The Knoxville News Sentinel is reporting that some 14,000 people have been displaced by fire raging around Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which has consumed over 15,000 acres of the Great Smoky Mountains. As of this writing seven lives have already been lost, and to give you an idea of how hot it’s burning out there, these…
After a wildfire invaded his neighborhood, Michael Luciano of Gatlinburg Tennessee hopped into his friend’s pickup and prayed that he and his buddy might somehow make it through the burning forest and down the mountain to safety. The video he recorded of their escape from Hell On Earth is a genuine nightmare.
Wildfires ravaging the oil fields around Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada have grown from 29 to over 330 square miles this week, triggering a provincial state of emergency and a mandatory mass-evacuation. Helicopters are taking point to scout routes while rescuers are escorting immense convoys of cars to safety.
Attention: inconsiderate man-baby drone enthusiasts everywhere—your aerial shot of an immense inferno should never, ever stand between firefighters and their ability to extinguish a fire. Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Times reports that some dronebag in California did just that.
KUSI San Diego news photographer Taylor Schuss got bombed by a DC-10 tanker that was being used to fight the wildfires near San Marcos, CA.
Wildfire continues to rage across much of the west, and the military has responded by dispatching tanker planes to help battle the blazes. This video shows an Air National Guard crew dropping chemical fire retardant over one of Colorado's wildfires with a C-130 Hercules.
Colorado has faced its worst wildfire season in history and three fires continue to rage: The High Park fire in Ft. Collins, the Flagstaff Fire in Boulder, and the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs.
Hot, dry, and windy: the key ingredients for wildfire. Colorado's Front Range has been no stranger to those elements and their deadly offspring this week as crack fire crews battle blazes in Ft. Collins, Boulder and Colorado Springs.
Amazingly, there have been no deaths in the wildfires that erupted on the outskirts of Athens, Greece. The only casualties so far have been automobiles, but we still weep. Can you help us identify the bodies below?
This just in: According to the video iReport of a man driving down Interstate 5 in San Diego county, the blazing wildfire just across the highway is indeed hot. The man was earlier told by law enforcement officers to evacuate the area, but evidently his sense of non-appointed iReporter duty called him onward to get a…