Evacuations in Arizona as San Rafael Fire grows

The San Rafael Fire in Santa Cruz County, Arizona quickly grew to 10,000 acres on Sunday, May 8, and the National Weather Service said dangerous fire weather would continue through at least Wednesday. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said Sunday that evacuations were underway for homes ahead of the fire. The forest … Read more

Deadly Siberian Wildfires Destroy Hundreds of Buildings, Authorities Say

Firefighters worked to contain deadly wildfires in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, on May 7, after deaths, hospitalizations and hundreds of damaged buildings triggered a state of emergency in the region. Images released by EMERCOM, the Russian Federation’s Emergency Situations Ministry, show burned buildings and other damage caused by wildfires in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia. Russian … Read more

Deadly Siberian Wildfires Destroy Hundreds of Buildings, Authorities Say

Firefighters worked to contain deadly wildfires in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, on May 7, after deaths, hospitalizations and hundreds of damaged buildings triggered a state of emergency in the region. Images released by EMERCOM, the Russian Federation’s Emergency Situations Ministry, show burned buildings and other damage caused by wildfires in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia. Russian … Read more

Unprecedented Gusts Expected to Fan New Mexico Wildfires

Weather conditions described as potentially historic were present in New Mexico on Saturday (May 7) and for the next several days as hundreds of firefighters and a fleet of planes and helicopters worked feverishly to reinforce lines around the largest fire burning in the USA Many families have already been left homeless and thousands of … Read more

Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fires grow to more than 165,000 acres amid evacuations

The Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak fires burning west of Las Vegas, New Mexico, reached 165,276 acres (approximately 258 square miles) on Thursday, May 5, after forcing evacuations in San Miguel and Mora counties. The fires have displaced more than 6,000 people, mostly in San Miguel and Mora counties, Las Vegas Optic said on May … Read more

Biden Approves New Mexico Wildfire Disaster Declaration

US President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration for New Mexico on May 4, unlocking federal funds to help fight the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon wildfires. Footage recorded by Brandie Lee RenterĂ­a shows a large plume of white smoke rising from the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon wildfires outside Las Vegas, New Mexico, on … Read more

Biden Approves New Mexico Wildfire Disaster Declaration

US President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration for New Mexico on May 4, unlocking federal funds to help fight the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon wildfires. Footage recorded by Brandie Lee RenterĂ­a shows a large plume of white smoke rising from the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon wildfires outside Las Vegas, New Mexico, on … Read more

Satellite detects flames and smoke rising from wildfires in New Mexico

A NOAA satellite captured flames and plumes of smoke rising from wildfires in New Mexico on May 3. Images captured by NOAA’s GOES West satellite show smoke rising from the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon and Cooks Peak fires in northeastern New Mexico. NOAA wrote that the GOES West satellite had “detected pyrocumulus plumes” forming from the … Read more

Satellite detects flames and smoke rising from wildfires in New Mexico

A NOAA satellite captured flames and plumes of smoke rising from wildfires in New Mexico on May 3. Images captured by NOAA’s GOES West satellite show smoke rising from the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon and Cooks Peak fires in northeastern New Mexico. NOAA wrote that the GOES West satellite had “detected pyrocumulus plumes” forming from the … Read more

Crews Battle Burglar Fire in Arizona’s Yavapai County

More than 740 crew members were battling a 14-square-mile wildfire burning south of Prescott in central Arizona as of Thursday, April 28, fire officials said. The Crooks Fire, which officials said was “burning continuous, thick, dry, dead, and fallen fuels in very rough terrain” of the Prescott National Forest, was exacerbated by “erratic” winds that … Read more