You can see California's Colby wildfire from space
January 20, 2014, 1 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
The rare winter fire was likely started when three men tossed pieces of paper onto fire when a gust of wind blew the embers everywhere.
Why Australia's wildfires are so bad
October 23, 2013, 10:46 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
A weak but windy cold front, mountainous terrain and huge pyrocumulus clouds are making it difficult to get the over 50 fires under control.
Are eucalyptus trees to blame for Australia's wildfires?
October 22, 2013, 9:57 a.m. by Marc Lallanilla, LiveScience
Fallen eucalyptus leaves create dense carpets of flammable leaves and tree bark which only add fuel to the fires.
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.