldor Fire not yet out
Better weather on Thursday helped the battle against a huge California wildfire threatening communities around Lake Tahoe, but fire commanders warned firefighters to be prepared for ongoing dangers.
Thick smoke from Caldor Fire envelops South Lake Tahoe
Thick smoke from the Caldor Fire enveloped the city of South Lake Tahoe, which was all but deserted during a summer week usually bustling with tourists.
Wisconsin National Guard assists wildfire fight
Three Wisconsin National Guard Black Hawk helicopters and 23 soldiers will assist California and Washington as the states battle wildfires.
'We lost Greenville': Dixie Fire destroys Sierra Nevada town
Hell came to Greenville, an historic Plumas County gold rush era town 80 miles northeast of Paradise. "We lost Greenville tonight," U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa, who represents the area, said in an emotional Facebook video. "There’s just no words."