A house is engulfed in flames as firefighters attempt to put it out during the Valley fire in Seigler Springs, California.

Insurance companies getting into the firefighting game

Nov 25, 2015
Santa Ana winds in excess of 50 mph can spread fires quicker than ever.
Posted In: firefighting, insurance, California drought
A firefighter with the Marin County Fire Department's Tamalpais Fire Crew battles the Valley Fire on Monday near Middletown, California.

The Valley Fire leaves businesses at a standstill

Sep 14, 2015
Hardester's Market is one of few places open in Middletown, California.
Posted In: fire, wildfires, Small Business, firefighting

'Orange slime' used for fighting fires heats debate

Oct 29, 2013
To help fight wildfires, officials often dump orange fire retardant from planes. But some Forest Service employees argue the substance doesn't work as promised.
Posted In: Environment, fire, Science, firefighting