Environment News Service: The West is ablaze with major fires which have the potential to exhaust all agency fire resources, prompting the
Level 5 preparedness is declared only when large fires occur in many areas at once, requiring a heavy commitment of crews, aircraft, and equipment, along with a forecast for continued hot, dry, windy conditions. Initial fire attack was heavy across the nation with 412 new fires yesterday. Since Monday, more than 1,000 new fires have been reported.
With hundreds of thousands of acres burning in
…Lack of resources to fight a complex of seven fires 20 miles north of Carlin,
Fire broke out Wednesday night at the edge of the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory, INL, a 890 square mile nuclear energy research site in southeastern
...Rain brought relief to firefighters on several large fires in