Latest Wildfires News

Christmas tree sellers feel effects of New Mexico wildfire

Dec. 06, 2022 10:03 AM EST

MORA, N.M. (AP) — The Monday after Thanksgiving, Deanna Trujillo stood in the bed of her truck, watching Christmas tree after Christmas tree pile up in her trailer. There were 101 in total — Trujillo, who sells Mora-grown Christmas trees every year, has to keep careful count for...

Population increase for endangered red squirrels in Arizona

Dec. 02, 2022 12:15 PM EST

SAFFORD, Ariz. (AP) — The latest survey shows another increase in the population of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel in the Pinaleno Mountains of southeastern Arizona, according to authorities. State Game and Fish Department officials said Thursday that the annual survey...

Fire plan would cut 2.4 million New Jersey Pinelands trees

Nov. 25, 2022 13:08 PM EST

BASS RIVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Up to 2.4 million trees would be cut down as part of a project to prevent major wildfires in a federally protected New Jersey forest heralded as a unique environmental treasure. New Jersey environmental officials say the plan to kill trees in a...

Crews battle brush fire at Indiana's Brown County State Park

Nov. 22, 2022 15:50 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Crews continued working Tuesday to douse a fire that began over the weekend in southern Indiana’s Brown County State Park and has scorched more than 100 acres. The brush fire was reported Sunday evening on the east side of the park, Marty Benson, a...

Human remains found in rubble of one of 2 Los Angeles fires

Nov. 20, 2022 19:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Remains of a man were found in the rubble of one of two major fires in Los Angeles during the weekend, authorities said Sunday. The remains were found shortly after noon as firefighters continued to cool down smoldering debris, fire spokesperson Brian Humphrey...

Fire danger elevated as strong winds hit Southern California

Nov. 19, 2022 18:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another round of strong Santa Ana winds swept through Southern California on Saturday, increasing the risk of wildfires as humidity levels plummeted. The National Weather Service said winds will be strongest in the morning and begin diminishing by Saturday...

Fire near Neah Bay prompts evacuations, school closures

Nov. 17, 2022 21:13 PM EST

NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire at the far northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula prompted more than 100 people to evacuate neighborhoods in Neah Bay on Thursday, and nearby schools have closed. The fire is burning on the remote Makah Indian reservation near Hobuck Lake, Makah...

Powerful Santa Ana winds lash Southern California

Nov. 16, 2022 16:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful Santa Ana winds lashed Southern California on Wednesday, toppling big rigs on highways and spreading a small fire that destroyed two structures. High wind warnings stretched across a wide swath of the region, and red flag warnings for high fire danger...

Wildfire burns about 2,000 acres in Boone National Forest

Nov. 12, 2022 11:09 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A wildfire in Kentucky burned about 2,000 acres of the Daniel Boone National Forest until rain helped extinguish the blaze, an emergency official said. The fire burned for several days until Friday in the Cut Gap area of Rockcastle County, the Lexington...

Wildfire burns part of southern Ohio's Wayne National Forest

Nov. 10, 2022 13:14 PM EST

PEDRO, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a 1,300-acre wildfire in Wayne National Forest in far southern Ohio began with multiple small wildfires earlier this week. A statement Thursday from Wayne National Forest said firefighters were working to contain the blaze and urged the public to...