National Interagency Fire Center

Feds Say Southwest, Northwest Could See Catastrophic WildfiresDespite a wet spring over much of the nation, the Obama administration warned Tuesday of potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, especially in the Southwest and Northwest.
Airborne Firefighting Training DelayedThe U.S. Forest Service and U.S. military's annual airborne firefighting training using air drops in Wyoming has been delayed to the end of the week because of high winds.
Hickenlooper: Governors Talk Regional Fire FleetColorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Tuesday there are initial talks with Western governors about sharing a regional aerial fleet to fight fires, although the idea is far from reality at the moment.
4 Military Air Tankers Moving From Colorado To ArizonaFour military firefighting planes are being moved to Arizona from Colorado.
As Wildfires Rage, Feds Cut Funding On PreventionAs the West battles one catastrophic wildfire after another, the federal government is spending less and less on its main program for preventing blazes in the first place.
Forest Service Fallout With Company Could Ground Air TankersSen. Mark Udall of Colorado called on the U.S. Forest Service on Friday to make certain that a contract dispute doesn't ground large air tankers used to fight wildfires.
Fort Carson Soldiers Train To Fight Wildfires More than 1,000 soldiers from Fort Carson are being trained to fight wildfires amid a deadly and destructive fire season in the West.
Colorado The Top Priority For Federal Wildfire OfficialsWildfires are roaring across Colorado and every resource the state has is in use. Coordinating the regional effort happens at the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center in Lakewood.
La Nina Weather Pattern Equals Higher Wildfire Risk This SummerThe National Interagency Fire Center said a strong La Nina weather pattern will mean a higher wildfire risk this summer in certain states.
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