| Latest News, Videos and Live Video

Thursday July 31st 2014

Latest Wildfire News Real-Time Updates

Below is the latest news about wildfires updated in real-time by rss feeds.

wildfire – Google News

Google News

Why you don’t see Eastern Wash. wildfire plumes until the afternoon – KOMO News (blog)


KOMO News (blog)

Why you don't see Eastern Wash. wildfire plumes until the afternoon
KOMO News (blog)
What you're seeing are smoke and the "pyrocumulus" clouds created by the wildfires burning in Eastern Washington. The heat from the fires is its own engine for creating rising air that cools and condenses into clouds. But why don't we normally see

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 7:24 pm

Firefighters keep Yosemite wildfire far from sequoias – Los Angeles Daily News


NBCNews.com

Firefighters keep Yosemite wildfire far from sequoias
Los Angeles Daily News
Smoke rises from a blaze in El Portal, Calif., near Yosemite National Park on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a
Wildfire eases near giant Yosemite sequoiasParadise Post
El Portal Wildfire Threatens Yosemite National ParkNBCNews.com

all 1,384 news articles »

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 3:48 pm

Big Data Tackles Wildfire Control – InformationWeek


Big Data Tackles Wildfire Control
InformationWeek
What if there were a better way to monitor, predict, and fight wildfires like the one currently affecting Northern California? The University of California at San Diego and the University of Maryland, with support from the National Science Foundation

and more »

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 1:35 pm

Crews tackle remote wildfire – Auburn Journal


Crews tackle remote wildfire
Auburn Journal
A 4-acre wild fire near Foresthill on Wednesday morning was likely the result of at least one lightning strike overnight or in the early morning hours. Officials with Cal Fire said the strikes were probably what sparked the fire in the remote hills off

and more »

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 1:16 pm

Congress unlikely to approve wildfire money before recess – Statesman Journal


Congress unlikely to approve wildfire money before recess
Statesman Journal
The White House has said the U.S. Forest Service and the Interior Department need $615 million to pay this year's wildfire bills without having to transfer money from elsewhere in their budgets. Experts say the annual ritual of money shuffling has hurt

and more »

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 5:11 am

Forestry Commission delays wildfire preparations due to unseason – KATV … – KATV


THV 11

Forestry Commission delays wildfire preparations due to unseason – KATV
KATV
Only about 15,000 acres of Arkansas forest have burned so far in 2014 in wildfires. The decrease in fire activity has actually made the Arkansas Forestry Commission delay their preparations for the summer wildfire season. The arrival of state
Learn your wildfire risk with new websiteTHV 11
Website from AFC Helps Public Determine Wildfire RiskKARK

all 4 news articles »

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 2:55 am

Northwest wildfires: Crews battle 5 new blazes in Oregon and Washington – The Oregonian


Northwest wildfires: Crews battle 5 new blazes in Oregon and Washington
The Oregonian
Five new wildfires have flared in the Northwest in the past 24 hours, four of them in Oregon. The largest has charred 1,000 acres southwest of Condon. Another fire in Oregon has burned 500 acres of private land northwest of Kimberly. The third has
Wildfire Season Flares Up Early In The Pacific NorthwestKQED

all 5 news articles »

Posted on 30 July 2014 | 10:27 pm

New Wildfire Science Shows That Small Steps Can Save Homes, Communities – National Geographic


National Geographic

New Wildfire Science Shows That Small Steps Can Save Homes, Communities
National Geographic
When a wildfire swept through 2,000 acres in the hills north of San Diego, California, in May, it left behind a curious checkerboard of destruction. One neighborhood was reduced to ashes and twisted metal. But houses nearby suffered little more than

and more »

Posted on 30 July 2014 | 3:28 pm

Yosemite National Park Wildfire Swells, Threatens Giant Sequoias – NBCNews.com


NBCNews.com

Yosemite National Park Wildfire Swells, Threatens Giant Sequoias
NBCNews.com
Crews battling a wildfire in Yosemite National Park were racing Wednesday to cut off the flames before they reach a small but renowned cluster of Giant Sequoia trees. The Merced Grove remained about a few miles from the advancing fire, and Northern …

Posted on 30 July 2014 | 9:42 am

New map shows how record Washington wildfire grew – USA TODAY


KING5.com

New map shows how record Washington wildfire grew
USA TODAY
Firefighters say they've turned the corner on controlling Washington state's largest-ever wildfire, the 250,000-acre Carlton Complex east of Seattle. The fire is about 40 miles long and now 66 percent contained, said fire spokesman Pete Buist. Fire
Road C wildfire threatens Washington town; evacuations underwayThe Oregonian
Heat toughens fight vs. state's largest wildfireChron.com

all 30 news articles »

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 11:06 pm

Wildfire – Yahoo News Search Results

Wildfire eases near giant Yosemite sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The section of a wildfire burning close to one of Yosemite National Park's treasured giant sequoia groves died down and got no closer to the grove, park officials said Thursday morning.

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 5:49 pm

WILDFIRE ALERT: Neighbors tackle brush fire with shovels; can't get it out

SPOKANE, Wash.- Wednesday afternoon a brush fire broke out south of Spokane off Highway 195, near W Smythe and N Maple road. The fire is burning in a residential area and neighbors we talked to say they are very worried about their homes. It's not clear how the fire started, but when nearby homeowners saw smoke they ran out with shovels to try and stamp it out.

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 2:19 am

End of Arizona wildfire season

The seasonal monsoonal precipitation is bringing an end to this year’s wildfire season. But the risk is not over, just reduced.                

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 12:28 am

New Wildfire Science Shows That Small Steps Can Save Homes, Communities

In wildfire season, a few adjustments can be the difference between a saved and a destroyed home.

Posted on 30 July 2014 | 3:33 pm

Colorado pays nearly $18M to wildfire victims

DENVER (AP) — People impacted by a 2012 Colorado wildfire started by the state have gotten their compensation payments from the government.

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 7:18 pm

430-acre wildfire burning in Dinosaur National Monument

A 430-acre wildfire sparked Monday is burning in the Dinosaur National Monument and on Bureau of Land Management land in northwest Colorado.

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 7:09 pm

California wildfire claims 6 more homes

SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say crews found six more homes destroyed by a Northern California wildfire that led to evacuation orders for about 1,200 people before it was brought under control.

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 2:06 pm

Toy drone disrupts aircraft fighting California wildfire

A private drone trying to film a wildfire that has charred nearly six square miles in Northern California briefly disrupted firefighting efforts, although workers had gained the upper hand against the blaze, officials said on Monday. Fire officials spotted the drone over the so-called Sand Fire on Sunday and immediately called police to find the drone's owner and have the toy grounded to avoid a …

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 4:37 am

Crews increase containment on California wildfire

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews increased containment Monday on a wildfire burning near vineyards in Northern California, and officials discussed the possibility of lifting evacuation orders for at least some of the roughly 1,200 people affected.

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 3:52 pm

Washington State's Sprawling Wildfire Captured By Drone Cam

The sky is thick with smoke in central Washington, as the state's largest wildfire in recorded history leaves a charred trail of burned homes and blackened trees. The Carlton Complex Fire began as four separate fires that were triggered by lightning on July 14. As of today (July 24), the fire is spread over 390 square miles (1,010 square kilometers), or about one-third the size of Rhode Island …

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 4:11 pm