Forest Fire

Efforts To Fight Wildfires In California May Be Making Future Fires WorseThe effort to fight wildfires in California may be making future wildfires even worse, according to a new report.
Firefighter Killed Battling Northern California Blaze Near Oregon BorderThe U.S. Forest Service says a firefighter from South Dakota has been killed battling one of more than a dozen wildfires burning across California.
Stranded Woman Starts Forest Fire In Desperate Attempt To Get Help After Giving Birth In WoodsWhat started out as a shortcut turned into a four day ordeal for a woman who was nine months pregnant and eventually gave birth while lost in the Plumas National Forest.
California Crackling With Wildfires On First Day Of SummerSummer arrived in California on Sunday with fire season in full swing, as crews knocked down dozens of small blazes throughout the state and slowed the spread of a huge forest fire in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Crews Make Gains On Wildfire Burning In Shasta-Trinity Forest; 20 Percent ContainedFire officials say a lightning-sparked wildfire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest remained at 1,480 acres overnight, with containment at 20 percent as of Sunday morning.
Lightning-Sparked Fire In Shasta-Trinity Forest Grows Past 1,300 AcresFire officials Saturday said a lightning-sparked blaze in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest has grown to 1,331 acres and is about 5 percent contained.
Wet Weather Helping Crews Contain Massive California WildfireA U.S. Forest Service spokesman said more rain and high humidity on Saturday aided firefighters battling the King Fire.
Yosemite Wildfire Prompts Evacuation Of CampersA 400-acre wildfire in Yosemite National Park has prompted the evacuation of about 100 campers, officials said.
Windy Weather Stokes Growing Northern California WildfiresTwo wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago were still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
2 Fires In Lassen National Forest Burn 95 Square Miles, Hospital Evacuated In BurneyTwo fires that started within a day of each other in Lassen National Forest expanded into private property and scorched 95 square miles as of Sunday morning, up from 39 square miles a day earlier.
Hundreds Evacuated As Firefighters Battle Slew Of West Coast BlazesLightning sparked dozens of fires in Northern California, including one in rural Modoc County that spurred some 120 people to evacuate, and the threat of more strikes along with winds from looming thunderstorms could aggravate the firefight.
Scientists Find Yosemite Rim Fire Left Behind A Sierra MoonscapeA fire that raged in forest land in and around Yosemite National Park has left a contiguous barren moonscape in the Sierra Nevada mountains that experts say is larger than any burned in centuries.