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More Fires But Less Acreage Burned Attributed To More Crews, Better Firefighting Tactics
More fires but less acreage burned attributed to more crews, better firefighting tactics
Posted July 24, 2015

As hundreds of firefighters battled a still-growing fire in Napa County on Thursday evening, new numbers from CalFire reveal that the number of fires ...Full Story

Firefighter Attacked By Bear While Fighting Forest Fire
Firefighter attacked by bear while fighting forest fire
June 25, 2015

A firefighter battling a blaze in the Chugach National Forest is being treated for minor injuries after he encountered a bear Monday night....

Washington National Guard Begins Firefighting Training
Washington National Guard begins firefighting training
June 19, 2015

With a severe shortage of volunteer firefighters, especially in smaller cities and counties throughout the state, officials in Washington have turned...

Pennsylvania Uses FireIce To Fight Wildfires
Pennsylvania Uses FireIce to Fight Wildfires
May 16, 2015

FireIce has been successfully deployed on more than 20 wildfires this season by firefighting airtankers contracted by the Pennsylvania Department of C...

US 3rd Fleet Participates In 2015 Wildland Firefighting Exercise
US 3rd Fleet Participates in 2015 Wildland Firefighting Exercise
May 4, 2015

U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and civilian ground and aviation units from U.S. 3rd Fleet, Navy Region Southwest, Camp Pendleton, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, C...

Chattanooga National Cemetery Scorched By 5 Acre Fire
January 23, 2014

A grass fire damaged about 1,800 tombstones, including those of a number of Civil War dead, after flames spread across five acres of Chattanooga Natio...

California Firefighters Gain Ground On Simi Valley Brush Fire
December 26, 2013

California firefighters said Thursday they have gained ground on a Simi Valley brush fire fanned by strong winds that could cause the blaze to spread...

Homes Evacuated In San Francisco Wildfire
Homes Evacuated in San Francisco Wildfire
September 10, 2013

A wildfire burning in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park grew Monday, forcing more people to leave their homes and leading to a smoke advisory f...

California Wildfire Not Started By Marijuana Farmers
September 5, 2013

What sparked the enormous wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park is still a mystery, but officials for the first time revealed Wednesday that i...

Search For Missing NM Firefighter
Search For Missing NM Firefighter
September 4, 2013

The wife of a firefighter missing in northern New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest says she's grateful for the hundreds of people who have spent days...

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