| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:33 PM
As 13 wildfires ripped across Arkansas on Friday, state forestry pilot Jacob Thomas Harrell took a small plane out to look for additional hot spots.
Late Saturday, search crews still had not found any sign of either Harrell or the single-engine Cessna...
| May 6, 2014
| 2:08 PM
I wish I had been able to join the students from the GreenMount School in Remington and Independence School in Hampden on Arbor Day as they planted 40 small trees along Stony Run. Besides being fun, initiatives like this one by the Baltimore City Forestry...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Fire agencies in Southern California are beefing up crews and pre-positioning equipment in wilderness areas because of Santa Ana winds and hot weather expected to last for several days.
The dry northeast winds, along with dangerously low relative...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:18 PM
With triple-digit temperatures expected in parts of Southern California on Tuesday and Wednesday, it seems like an appropriate time to welcome you all to the new climate-warmed fire season. Well, everybody except Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who doesn&...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:59 AM
A plane flew low over the marshes of Long Island Sound, and I stood at the edge of a crumbling runway wondering if the pilot might start descending, forgetting that Griswold Airport is now just a distant memory.
On a warm summer morning, I stood on the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:46 PM
It took Crescenta Valley Station deputies an average of 10 minutes to respond to 911 calls in 2013, according to a county report aimed at increasing the numbers of people in uniform.
The statistic is a marked increase from 2010, when it took 7.6 minutes...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:58 PM
A fast-growing wildfire in eastern Arizona has reached about 2,000 acres and triggered mandatory evacuations in two areas, officials said.
The San Juan fire, first reported late Thursday morning, has been burning pine trees in the Apache Sitgreaves...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A growing wildfire burning in the Sequoia National Forest now threatens 1,000 homes, power lines and communication facilities in the area, officials said Monday.
The Shirley fire, which is only 10% contained, has burned at least 2,200 acres in the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:45 PM
An Arcadia firefighter was still missing in rugged terrain in the Los Padres National Forest, where he was last seen four days ago, authorities said Tuesday night.
Mike Herdman, 36, was setting up a camp with a friend in the Sespe Wilderness area...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Rescuers combing a wilderness area in the Los Padres National Forest spotted a dog believed to have been with Arcadia firefighter Mike Herdman when he went missing five days ago, authorities said Wednesday night.
The rescuers saw the dog briefly...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Your editorial on the situation in Iraq left many hard questions unanswered ("Hard choices in Iraq," June 16).
Here is a suggestion: I was once a volunteer fireman who fought forest fires. After each fire was extinguished we were told that new growth...