UPDATE: Dolan Fire In Monterey County Tops 111,000 Acres; Injured Firefighters ImprovingThe Dolan Fire burning in Monterey County has spread along the north and east edges of the wildfire and has now burned at least 111,382 acres as of Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
U.S. Forest Service Closes All National Forests In California Over Fire DangerBecause of what the U.S. Forest Service calls "unprecedented and historic fire conditions" throughout California, the forest service is closing all national forests in the state.
US Forest Service Police Dog Survives Second Stabbing AttackA highly decorated U.S. Forest Service police dog suffered nine stab wounds during a marijuana raid in Northern California. But he survived after he was airlifted to a veterinary clinic, the agency said Friday.
Texas Volunteer Firefighter Dies Battling Lightning-Sparked Blaze in Mendocino Nat'l ForestA volunteer fire department in Cresson Texas near Fort Worth said Monday one of its firefighters died battling West Coast wildfire and, later, the Forest Service said one firefighter was killed and another injured battling a Northern California blaze.
Environmental Coalition Targets Illegal Pot Farms on California Public LandIn the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at a site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer in September.
Activists Fight To Stop Roundup Of Wild Mustangs, Sale To SlaughterhousesBay Area animal rights activists are pushing back and demanding that the federal government stops the rounding up of wild horses in Modoc County.
California Will Incinerate Dead Trees With Air-Curtain Burners To Prevent Forest FiresOfficials in California say they're preparing to use large air-blasting incinerators to burn up trees killed by drought and a beetle epidemic ravaging Sierra Nevada forests
Firefighting Agencies Forced To Prioritize Assets During Busy California Wildfire SeasonWhen California wildfires overwhelm firefighting resources, the National Forest Service is faced with deciding where the most important battles must be fought, and what firefighters will work to save.
Forest Service Abandons Lake Tahoe Logging Plan Following Biologist's Legal ChallengeThe U.S. Forest Service has abandoned logging plans it suspended in the mountains above Lake Tahoe nearly two years ago after a prominent scientist filed a lawsuit accusing the agency of acting illegally.
Forest Service Firefighter Killed By Falling Tree While Battling Sierra BlazeThe U.S. Forest Service says one of its firefighters was killed Saturday evening in the Lake Tahoe area after he was struck by a tree while battling a wildfire.
Firefighter Who Died Battling Modoc County Frog Fire Was Trapped By Wind-Whipped Flare-UpA firefighter killed by a wildfire in far Northern California was scouting the area when he became trapped after erratic winds stoked the blaze, officials said Saturday.
Drone Flying Too Close To Wildfire Grounds Forest Service PlanesAuthorities briefly grounded a U.S. Forest Service reconnaissance plane flying over a series of small wildfires near Redding after a drone flew to close to the scene.
Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Moves Forward With Mountain Coaster And Other Summer Attractions To Offset Dismal Ski SeasonWith little snowfall for the last two winter seasons, business has fallen for Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts and one of them is already looking to the summer for new revenue as the U.S. Forest Service has tentatively approved a major plans to expand its summer attractions—including a mountain coaster. Some environmentalists, however, say it will have have an negative impact.
King Wildfire In El Dorado County 94% Contained; Forest Areas ReopenThe U.S Forest Service has reopened some wilderness areas that were closed because of the massive King Wildfire.
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.