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Wildfire threat grows as Florida drought gets steadily worse 

By CURT ANDERSON The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The threat of wildfires is growing in Florida over the coming weeks as more than half the state is experiencing severe to extreme drought conditions likely to persist until rainy season…

Colorado wildfire burns over 1,200 acres, homes evacuated

By Sarah Rumpf | Fox News A wind-whipped wildfire in Colorado has spread across more than 1,286 acres across terrain, forcing evacuations of at least 100 homes and putting others on notice. As of Saturday afternoon, the fire was about 25% contained, the Teller County…

Embraer C-390 Completes Flight Tests for Firefighting Missions

The C-390’s firefighting system is capable of deploying up to 3,000 gallons of water, both with and without fire retardant. Airplane manufacturer Embraer has completed flight tests on its C – 390 Millennium military turbofan aircraft aimed at adding firefighting capabilities.…