The logistics of fighting massive wildfires

Sep 14, 2015
A network of fire departments can call for help outside their jurisdictions.
Posted In: wildfires, fires, firefighters, resources
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

Home sweet risky home

Sep 3, 2015
A new study looks at home values in areas prone to natural disasters.
Posted In: wildfires, natural disasters, homeowners

Living in a wildfire zone

Aug 27, 2015
In much of the West, the question is not 'will there be a wildfire?' It's 'when?'
Posted In: wildfires, Northwest, firefighters
A look at the concentration of fires in the West.

In Northwest, fire officials are accepting volunteers

Aug 21, 2015
The experiment could be a model for managing disasters with limited resources.
Posted In: Washington, fire, volunteering, wildfires
Firefighters prepare to start a backfire operation ahead of the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, California.

Western states scrambling for more firefighters

Aug 21, 2015
Wildfires are burning in 10 states, exhausting resources and manpower.
Posted In: wildfires, West, Australia, New Zealand, prisons
A view of the 2014 Carlton Complex wildfire in Washington. Wildfires continue burning across the West.

The case for calling wildfires natural disasters

Aug 20, 2015
Washington's governor, U.S. Forest Service are asking for some federal relief.
Posted In: wildfires, natural disasters, Washington
Flames from a backfire operation burns through a grove of trees as firefighters try to head off the Rocky Fire on Monday near Clearlake, California.

Intense fires burn dry West and firefighting budgets

Aug 6, 2015
Reclassifying blazes as natural disasters would help fund strapped Forest Service.
Posted In: fire, wildfires, natural disasters

Yosemite fire burns a mountain region's economy

Aug 30, 2013
The 200-square-mile Rim Fire peels back the layers of the Sierra Nevadas’ economic ecology.
Posted In: fire, wildfires