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Artificial intelligence tapped to fight Western wildfires

Lockheed Martin Space is working to generate on-the-ground conditions more quickly to predict a fire’s path

As drought and wind plague Southwest Colorado, one family finds too much water

Creeks and rivers are rising fast from snowmelt, creating hazardous conditions

Fire-ravaged New Mexico villages cling to faith, ‘querencia’

Eileen Celestina Garcia raced down the mountain that overlooks her parents’ ranch home in northern New Mexico where friends and family have gathered for decades and where she has sat countl...

N.M. governor to the feds: Stop igniting prescribed burns in windy, dry conditions

Hermits Peak Fire was set April 6 and quickly grew out of control because of ‘unexpected erratic winds in the late afternoon’

Animas City Mountain prescribed burn delayed

Dry and windy weather will likely postpone the preventive measures until at least fall

Bulldozers, aircraft used to fight fire near New Mexico city

More than 1,000 firefighters backed by bulldozers and aircraft battled the largest active wildfire in the U.S. on Saturday after strong winds pushed it across some containment lines and clos...

La Plata County holds large-scale drill to prepare for eventual wildfire

Multiday simulation includes mock evacuations of hospital, subdivisions

Gusty winds, dryness could fan spring wildfires again

ALBUQUERQUE – More of the dry, windy weather that helped fan rare spring wildfires from New Mexico to Nebraska is expected to threaten the progress that firefighters have made in controlling...

Added crews making progress on Midwest, Southwest fires

OMAHA, Neb. – Beefed up fire crews made major progress on a large prairie fire burning near the Nebraska-Kansas line on Tuesday and lighter winds allowed firefighters to keep flames from adv...

‘Fire weather watch’ issued for much of Southwest Colorado

Air quality could decline as smoke drifts this way from Arizona and New Mexico

Wildfires tear across several states, driven by high winds

OMAHA, Neb. – Firefighters across the country are battling growing wildfires as tinder-dry conditions and high winds whip up flames from Arizona to Florida — including a wildfire in rural so...

Peak Colorado wildfire season may start earlier and last longer

Projections suggest peak of the fire season will start in mid-May