Latest Yellowstone fires Stories

2012-05-18 07:43:37

[ Watch the Video ] Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com A study led by anthropologist Christopher I. Roos from Southern Methodist University in Dallas shows that modern “mega forest fires” in the southwestern U.S. are the result of dense canopies that likely grew as a result of human interference. “The U.S. would not be experiencing massive large-canopy-killing crown fires today if human activities had not begun to suppress the low-severity surface fires that were so...

2008-08-23 12:00:33

A 50-acre fire burning in Fish Creek Drainage about 10 miles northwest of Scofield continues to be monitored, but not suppressed, by managers of the Price/Ferron Ranger District. The lightning-caused fired began July 30 and is being allowed to burn as a part of a forest resources management plan. The fire is burning in a sub-alpine fir, spruce and aspen ecosystem in the Manti-La Sal National Forest and is regularly monitored to determine if suppression action is necessary to protect life...

2008-07-18 06:00:29

By Chris Bowman, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 18--If every cloud has a silver lining, what good can be said of the big brown dome of wildfire smoke that capped much of California these past few weeks? Plenty, say ecologists who study the effects of fire on the landscape. While the siege of lightning-sparked fires continues to inundate parts of Northern California with hazardously smoky air, the blazes also consumed more than 1,400 square miles of dangerously overgrown forests and...

2008-07-06 00:00:12

Thousands of firefighters battled wildfires at Big Sur and near Santa Barbara on the California coast Saturday as the forecast called for more heat next week. The National Weather Service said hot dry weather is expected to move into the area, making the job of containing the fires more difficult. Forecasters predicted temperatures exceeding 100 degrees in some areas by Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Gap Fire, which began Tuesday near Goleta in Santa Barbara County, was 24...

2008-06-16 06:00:17

By Matt Ehlers, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jun. 16--The size of the wildfire burning in and around the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge may be atypical, but statistics show that its occurrence is anything but. There were 7,000 wildfires in North Carolina in 2007, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, and they burned more than 54,000 acres. As of Sunday, the wildfire in eastern North Carolina had burned more than 41,000 acres, with costs to fight it...

2005-09-06 13:59:05

By Axel Bugge LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's government proposed six measures on Tuesday to fight what it said had become the "permanent risk" of forest fires. Facing growing pressure to deal with widespread forest fires, the government said it would create a professional fire fighting force, buy aircraft and set up a centralized command to fight and monitor forest fires. "As happened this year, we are facing a permanent risk which demands permanent measures," Interior Minister...

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