Hotshot Crew News
Forest Service Doubles Fleet of Large Firefighting Planes
The U.S. Forest Service is putting seven more large airtankers into the skies in an effort to double down in the fight against an "above-normal" fire season, two years after an ABC News investigation found the aging firefighting fleet was struggling to protect American homes and lives. The
California Wildfires Wreak Havoc, Force Thousands to Evacuate
Two massive wildfires raged out of control in California, destroying buildings, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, and injuring four firefighters. The Valley fire in Lake County, about 100 miles north of San Francisco, grew to 62.5 square miles (40,000 acres) Sunday morning, according
Arizona Firefighters' Last Heart-wrenching Moments
Newly released video shows the chaos surrounding the deaths of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
Firefighting Effort Moves to Arizona as Wildfires Rage Near Campgrounds
Near Sedona, Arizona's iconic red rocks, a wildfire -- 0 percent contained -- continued to char some of America's most gorgeous landscape, causing tourists to be turned away before the Memorial Day weekend. "We were fortunate enough to stay at a hotel," said Brandon Roberts of Phoenix, who was
Investigative Unit 2013: Yarnell Fire Sole Survivor Speaks
[As 2013 comes to a close, the ABC News Brian Ross Investigative Unit looks back on its major projects over the last year.] The deaths of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters in June drew attention to wildland firefighting in ways only tragedy can. Investigations and lawsuits immediately began
Arizona Wildfire: Granite Mountain Hotshots' Last Stand
Final moments of brave Granite Mountain hotshot firefighters who lost their final battle.
Mother of Fallen Yarnell Hill Firefighter Files Claim Seeking $36 Million
Notice of Claim says Authorities were Negligent and Tried to 'Whitewash' 19 Deaths.
Deaths of Granite Mountain Hotshots Exposes Fight Over Airtankers
The tragedy of the Granite Mountain Hotshots has renewed attention to the dwindling federal resources to fight a growing number of forest fires, even though an independent investigation found no one to blame in the deaths of 19 Arizona wildland firefighters last June. It will never be known if
Radio Problems Cited in Deaths of 19 Firefighters
Report on the Arizona Blaze Tragedy Details a 30-Minute Communications Blackout
ABC News Investigates Aging Firefighting Air Fleet
We all watch the nation's firefighters and recognize their courage but are they getting the help they need for one of the most dangerous jobs in america? Abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross tonight on the men and women on the fire lines and whether someone is letting them down.