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About 12 homes evacuated in Chicopee as officials contend with ‘energetic...

CHICOPEE - Residents of about a dozen properties surrounding a home on Summer Street were evacuated Thursday after a swarm of emergency personnel descended a home where unspecified, potentially explosive material was discovered.

Many refuse to evacuate as August Complex fire, Cal’s largest ever,...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nate Trujillo sat on a windy ridge and watched California’s largest wildfire, the August Complex, work its way toward the cannabis-growing enclave of Post Mountain-Trinity Pines, where many of the locals are refusing to evacuate.

Fire at home of Washington state trooper being investigated as arson

A fire at the home of a Washington State Patrol trooper in the Everson-Nooksack area Tuesday afternoon is being investigated as an arson. Nobody was injured in the fire, and damage was minimal.

100 firefighters from Mexico arrive in San Bernardino, will battle wildfire...

U.S. Forest Service officials on Wednesday, Sept. 23, welcomed 100 firefighters from Mexico who after landing at San Bernardino International Airport will soon be sent to Tulare County to battle the Castle fire.

Oregon wildfires: Firefighter recounts running out of water during wild 36-hour...

Firefighter Brian Weidman was summoned to a grass fire near Ashland that was threatening some homes on Sept. 8, one blustery day after Labor Day.

Freymoyer’s Hotel in Muhlenberg Township damaged by fire

Freymoyer’s Hotel and Restaurant, a landmark building in Muhlenberg Township, was damaged by a fire that started in one of the apartments Sunday evening, fire officials said.

Creek Fire live updates: More Fresno County evacuations lifted; Kings Canyon...

The Creek Fire, which ignited a little more than two weeks ago, grew by 3,000 acres on Monday.

Firefighter killed in El Dorado blaze identified as a 14-year veteran

The firefighter killed while battling the El Dorado fire in San Bernardino County was identified Monday as Charles Morton, a 14-year veteran with the U.S. Forest Service who led the Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Squad.

Colorado’s Cameron Peak fire surges after weeks of steady containment

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Cameron Peak fire near Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado, the fifth-largest wildfire in the state’s history, grew over the weekend by more than 1,500 acres as winds increased, officials reported Monday.

14-day work weeks and no guaranteed shower: Oregon firefighters endure brutal...

After eight years of fighting wildfires, Solize Ortiz has learned to work with the challenges and dangers of her profession.