Category: Fire Truth

Fire Season Returns To “Old” Normal

October 2, 2019 — The latest statistics from the National Interagency Fire Center show that 2019 has seen a decrease in the total amount of wildfire activity across the United States compared to the past decade. As ofMore

Study: Owls Thrived After Rim Fire

January 31, 2019 — The 2013 Rim Fire burned more than 250,000 acres in Yosemite National Park and the adjacent Stanislaus National Forest, making it the largest fire ever recorded in the Sierra Nevada. It also burned muchMore

Forrest Trump

January 10, 2019 — You’ve probably already seen yesterday’s tweet from President Trump regarding FEMA funding for victims of California’s wildfires. But just in case, here is the original transcript: “Billions of dollars are sent to the StateMore

What If We Didn’t Fight Wildfires?

December 14, 2017 — What happens if forest fire ignitions are not suppressed? It’s a tough experiment to perform, but some old Forest Service data may help provide an answer. In 1923, the Forest Service published an analysisMore

Small-Town Newspaper Gets It Right

October 30, 2017 — A pitched battle is underway over how to interpret this summer’s wildfires on federal lands, which wafted thick layers of smoke into urbanized areas around the West. How that battle ends will have seriousMore

Activists Outline Science of Wildfires to Senate

October 20, 2017 — This has been a notable year for wildfires, with smoke clogging urban areas of the West and the federal government spending well over $2 billion trying to stop the flames. Homes—and lives—have been lost.More

Videos Show Aftermath of “Catastrophic” Wildfire

October 10, 2017 — On September 26, federal firefighting managers boarded a helicopter and embarked on a flyover of the Chetco Bar Fire in southwestern Oregon, which at one point this summer was considered the top-priority wildfire inMore