Firenadoes are spinning columns of smoke and fire, caused by wind interacting with the blaze itself---a complex mix of fire and fluid dynamics. The post How the Blue Cut Blaze Spawns Those Insane Firenadoes appeared first on WIRED.
The Forest Service has to fork over most of its budget to battle increasingly intense blazes, leaving little left for prevention and restoration. The post A Cash-Strapped Forest Service Faces Its Most Epic Fire Season Ever appeared first on WIRED.
Drought, sudden oak death, and bark beetle are turning the Golden State's forests into kindling. The post Even Indoor Kids Should Worry About California's 30 Million Dead Trees appeared first on WIRED.
In addition to the city it consumed to earn its name, the Fort McMurray fire has burned forest over 500,000 hectares of land across northern Alberta. The post In Case You Forgot, Canada's Massive Fort McMurray Fire Is Still Burning appeared first on WIRED.
Fort McMurray is a city in what firefighters call the Wildland Urban Interface, a crazy complex landscape for firefighters. The post The Insane Challenges of Fighting Alberta's Inferno appeared first on WIRED.
The whole west is freckled with fires, and firefighters are anxious that the money we're throwing at these fires is growing short.
The post All These Fires Are Burning Through Firefighters’ Budgets appeared first on WIRED.