| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:04 PM
As firefighters struggle to contain the Powerhouse fire that is raging between Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley, we are reminded of the terrible devastation that fire, wind and dry fuel can bring.
We are also seeing the tremendous utility of night...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 4:53 PM
GROVELAND, Calif. — As autumn turns to winter and rain falls over the charred landscape left behind by the Rim fire, forest rangers and emergency planners have a new worry: water.
Over 90% of the blaze burned in the Tuolumne River watershed, where...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:57 PM
In a heart-warming ceremony earlier this month, the sons of the late Amanda Torbit of Jarrettsville planted and dedicated a tree in their mother's memory at Eden Mill Nature Center in northern Harford County.
The tree planting was an expression of...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The unusual summer rain that dampened Glendale earlier this week will do little to quench parched hillside brush that continues to pose a high fire risk, officials said.
For all the gloom and humidity, the light rainfall was simply too little too late...
| Dec 24, 2013
The Stanislaus National Forest was a thickly forested wonderland of streams, wildlife and campgrounds until last summer's Rim fire — started by a hunter's illegal campfire — scorched more than 250,000 acres of it and the adjacent Yosemite...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:05 PM
TUCSON - The Arizona State Forestry Division could face $559,000 in fines after a state safety commission found fire officials had committed two serious workplace violations during the Yarnell Hill fire that killed 19 firefighters in June.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:36 PM
TUCSON — The 19 firefighters who perished when 40-foot flames overtook them in a rocky canyon near Prescott in June were the victims of poor planning and bad communication, forced into a losing battle to protect structures and pasturelands that were...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Calling all birdwatchers: National forest officials are asking for volunteers to help count bald eagles in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains this winter.
Starting on Dec. 21, forest rangers will hold monthly get-togethers, where volunteers...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Homicide detectives plan to return to a section of the Angeles National Forest in Altadena on Thursday to investigate human remains found there earlier this week.
The remains were found Wednesday about 12:25 p.m. in the 3900 block of Fair Oaks Avenue,...
| Dec 15, 2013
The moment Fred and Kimberly Clark waited for since planting firs, pines and other evergreens eight years ago finally arrived last weekend.
Their first Christmas tree sales.
All farming is delayed gratification, but the delay is particularly long...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Gabe Garcia and John Miller stood the other day at the rim of Cucamonga Canyon, dwarfed by the spires of peaks with names that evoke old, wild California — Timber, Telegraph, Bighorn.
They were supposed to be alone.
They were not.