How a dust devil forms

Dust devils are always interesting to watch, especially if they are over a wildfire and grow larger becoming fire whirls, or the very rarely seen fire tornado. The Reno office of the National Weather Service distributed this graphic of how…

New film reveals the untold story of fire in a swamp

Much of Big Cypress National Preserve in south Florida is swampland. And like most areas with native vegetation it evolved with fire as a major component of the ecosystem. Today the Preserve released a new film, “Fire Swamp,” that explains…

The 2018 Woolsey Fire set back the reintroduction of an endangered frog

Three of the four reintroduction sites for the largest native frog in the western U.S. were wiped out by debris flows after the wildfire The post The 2018 Woolsey Fire set back the reintroduction of an endangered frog appeared first…

Hundreds of homes evacuated due to wildfire north of Helena

The North Hills Fire has burned 4,225 acres 10 miles north of downtown Helena, Montana The post Hundreds of homes evacuated due to wildfire north of Helena appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Milepost 97 Fire slows traffic on I-5 in Southwest Oregon

(Originally published at 6:08 a.m. PDT July 29, 2019) Firefighters on the Milepost 97 Fire just south of Canyonville, Oregon were able to knock down a 20-acre spot fire Saturday and Sunday on the east side of Interstate 5 near…

Wildfire smoke affects air quality in California and Oregon

Smoke from the Milepost 97 Fire south of Canyonville, Oregon is significantly affecting air quality in Southwest Oregon and Northern California. In some areas near Medford, Oregon it has reached the “Very Unhealthy” air pollution level which could affect the…

Thieves steal equipment from firefighters busy fighting a fire

It happened on the Milepost 97 Fire in southwest Oregon The post Thieves steal equipment from firefighters busy fighting a fire appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Milepost 97 Fire spreads south

The fire is 25 miles north of Grants Pass, Oregon The post Milepost 97 Fire spreads south appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Smoke from Milepost 97 Fire spreads in Southern Oregon and Northern California

Smoke from the 8,878-acre Milepost 97 fire near Canyonville, Oregon is affecting the air quality in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Some of the cities in Oregon affected are Grants Pass, Medford, and Ashland. And in California, Yreka, Weed, Mt.…

A bad day for firefighters in Luxembourg

Manuel Freitas posted these videos on his Facebook page. He lives in Luxembourg, a small country in Europe surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany. The post A bad day for firefighters in Luxembourg appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Milepost 97 Fire burns over 1,600 acres just south of Canyonville, Oregon

It started July 24, possibly from from a campfire The post Milepost 97 Fire burns over 1,600 acres just south of Canyonville, Oregon appeared first on Wildfire Today.

SpaceX Starhopper test flight ignites brush fire in Texas

Late Thursday night a test of SpaceX’s newest rocket engine started a brush fire at their facilities in Boca Chica Village, Texas.  (map) It was the first untethered flight of the company’s Starhopper, a developmental prototype that Elon Musk says…

Hundreds of small communities face a greater risk from wildfire than Paradise, California

Pamela Ren Larson and Dennis Wagner of the Arizona Republic studied nearly 5,000 small communities around the West to find out how how many of them are facing large-scale wildfire risk similar to Paradise, California where 19,000 structures burned and…

California adopts emergency rule to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke

Firefighters are exempt The post California adopts emergency rule to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Fire at Idaho’s nuclear research facility burns 90,000 acres in 24 hours

The Sheep Fire is about 24 miles northwest of Idaho Falls The post Fire at Idaho’s nuclear research facility burns 90,000 acres in 24 hours appeared first on Wildfire Today.

From Big Sky to The Last Frontier, 8 Women Fight Their First Wildland Fire

Story and photos by Samantha Storms, Public Information Officer, Alaska Fire Service. With more than 200 fires burning in mid-July in Alaska, the 2019 BLM Women’s Fire Crew received their first ever wildland fire assignment. Traveling by plane, helicopter and…

Museum Fire causes evacuations at Flagstaff

It has come to within a mile of the north edge of the city The post Museum Fire causes evacuations at Flagstaff appeared first on Wildfire Today.

The Hart Fire is being allowed to burn northeast of Payson, Arizona

(Originally published at 10:53 a.m. MDT July 21, 2019) The Hart Fire 18 miles northeast of Payson, Arizona was very active Saturday and Saturday night, spreading south for about a mile. The Coconino National Forest has not updated the information…

From Big Sky to The Last Frontier, 8 Women Fight Their First Wildland Fire

Story and photos by Samantha Storms, Public Information Officer, Alaska Fire Service. With more than 200 fires burning in mid-July in Alaska, the 2019 BLM Women’s Fire Crew received their first ever wildland fire assignment. Traveling by plane, helicopter and…

Excessive Heat Warnings in parts of Central and Eastern U.S.

Hopefully firefighters will not have to spend much time battling fires in the areas where Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service. On Sunday, July 21 most of the areas identified on the…

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