Photo of a fire near Clear Range, south of the Australian capital, Canberra

Wildfire Creates State of Emergency in Australian Capital

CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian capital region declared a state of emergency on Friday because of an out-of-control forest fire burning erratically to its south. “The state of emergency sets a clear expectation for our community that we need you to be ...
Photo of firefighters monitoring backfire in Ladoga, CA

California’s Worsening Wildfires, Explained

If it seems that wildfires are burning nearly all the time these days, that there’s no longer a definable fire season in California, you’re right. Fourteen of the 20 most destructive fires in state history have...
Photo of a firefighter spraying the remains of a vehicle

What Happens When the Next Big Wildfire Hits?

Don’t be fooled by the precipitation, the snowpack, the wildflowers. When winter ends, it’s unlikely that California’s iconic landscape will sustain the moisture to withstand the 100-degree summer and fall. ...
Photo of first responders holding the flag at the Los Angeles Rams game

Rams Honor Firefighters, Police for Recent Heroic Actions

LOS ANGELES — After having the toughest two weeks of his firefighting career, Ken Roberts spent his first night off at one of the NFL's most anticipated games of the season. "The past couple weeks as a firefighter is the toughest I have experienced. To have...