PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island residents shouldn't be alarmed if they spot fire on Dutch Island within the next month or so.
The state Department of Environmental Management is scheduled to conduct a one-day controlled burn on the 85-acre island, a state property located in Narragansett Bay between Jamestown and North Kingstown, within 30 to 45 days depending on weather and fuel conditions.
LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental officials are fighting fire with fire, using so-called “controlled burns” to reduce the risk of future wildfires by burning pine needles, dead leaves and other dry underbrush.
GEORGIA, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont State Police Bomb Squad on Tuesday disposed of 30 sticks of aging dynamite that were creating a potentially hazardous condition in the town of Georgia.
The bomb squad had been notified by members of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that a licensed individual on Oakland Station Road was in possession of the degraded explosives.
CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa. (AP) — A wooden roller coaster built more than eight decades ago that was the centerpiece of a northwestern Pennsylvania amusement park is no more, but officials say it wasn't destroyed by a fire at the park last week.
CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa. (AP) — A fire at a northwestern Pennsylvania amusement park has damaged a wooden roller coaster built more than eight decades ago.
WICU-TV says reports from Conneaut Lake Park late Tuesday afternoon indicated that a controlled burn near the carousel got out of hand.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For decades, the U.S. Forest Service’s practice of putting out wildfires was a huge success. But the policy backfired, setting the stage for the massive destructive wildfires that have flared with increasing regularity across the West.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Initial testing has shown the presence of lead in debris samples collected following the controlled burn of a house during a firefighter training exercise in southern Indiana.
SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS, Calif. (AP) — Buzzing chainsaws are interrupted by the frequent crash of breaking branches as crews fell towering trees and clear tangled brush in the densely forested Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco...
BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce growing death tolls from blazes in
BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce growing death tolls from increasingly severe blazes in California and across the U...
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities carried out a controlled burn Sunday at a chemical plant damaged by Harvey, sending small flames and gray smoke into the sky, after saying the highly unstable compounds that had caused previous explosions needed to be neutralized...
With weather conditions finally conducive for outdoor activity, Madison residents could see smoke all over the city this weekend, considering the number of burn permits issued.
The Madison Fire Department said on Friday that 44 active burn permits have been issued so far this spring, for natural lawn and prairie burns within the city.
Small brush fires can turn deadly. Following the recent death of a Madison man, a local fire chief wants to remind people of unexpected dangers a small fire can create. Harry Chadwell, 89, died on Feb.
As the seasons move from winter to spring we usually see an uptick in the number of calls for local firefighters to extinguish fires that either got out of control or had the potential to spread. A recent increase in brush and grass fire calls are the result of people burning dead foliage to clear fields for planting crops or just simply to clean up property.
State authorities have determined what sparked a more than 100-acre wildfire and several others in Colleton County on Thursday.
The blaze, which burned 116.5 acres near Bazzle Road north of Cottageville, and as four smaller fires were caused by controlled burns, according to the S.C.
The Saline County Commission will discuss the open-burn policy at its regular meeting starting a 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Room 209 of the City-County Building.
According to Emergency Management Director Hannah Stambaugh, Saline County had more than 2,000 controlled burns in 2015.