U.S. Forest Service

Howe Ridge Fire Initial Response

The fire grew from 20 acres to an estimated 2,500 acres overnight     National Park Service, Intermountain Regional Office Lakewood, CO – Today, the National Park Service (NPS) released a video documenting the first 36 hours of the Howe ...

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Smokey Bear Turns 75

Anniversary comes as scientists warn the world’s forests are vulnerable amid climate change     CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — There will be 75 candles on his birthday cake and Smokey Bear still hopes none of them start a forest fire. ...

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Ceremony Marks 70th Anniversary of Deadly Mann Gulch Fire

13 firefighters were killed on August 5, 1949 in a Montana wildfire     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Officials are marking the 70th anniversary of a tragic blaze north of Helena that killed 13 firefighters and prompted the U.S. Forest ...

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Smokejumpers, Hotshots Urge Montana Senator to Change Federal Classification

Legislation could change the name back to firefighters     Dennis Bragg, MTN News/KRTV.com MISSOULA (KRTV) – Experienced wildland firefighters tell Sen. Steve Daines they never expected to “get rich” by “sleeping in the dirt” and putting their lives at ...

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U.S. Attempt to Improve Wildland Firefighter Shelters Fails

Decrease in number of deployments annually led to decision to keep current model     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An effort to develop a better fire shelter following the deaths of 19 wildland firefighters in ...

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Aerial Firefighting Training in Redding, CA

USFS and CAL FIRE team up for training     Stephanie Schmieding, ActionNewsNow REDDING, Calif. (ActionNewsNow) – Starting Monday, firefighters will learn how to supervise air attacks during a training in Redding. The U.S. Forest Service is teaming up with ...

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