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  • Monster wildfires have become the new normal

    Monster wildfires have become the new normal

    Wildfires cannot be entirely prevented by logging or anything else, but small-scale prescribed burns can help make them less destructive.

  • Fire fight: Forest Service explores chemical retardant hazards

    Fire fight: Forest Service explores chemical retardant hazards

    The Forest Service finally assesses the impacts of fire retardant chemicals, but never answers the question of how useful they really are.

  • What we don't admit about wildfire

    What we don't admit about wildfire

    The West's inevitable wildfires have a terrible beauty.

  • Some notable arson wildfire cases in the West

    Some notable arson wildfire cases in the West

    Brief descriptions of some notable arson wildfire cases in the West in the last 50 years.

  • The worst manmade wildfires

    Most Western wildfires today are caused by humans, either accidentally or deliberately.

  • The Fiery Touch

    The Fiery Touch

    Raymond Oyler is charged with murder and wildfire arson after five firefighters die in California's Esperanza Fire.

  • The San Francisco Peaks will never be the same

    The San Francisco Peaks will never be the same

    An abandoned campfire is apparently to blame for the inferno now consuming the mountains outside Flagstaff, Ariz.

  • Fighting fire and memories

    Fighting fire and memories

    A seasoned Forest Service firefighter remembers Colorado's South Canyon Fire and the lives lost in it 16 years ago.

  • Saving the U.S. Forest Service

    Saving the U.S. Forest Service

    Timothy Egan's new book, The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America, credits early firefighters for saving the Forest Service.

  • Legal pyro

    Legal pyro

    How Tahoe National Forest fire chief Jeanne Pincha-Tulley rose to the top rank of Forest Service disaster management.

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