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.
Firefighters say it took more than 20 people to rescue a 70-year-old man who fell 20 feet down a ventilation shaft at the Tropicana casino in Las Vegas.
Police in Las Vegas say a man found dead in the trunk of a car after firefighters doused a blaze in his house was killed after interrupting a burglary.
A woman has died shortly after firefighters rescued her from the bathtub of a burning apartment just north of downtown Las Vegas.
Firefighters have rescued four window washers stranded outside the 35th floor of a Las Vegas Strip high-rise hotel.
Firefighters are hoping to quell a wildfire in steep terrain on Mount Charleston before gusty winds sweep through the Las Vegas area.