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Lawsuit: Arizona Mismanaged Deadly Wildfire

Dozens of property owners in central Arizona are suing the state, saying it failed miserably in its management of a wildfire that killed 19 Hotshots. The lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court seeks unspecified damages for emotional distress, property …

Wildfire Threatens Homes in New Mexico

Firefighters are bracing for another day of hot, dry and windy conditions as they battle a fast-moving wildfire in New Mexico. The Assayii Lake Fire blackened more than 19 square miles in less than two days while making its way …

California Wildfire Evacuations Lifted, as Containment Rises

Evacuation orders were lifted Monday evening after firefighters made significant progress containing 50 percent of a smoky mountain wildfire west of a lake near Bakersfield, officials said. The blaze has destroyed three houses, damaged another and forced hundreds to flee …

Risky Flood Zone Yielded by Oak Creek Fire in Arizona

A risky flood zone has been created in the aftermath of a wildfire that burned around northern Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon, a report from forest officials said. According to experts, runoff and erosion from the Slide Fire could occur at …

Colorado Governor Signs Law Giving $18M to 2012 Fire Victims

Victims of a 2012 Colorado wildfire started by the state will receive about $18 million in liability payments with a bill that’s been signed into law. The legislation signed into law Friday by Gov. John Hickenlooper identifies nearly two dozen …

One Year Later Insurance Losses From Black Forest Fire $420.5M

A year after the massive Black Forest Fire stuck Colorado, insured losses are now estimated at $420.5 million, according estimates released by the to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association on Thursday. The Black Forest community in El Paso County …

Understanding Wildfire Risk: A Closer Look at the Wildland-Urban Interface

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. More than 21,500 fires have burned nearly 700,000 acres so far in 2014 (as of May 29, 2014), and these fires have been caused by both lightning strikes and more …

California Wildfire Zone Treated to Calmer Weather

Weather looks to be friendlier for firefighters today as they hope to fully contain a Central California wildfire that led to the destruction of two homes. Some 50 residents were allowed to return to their homes Wednesday night, two days …

Cause of Arizona Wildfire Under Investigation

A team of investigators from the U.S. Forest Service’s law enforcement wing worked Tuesday to determine the cause of an Arizona wildfire between Flagstaff and Sedona, relying in part on dozens of tips from callers. Coconino National Forest spokesman Brady …

Central California Blaze Exceeds 1,300 Acres

Firefighters worked to fight a Central California foothills fire late Tuesday, attacking a blaze that had grown to 1,300 acres in two days. Officials urged some residents east of Lake McClure in Mariposa County to leave their homes, as fire …