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Firefighters working hard to protect homes in Greenville when extreme weather conditions resulted in aggressive fire behavior.

CA College Lecturer Held After String of Arsons Near Dixie Fire

The California professor suspected in a string of arsons near the 500,000-acre Dixie Fire was ordered to remain in jail as a flight risk.

Report: California Governor Overstated Fire Prevention Work

The governor's office declined to comment on the investigation, and state fire officials took responsibility for Newsom sharing inaccurate information. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection had not “done our job in educating the public, nor the governor's office” on how to communicate about the efforts, Chief Tom Porter said.

U.S. Wildfire Officials See Increasing Demand for Firefighters

The National Interagency Fire Center said Tuesday that it’s the second earliest it reached what it calls preparedness level 4 on the 1-5 scale since 1990.

Arizona Feels Brunt of Wildfire Activity Across the U.S. West

Dozens of wildfires were burning in hot, dry conditions across the U.S. West, including a blaze touched off by lightning that was moving toward northern Arizona's largest city.

Montana Firefighting Aircraft Grounded after Helicopter Crash

The helicopter that crashed was one of two the agency deployed to help fight the fire near Townsend, which has burned 7 square miles and destroyed a house, a cabin and 6 outbuildings.

Report: California Encourages Rebuilding in Fire-Prone Areas

State and local policies emphasize retrofitting existing homes and ensuring homes have defensible space and communities have evacuation plans.

Vallfirest Tactical Unit 1

A multi-functional module designed to handle any type of wildland fire emergency.

Wildfires Smolder Across Drought-Stricken Southwest

A wildfire in Arizona that had neighboring New Mexico breathing in smoke was one of several blazes scorching the drought-stricken Southwest, signaling what could be a devastating summer.

The Brand-New Vallfirest Tactical Unit

More than a fire truck with great off-road performance, the Tactical Unit module is a revolutionary asset that can be used to implement a number of attack strategies adapted to the various scenarios that can occur in a wildland operation.
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NFPA and Verisk Collaborate to Promote Importance of Community Wildfire Risk Mitigation

Verisk will leverage the data from the NFPA Firewise USA® recognition program to develop property-level analytics insurers can use to refine their underwriting.

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