Why Wildfire Evacuations Are So Hard to Plan

Why Wildfire Evacuations Are So Hard to Plan

Tens of thousands of people around the world have been evacuated this summer because of wildfires. Fires are burning in Portugal and Italy and Greece and Spain and France (and California and Alaska and Texas). And yet, when it comes to things like planning evacuations, best practices don’t really exist—there’s no book to consult, no … Read more

Over 40 aircraft resources across the nation help Texas contain wildfires

Over 40 aircraft resources across the nation help Texas contain wildfires

BRAZOS VALLEY, Texas — We’re seeing more Texas wildfires, and as they grow larger, they are getting even harder to contain with dry conditions. Texas A&M Forest Service shares how this is an ongoing battle as aviation resources are being used to aid our firefighters. “We have had aircraft in the state of Texas for … Read more

Washburn Fire Update with Tentative Reopening for South Entrance to Yosemite

Washburn Fire Update with Tentative Reopening for South Entrance to Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Washburn Fire has been burning since July 7th, 2022, in Yosemite National Park (YNP) near the Mariposa Grove. The fire is currently 4,856 acres and 58% contained. There is 1330 total staff on the fire. Wawona Road (continuation of Highway 41 into Yosemite) between the South Entrance and Yosemite Valley will tentatively … Read more