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Sunset Fire closes Interstate 17 north of Phoenix

Still another wildfire has broken out in Arizona. The Sunset Fire was reported around noon…

Evacuations ordered for the Ocotillo Fire near Cave Creek, AZ

Map showing the approximate location of heat detected by a satellite on the Ocotillo Fire…

BLM intends to take shortcuts to begin cutting timber after a fire

Skidder and delimber operating on a fuel management research project in the Priest River Experimental…

Shawna Legarza retires from the Forest Service Fire Director position

Shawna Legarza makes a presentation at the Aerial Firefighting Conference in Sacramento, March 13, 2018.…

Firefighter’s symptoms trigger COVID-19 protocol

84 Fire. San Juan National Forest photo, May 5, 2020.The first time that the 11-person…

FEMA issues guidance for managing disasters in the COVID-19 environment

Last week the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for…

A firefighters’ briefing, 2020 style

The Arrowhead Hotshots attend a briefing for the Cedar Central prescribed fire. Photo via @NIFCfire.This…

Cherry Canyon Fire in southeast Colorado grows to nearly 12,000 acres

Cherry Canyon Fire, courtesy of Colorado Fire Prevention & Control(UPDATED at 11:43 p.m. MDT May…

Cherry Canyon Fire in southeast Colorado grows to nearly 10,000 acres

Cherry Canyon Fire, courtesy of Colorado Fire Prevention & Control(UPDATED at 11:28 a.m. MDT May…

Cherry Canyon Fire in Colorado made an impressive run Thursday

Cherry Canyon Fire as seen from about 10 miles south of La Junta, Colorado. Photo…

Alberta hired an additional 200 wildland firefighters this year

A fire camp in Alberta. Photo by Alberta Wildfire.Alberta Wildfire has hired an extra 200…

Fire in southern New Jersey expected to burn 2,100 acres

Map showing the general location of the Big Timber Fire in southern New Jersey.Fire officials…

Senators request PPE and testing for wildland firefighters

Developing a strategy at the Oil Creek Fire near Newcastle, Wyoming, July 1, 2012. On…

Red Flag Warnings in seven states

Red Flag Warnings May 18, 2020. NWS.The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings…

East Desert Fire burns hundreds of acres north of Phoenix

East Desert Fire north of Phoenix. Photo by Arizona State Forestry, May 17, 2020.(UPDATED at…

The media is picking up on the fact that fighting wildfires is going to be even more hazardous during the pandemic

Personnel at the 36th Ave. SE Fire about 10 miles east of Naples, Florida posted…

Checklist created for mobilization of firefighting resources during COVID-19

The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group has issued a checklist to be completed before the interagency…

Wildfires east of Naples, FL force evacuations

Map showing heat detected by a satellite on the 22nd Ave. SE and the 36th…

Basin Fire burns 10,000 acres north of Grand Canyon

Map showing the approximate location of the Basin Fire at 3:06 a.m. MDT, May 10,…

Dry thunderstorms expected Sunday in parts of NV and AZ

Lightning with little or no rain Red Flag warnings are in effect in areas of…

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