RURAL REFLECTIONS After the Fire
After the Fire
Tuesday, October 2nd was probably the largest, local fire event that has ever occurred in my lifetime. Dry conditions and high winds combined to create several large, i... Posted on 10/6/12 at 6:44 AM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Wildfire forces Agassiz NWR to close 1,100 acres to hunting
Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Minnesota is closing about 1,110 acres in the southwest corner of the refuge to hunting from Nov. 4 through the close of the ruffed grouse season Jan. 1 b... Posted on 10/27/11 at 9:10 AM
Nearly a third of the huge forest fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park was contained Friday and some small communities in the mountainous area were no longer under evacuation advisories, but smoke descending down into San Joaquin Valley cities was becoming a problem.
Firefighters battling the giant wildfire burning in the Sierra Nevada added a California National Guard Predator drone to their arsenal Wednesday to give them real-time views of flames chewing through rugged forests in and around Yosemite National Park.
Brian Skoloff and Tracie Cone
, August 28, 2013
Unnaturally long intervals between wildfires and years of drought primed the Sierra Nevada for the explosive conflagration chewing up the rugged landscape on the edge of Yosemite National Park, forestry experts say.
A rapidly spreading wildfire chewed through a rugged Southern California mountain range on Thursday, destroying at least 10 homes, threatening more than 500 other residences and forcing some 1,500 people to flee.
Firefighters got little help from Mother Nature on Saturday as much-needed rainfall from expected thunderstorms didn't materialize for a huge wildfire burning in the Southern California mountains near Palm Springs.
Artist Lewis Millett didn't need much more than an order to leave his longtime Idyllwild mountain home after seeing 100 foot flames marching toward the mile-high hamlet that draws tourists, summer campers and students to a year-round arts and music school.
A federal land management agency said on Wednesday it had warned the U.S. Army against conducting an artillery exercise in Alaska that the military has acknowledged might have started a large wildfire near Fairbanks.
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