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California's wildfire threat is so severe that the season started early

April 18, 2014

Don’t let the recent rains and green hillsides fool you -- the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fresh growth is only covering up months of dry, dead grass, putting California at risk for one of its most severe fire seasons ever.

Glendale becomes Firewise in preparation for Summer

April 15, 2014

Glendale residents are bracing for another rough fire season ahead, but this time they're preparing with fire defense. Glendale residents are hoping to protect their community by clearing brush and other fire fuels.

Wildfire destroys over 2000 homes in Chile

April 14, 2014

Chile poured firefighters and police into the battle against a wildfire that swept through hundreds of homes in the Pacific coastal city of Valparaiso, leaving at least 12 dead, according to an official.
Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo reported at least 2,000 homes had been destroyed by the blaze, leaving some 8,000 people without a place to live.

Black Forest Residents try to Become Firewise

March 31, 2014

Congress Studies New Way To Pay To Fight Big Fires

March 20, 2014

Congress Studies New Way To Pay To Fight Big Fires

Study: Housing developments near drying forests a deadly combination in the West

March 08, 2014

As the climate warms, forest fires in the West increasingly will feast on acres of dry brush, growing into giants. In a cycle that will become routine, homeowners will flee, while firefighters will rush toward their houses — and away from areas where they could be putting out wildfires.

Obama to propose shift in wildfire funding

February 25, 2014

President Obama’s annual budget request to Congress will propose a significant change in how the government pays to fight wildfires, administration officials said, a move that they say reflects the ways in which climate change is increasing the risk for and cost of those fires.

Kansas governor raising wildfire danger awareness

February 18, 2014

Kansas residents are being urged to act cautiously with outdoor burning as the state marks a week of awareness of the dangers of wildfires.

Crews taking no chances ahead of wildfire season

February 14, 2014

Oklahoma state Forester says high wildfire danger continues, urges no outdoor burning in state

January 27, 2014

Oklahoma's state forester says high winds and low humidity have increased the danger of wildfires in the state, and conditions are expected to worsen later in the week.