embers News

New Mexico Governor Seeks More US Aid for Wildfire Response

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor is asking for additional federal assistance to respond to wildfires burning across the state’s north, including one that is the second-largest in the state’s history and that officials estimate has destroyed hundreds …

New Mexico Wildfire Advances in Rocky Mountains Foothills

The largest wildfire burning in the United States was heading toward mountain resort towns in northern New Mexico on Wednesday, prompting officials to issue another set of warnings for more people to prepare to evacuate as the fast-moving fire picks …

Gusty Winds Fan Big Rocky Mountain and Sierra Nevada Wildfires

CreplaceENNE, Wyo. — Two big Rocky Mountain wildfires flared up again Monday as dry, gusty winds blew embers past areas where firefighters had been making progress. Firefighters at the Mullen Fire on the Wyoming-Colorado line and the Cameron Peak Fire …

Easing Fires Not as Simple as Climate Change vs. Forest Work

SALEM, Ore. — Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states’ Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from becoming more frequent and destructive, but scientists and others on the front lines say it’s not as …

Australia Wildfires Trigger Exodus as Navy Joins Rescue Effort

Australia’s navy rushed to rescue thousands of holiday-makers from a wildfire-ravaged coastal community while many more struggled to escape endangered towns by road before extreme weather triggers fresh infernos in the nation’s southeast. Eight people have been killed in the …

Oregon State Researcher Studies Wildfire Embers

An Oregon State University professor is using federal funds to conduct research on how embers form and spread during devastating wildfires. Assistant professor David Blunck’s team is testing variables such as temperature, wind speed, timber species and branch diameter to …