100 Firefighters From Mexico Arrive In San Bernardino To Help Battle California WildfiresFirefighters from the Comisión Nacional Forestal, or CONAFOR, were welcomed by U.S. Forest Service officials at San Bernardino International Airport.
Forest Service Closes All 18 National Forests In California Due To 'Unprecedented And Historic Fire Conditions'All of California’s 18 national forests have been closed due to the “unprecedented and historic fire conditions” across the state, the U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday.
Applications Accepted Now For US Forest Service's 2020 Women-In-Wildfire Basic Training CampThe week-long training camp starts Nov. 16 and will be led by female firefighters with more than 60 years of combined experience.
US Forest Ends 40-Year Count Of Bald Eagles In San Bernardino National ForestBald eagles, which are the national bird of the United States of America and appears on its seal, had been delisted under the Endangered Species Act in 2007, but San Bernardino National Forest officials continued counting them with help from citizen watchers.
US Forest Service Hiring 1,500 For Temporary Jobs In 2020The jobs local to Southern California include positions on fire engines and hotshot crews.
Cranston Fire 57 Percent ContainedCrews made progress over the weekend on the Cranston Fire, the arson-sparked wildfire burning in the San Jacinto Mountains near the Riverside County community of Idyllwild. As of Sunday evening, the fire was 57 percent contained and had burned 13,130 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
11 Bald Eagles Spotted At Inland Empire LakesEleven bald eagles were spotted during an organized count at sites across Riverside and San Bernardino counties over the weekend.
Pentagon To Provide Soldiers To Assist Agencies With Brush Fires Burning Across Calif.The Pentagon is providing close to 200 active duty soldiers to assist local agencies battling nearly 20 wildfires burning across drought-stricken California.
Agencies Get Up To Speed On Latest Firefighting AircraftWith more frequent red flag alerts combined with Southern California's extreme drought conditions, state and federal agencies are getting up to speed on the latest firefighting aircraft.
7 Bald Eagles Spotted At 6 San Bernardino County LakesSeven bald eagles were spotted during an organized count at sites across San Bernardino County last weekend.
Federal Charges Expected For Rim Fire SuspectFederal officials are expected to file charges against the person they believe started the wildfire that raged through Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Foothills earlier this year.
Budget For Battling Wildfires Nearly Spent As California Enters Height Of Fire SeasonCalifornia is heading into the peak of fire season, however much of this year's federal money to battle wildfires has already been spent.
Mountain Fire 100 Percent ContainedThe Mountain Fire, which scorched 27,531 acres near Idyllwild since it broke out July 15, was fully contained Tuesday.
Mountain Fire 99 Percent ContainedThe Mountain Fire, which has burned 27,531 acres near Idyllwild since it broke out July 15, was 99 percent contained Monday afternoon.
Mountain Fire Caused By Electrical Equipment Failure On Private PropertyAn electrical equipment failure on private property caused the Mountain Fire, which has burned more than 27,500 acres in the Idyllwild area.