Wildfire

Rural wildlife firefighters, "Hot Shots"...
Michael Camit

Utah is struggling to retain its rural ‘Hotshots’

Filling jobs of rural wildlife firefighters can be difficult due to the cost of living according to the Utah Division of Forestry, Fires and State Lands.
3 days ago
fire moab...
Adam Small

Utah receives more federal wildfire prevention funding

Three Utah organizations will receive more than $5.5 million in federal wildfire prevention and defense funding.
7 days ago
Capt. Tom Simons talks potential wildfires...
Alex Cabrero

SLCFD is preparing now for potential wildfires in the future

Even with above average snowfall this year, firefighters in Salt Lake City are working to get ahead of potential wildfires.
14 days ago
A snow-dusted peak in the Manti-La Sal National Forest...
Mariah Maynes

Manti-La Sal National Forest officials announce prescribed burns

Forest fire officials announced three prescribed burns for areas within the Manti-La Sal National Forest.
1 month ago
Wildfire Academy students dig a handline, Monday, March 11, 2024, in Prescott, Ariz. Forecasters ar...
TY ONEIL Associated Press

U.S. wildfires are prompting changes in firefighting workforce

Forecasters are warning that the potential for wildfires will be above normal in some areas across the United States over the coming months as temperatures rise and rain becomes sparse.
1 month ago
texas wildfires...
Associated Press

Wildfire grows into one of largest in Texas history as flames menace multiple small towns

Known as the Smokehouse Creek Fire, the largest blaze expanded to more than 1,300 square miles and jumped into parts of neighboring Oklahoma.
3 months ago
After starting the new year with poor air quality, Utah may finally be able to take a breath and fi...
Heather Peterson

New black carbon sensor is more portable but just as accurate, study finds

A new study from the University of Utah finds that recently released black carbon new units are just as accurate in detecting black carbon, but they are more portable and affordable.
3 months ago
Cane toads produce poison in large glands perched on their shoulders that's fatal for some animals....
Hilary Whiteman, CNN

This warty, toxic pest threatens entire ecosystems. These scientists have a secret weapon

Originally Published: 19 JAN 24 18:42 ET Updated: 19 JAN 24 21:50 ET Brisbane, Australia (CNN) — On the edge of a dark, suburban park in Brisbane, teams of volunteer toad-catchers gather around Gary King as he shoves another squirming specimen into a cooler box. “Who’s got some more?” asks King, a local leader of […]
4 months ago
When officials arrived at the scene of a housefire in Deweyville in the overnight hours of March 7,...
Curt Gresseth

Firefighters’ chili cook-off raises money for burn camp and survivors

A Utah firefighter and a burn survivor talk about an upcoming chili cook-off to support a burn camp program.
7 months ago
Fire danger is on the rise across the state, thanks to the wind blowing and drying things out. Wind...
Heather Kelly

Health-related issues from wildfire smoke are on the rise

Wildfire smoke is causing health-related issues to increase in certain parts of the United States.
8 months ago
Traffic travels along I-80 in Salt Lake City's Parleys Canyon....
Dan Bammes

Wind prevents Friday prescribed burn in Salt Lake canyons

The burn piles are ready to go, however, and the prescribed burn may begin on Saturday if conditions are right.
8 months ago
two buck deer shown, deer elk and moose are at risk for chronic wasting disease in utah...
Mark Jones

DWR offers tips for hunters as big game hunting seasons approaches

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources offers hunters a few reminders before leaving home.
8 months ago
(CNN) — The number of people who died in the massive wildfires that torched parts of Maui last m...
Taylor Romine and Aya Elamroussi

Advanced DNA testing prompts officials to revise Maui wildfires death toll to 97, down from 115

The Hawaii governor said Friday that the death count from the Maui wildfires is down to 97 from 115.
8 months ago
HONOLULU (AP) — Most of West Maui will officially reopen to travelers Oct. 8 under a new wildfi...
Associated Press

Most of West Maui will welcome back visitors next month under a new wildfire emergency proclamation

Part of the island’s western coastline has been closed to visitors since devastating wildfires killed at least 115 people last month.
9 months ago
Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson have committed $10 million to make direct payments to people on Ma...
THALIA BEATY Associated Press

Oprah, Dwayne Johnson launch $10 million fund for Maui residents

The People's Fund of Maui will give $1,200 a month to adults not able to return to their primary residences because of the recent wildfires.
9 months ago
Hazy air in and around Salt Lake City on Friday, May 19, 2023. Photo credit: Scott Winterton/Desere...
Tom Haraldsen

Hazy air arrived in Utah Wednesday, won’t be here long

Smoke from wildfires in the Pacific Northwest arrived in northern Utah on Wednesday. KSL meteorologist Kevin Eubank says the hazy air will be gone by Thursday.
9 months ago
The Thompson Ridge wildfire is pictured. Offiials say that, as of the publication date, it was the ...
Don Brinkerhoff

Officials say the Utah 2023 wildfire season was “normal”

Utah Division of Forestry officials thank moisture and the public for a manageable wildfire season in 2023.
9 months ago
Linemen work on poles in Lahaina, Hawaii, following a deadly wildfire, on August 13. Hawaiian Elect...
Natasha Chen, Anna-Maja Rappard and Cheri Mossburg

Hawaiian Electric says power lines started morning fire on Aug. 8

Hawaiian Electric Company said that power lines falling in high winds seem to have caused a fire during the early morning of Aug. 8.
9 months ago
An aerial image shows destroyed homes and vehicles on August 17 after a wind-driven wildfire burned...
Michelle Watson, Kelly McCleary, Cheri Mossburg, Anna-Maja Rappard and Natasha Chen

Nearly 400 remain unaccounted for in Maui after deadly wildfires

As of Friday, 400 people are still missing in the aftermath of the wildfires on Maui.
9 months ago
Fire department officials say two men have been arrested in different parts of Greece on suspicion ...
Associated Press

Greek fire officials arrest 2 for arson as multiple wildfires continue to burn across the country

Fire department officials say two men have been arrested in different parts of Greece on suspicion of deliberately starting wildfires.
9 months ago
Power crews work to replace power poles and lines in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023. R...
Mark Jones

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donates $1M in Maui recovery efforts

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to aid recovery efforts in Maui.
9 months ago
FILE - Wildfire damage is shown, Friday, Aug. 11, 2023, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, ...
BY BOBBY CAINA CALVAN

Hope is hard to let go after Maui fire, as odds wane over reuniting with still-missing loved ones

The days of waiting have become harder and harder but Kevin Baclig remains undeterred in his search for his wife and her parents
9 months ago
SALT LAKE CITY -- Firefighters have now contained the East Canyon and Range fires that started on A...
Clayre Scott

2 Utah wildfires now completely contained, 1 still burning

Firefighters have now contained the East Canyon and Range fires that started on Aug. 17 and 18 respectively. 
9 months ago
Wildfires in Maui have killed at least 55 people, displaced thousands and demolished many homes Bur...
Alexandrea Bonilla

Local Hawaiian shaved ice shack looking to help Maui residents

A local Hawaiian shaved ice shack will be raising funds on Saturday to donate to families impacted by the Maui wildfires.
9 months ago