BOISE, Idaho — Authorities are bringing in two military air tankers from Wyoming to help fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.
Dave Park and his family were only gone for about an hour on Sunday when he suspected that something was awry after arriving home at 2007 Ida St.
With the number and severity of wildfires increasing dramatically, it’s time to rethink management policies for our national forest system.
PRAY — The 63-year-old chief of Gardiner’s volunteer fire department has this joke with some of his volunteers: You can quit the department when you bring a note from the coroner.
A railcar burned near Riverfront Park on Sunday morning and the blaze may have been intentionally set, according to officials.
CASSELTON, N.D. — Many residents evacuated a southeastern North Dakota town overnight after a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded, and officials warned that acrid smoke could blow into the area.
RIVERTON, Wyo. — They say Mrs. O'Leary's cow started the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. In Riverton, it's some chickens that are taking the heat.
Lockwood Fire and Rescue firefighters put out a fire that destroyed a pickup truck that was traveling on I-90 east of Billings just after midnight Sunday morning.
After a record-setting fire season last year that burned thousands of acres and many homes and outbuildings in southeastern and south-central Montana, this year has been notably quiet thanks to timely rainfall.
MOOSE — More rain and cooler weather have prompted officials to reduce the wildfire risk in the Jackson area from "high" to just "moderate."
The area surrounding Fairy Falls Trail was severely burned during the 1988 fires in Yellowstone National Park.
Flames tower over Cooke City during the Yellowstone National Park fires in 1988. The fires bore down on Cooke City and Silver Gate, near the park’s Northeast Entrance, as September arrived. Local residents were frightened and angry. A jokester taped the letter “d” on the Cooke City highway s…
Above, the 1988 fires burned hot in an area of blown-down trees between Norris and Canyon in Yellowstone National Park. A windstorm in 1984 had toppled thousands of trees in the area for miles. The 1988 North Fork fire burned with particular ferocity through the site, turning nearly everythi…
The Gallatin Mountains are seen from along the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park in June. The trees in the foreground have grown since the fires in 1988.
The Gallatin Mountains rise above the burn area along the Madison River in 2001 in Yellowstone National Park. The park still shows scars from the 1988 fires.
In June, a black bear moves through an area in Yellowstone National Park burned by the fires in 1988.
In early May, as my plane banked on approach to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., a plume of smoke fanned out below from Banning Pass. The fire that time was the Summit fire, a bad enough blaze — about 3,000 acres burned, one house destroyed, two firefighters injured — but one tha…
BUTTE — An 82-year-old man who died after escaping a burning trailer house west of Butte has been identified as Lawrence Bacon.
FLORENCE – When the wind kicked up Sunday afternoon it carried a spark from Boyd Lambson’s slash fire, which set off a significant threat to cable and telephone access for the Bitterroot Valley.
JACKSON — A wildfire that for a time was threatening the town of Jackson has now been all but fully contained and firefighters are packing up some of their equipment.