Latest Wildfires Stories

2008-07-14 15:00:27

By Laura McVicker and Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 14--A fire torching forest land near Mount Adams has grown to 3,000 acres this morning as additional crews arrive to battle the blaze that's being fueled by high winds.

2008-07-13 21:00:13

By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 13--Two helicopters and an aerial tanker joined wildland firefighters today battling a lightning-sparked wildfire south of Mount Adams.

2008-07-11 18:00:18

Wildfires in California are so fierce that for the first time, Boone County volunteer firefighters are being called up to help battle the blazes scorching that state.

2008-07-09 18:00:18

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) was encouraged by the dialogue on the floor of the U.S.

2008-06-20 18:00:15

By Suzanne Ulbrich, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jun. 20--The drought conditions are back. The most recent Southeast Drought Monitor this week indicates Onslow and Carteret counties are under moderate drought conditions -- but the area is better off than most in the state. The U.S.

2006-01-27 20:50:00

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Cooler conditions and a little rain calmed deadly bushfires in the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday and allowed weary firefighters to make some headway in their battle, but authorities warned the crisis was not over.

2006-01-26 03:50:00

Firefighters battling bushfires threatening numerous towns and communities in southern Australia on Thursday are now face a new risk -- severe thunderstorms with wind gusts of up to 110 km (68 miles) per hour.

2006-01-02 00:21:04

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Cooler weather and light rain across southeastern Australia on Monday helped contain scores of bushfires that destroyed 15 homes and vast areas of farmland over the weekend.

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