Two mountain wildfires raged Tuesday in Nevada, where firefighters worked to gain the upper hand on a blaze near Las Vegas that kept hundreds of people from their homes and another southwest of Reno that jumped in size a day earlier.
There are more signs of progress in the fight against the Arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters near the town of Yarnell.
Hundreds of firefighters battling a blaze outside the mountain town of Yarnell came off the line Wednesday to salute a procession of fire vehicles that had been left by 19 elite Hotshot crew members killed in the line of duty.
Fire officials say the Arizona wildfire that claimed the lives of 19 firefighters is 8 percent contained.
Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, based in Prescott, Ariz., were killed Sunday when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since Sept. 11. Fourteen of the victims were in their 20s. Here are the stories of some of those who died.
When things go from bad to really bad for wildland firefighters, their last best hope rests with a folded emergency fire shelter they all carry wherever they go.
The burdens of a relentless heat wave and persistent drought started to give way Monday to cooler temperatures and a little bit of rain as hundreds of firefighters tried to rein in a pair of unruly blazes burning through New Mexico’s tinder-dry forests.
Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing 19 members of an elite fire crew in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. for at least 30 years.
Despite the slowest start to a wildfire season in a decade, the head of the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday his agency is preparing for another busy year, but with fewer firefighters.
Clark County investigators say a 9-year-old playing with matches started a house fire that caused $25,000 in damage over the weekend.