PHOENIX - Before leaving on a Memorial Day Weekend road trip, the Arizona Department of Transportation is urging motorists to take a few extra precautions since of the state is under severe fire restrictions. Dry, hot and windy weather in Arizona creates ideal conditions for a wildfire, and motorist Full story
Jamie Workman, writer for theEnvironmental Defense Fund, contributed this article to LiveScience'sExpert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Full story
NOGALES - The "Soldier Basin Fire" is still growing in the Coronado National Forest about five miles east of the Nogales airport. Full story
A wildfire has burned about 3 square miles of grass and brush on ridges of the Coronado National Forest about a dozen miles from Nogales in rural Santa Cruz County in southern Arizona. The Soldier Basin fire is some five miles east of the Nogales airport, which is seven miles northeast of the south Full story
The Springs fire that burned 28,000 acres in Southern California and threatened some 4,000 homes came dangerously close to Rick Mecagni’s house last weekend, but he refused to evacuate. Equipped with hoses and a fire suit, Mecagni says his home was designed with wildfires in mind. From patio furnitu
Weather conditions, once working against firefighters, are now helping ground crews contain 60 percent of the blaze in southern California, NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports.
For a fourth straight day, a California fire burned wild and fast as firefighters moved in to contain it. However, calmer winds and lower temperatures helped to contain the largest fire by more than 50 percent. NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin reports.
As Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Point Mugu, Calif., firefighters are hoping to take advantage of rain in the forecast to help contain a wildfire that has scorched at least 28,000 acres in Vantura County.
Over 28,000 acres have been burned in southern California, and officials say the fire is at 20 percent containment. Officials are hoping to get a lucky break to fight the fires. NBC’s Ayman Moheyeldin reports.
This May 14, 2013, photo provided by the Wisconsoin Department of Natural Resources shows a smoky wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin that has consumed 8,700 acres, destroyed nearly 50 structures and forced dozens from their homes. The DNR says the wildfire in Douglas County is about 90 percent conta
CAMARILLO, CA - MAY 4: A column of elite U.S. Forest Service Hotshot firefighters walk along the edge of the black near Hidden Valley at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California. Improving weather conditions are helping firefighters get the upper hand on the wildfire which has gro
CAMARILLO, CA - MAY 4: U.S. Forest Service firefighters drive through burned chaparral habitat at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California. Improving weather conditions are helping firefighters get the upper hand on the wildfire which has grown to 28,000 acres and is now 56 percen
CAMARILLO, CA - MAY 4: A firefighter surveys burned hills near Hidden Valley at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California. Improving weather conditions are helping firefighters get the upper hand on the wildfire which has grown to 28,000 acres and is now 56 percent contained. ***