Tag Archives: News

Thousands Flee as CO Wildfires Burn Hundreds of Homes

Colorado wildfires

By PATTY NIEBERG, BRADY McCOMBS and COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — Mike Guanella and his family were relaxing at their Colorado home and looking forward to celebrating a belated family Christmas later Thursday when reports of ...

Read More »

Departments of Interior, Agriculture and Homeland Security Establish New Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission

WASHINGTON — The Departments of the Interior, Agriculture and Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the establishment of a new Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission. Establishing this Commission fulfills a key provision of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law ...

Read More »

Wind-Whipped Fires Sweep Kansas, Firefighter and Two Others Hospitalized

Firefighters in Russell, Paradise, Salina and elsewhere in Kansas battled wildfires fueled by winds up to 100 miles per hour Wednesday and Thursday. At least one firefighter in Russell County was hospitalized with injuries suffered in the fires. The fires ...

Read More »

Gatlinburg (TN) Chimney Tops 2 Wildfires Recorded in Oral History Project

An oral history project led by the University of Tennessee Libraries records the lived experiences of the Chimney Tops 2 wildfires that swept through Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains in 2016. The collections in the project are housed on ...

Read More »

Ex-University Professor Indicted for California Wildland Fire Arson

Dixie Fire in California

A federal grand jury in Sacramento Thursday returned a five-count indictment today against Gary Stephen Maynard, 47, of San Jose, charging him with setting fires near the massive Dixie Fire this summer. Prosecutors say some of the fires Maynard set ...

Read More »