Wildfire burn scars worsen Colorado flooding
September 12, 2013, 12:32 p.m. by Douglas Main, LiveScience
A lack of plants and undergrowth -- burned away by fires -- allows rain to run off the ground as if it were a sheet of metal.
How we fight wildfires
September 9, 2013, 10:17 a.m. by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Drones, satellites, computer models and good old fashioned water help experts battle intense blazes.
Giant sequoia trees threatened by Yosemite fire
August 27, 2013, 11:24 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
While giant sequoias have evolved to withstand frequent forest fires, the current wildfire is spreading from the treetops, posing a new challenge.
Yosemite fire nears San Francisco water source
August 26, 2013, 9:18 a.m.
Video: The huge wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park is about 7 percent contained. Park officials say it's approaching the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, the source of San Francisco's drinking water. City officials say the water quality is good.
Is this a movie set or just firefighting practice?
July 29, 2013, 12 p.m. by Photo Blog
A team of Air Force firefighters don shiny heat-resistant gear to extinguish burning jet fuel during a training exercise.
Wildfires in subarctic's boreal forests on the rise
July 23, 2013, 1:39 p.m. by Joseph Castro, LiveScience
Charcoal from the Yukon Flats of Alaska provides a glimpse into the region's wildfire history and how its vegetation has recovered.
Watch: Farmer races to save his crop from creeping wildfire
July 10, 2013, 11:43 a.m. by Shea Gunther
Check out the mad dash of this heroic farmer carving out a firebreak with his tractor to stave off a spreading wildfire.
How the West was burned: Deadly wildfires sweep through U.S.
July 8, 2013, 2:10 p.m. by Photo Blog
Massive wildfires in Arizona, Colorado and Nevada burn thousands of acres and kill dozens of people, leaving nothing behind but scorched earth and broken hearts.
19 firefighters killed in fast-moving Arizona blaze
July 1, 2013, 9:21 a.m.
Video: Fanned by hot winds, a deadly blaze exploded out of control on Sunday in Arizona, overtaking 19 firefighters, 18 of them from the same elite Prescott, Ariz., Granite Mountain Hotshots team.