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48 Wildfires Burn in Arkansas over the Weekend

January 27, 2014

The Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC) says 48 wildfires burned over the weekend; 21 homes were within close proximity of flames and saved by suppression efforts. Individual fires were mostly 5-10 acres in size. A total of 217 acres burned across the state; which does not include a fire reported on Ouachita National Forest, northwest of Lake Ouachita State Park. We continue to strongly advise against any outdoor burning.

Rare winter wildfires in SW Oregon, Coast Range

January 24, 2014

High winds in a dry winter have rekindled old logging slash in southwestern Oregon and the northern Coast Range.

Wildfire Activity Decreases Across Arkansas

January 23, 2014

Arkansas wildfire danger will continue through tomorrow and the weekend, however, safety precautions have kept wildfire activity low for the day. Humidity levels across most of the state will remain between 40%-50% and wind gusts may exceed 10 mph, both of which can contribute to high fire activity. We continue to strongly advise against any outdoor burning. Combustible debris (such as dead leaves, pine needles, and dead grass) easily catch and spread fire during the current weather conditions.

Small wildfires, fears of worse sweep California

January 15, 2014

As Santa Ana winds made moisture plunge, plant life wither and wildfire danger soar, Southern California firefighters pounced on several small blazes before they could surge, though another day of dryness awaited.

Logan County wildfire burns over 1,200 acres

January 13, 2014

Several outbuildings were destroyed in a large wildfire that swept through Logan County Sunday afternoon.

Oklahoma's Wildland Task Force was deployed as local fire crews battled flames than spanned across an estimated 1,200 acres near County Road 73 and Post Road.

Gusty, dry conditions raise wildfire dangers in areas of Southern California

January 05, 2014

Forecasters are warning of an onslaught of gusty, dry conditions that have raised fire danger in swaths of Southern California.

Big Sur fire destroys 15 homes, forces 100 to flee

December 17, 2013

Fire season tamer than expected; U.S. burn acreage far below average

December 09, 2013

A wildfire season that began with dire warnings that dry conditions had set the stage for a year of flames across California and the West turned out to be among the quietest of the past decade.

Wildfire risk seen as high or extreme at 4.5 million U.S. homes

November 22, 2013

Students present wildfire research at LEGO competition

November 20, 2013

Students at the McKinna Learning Center in Malibu competed in the First LEGO League's Nature's Fury challenge on Sunday, Nov. 17. The competition prompted students to research and present on a natural disaster of their choice, which earned them a third place trophy.