Wildfire timeline

  • Montecito Tea Fire occurs

    The Montecito Tea Fire is a wildfire that began on November 13, 2008, destroying 210 homes in the cities of Montecito and Santa Barbara, California... Read more

  • The Jesusita Fire in Santa Barbara occurs

    The Jesusita Fire was a wildfire that began at approximately 1:45 PM on May 5, 2009 in the hills of Santa Barbara, California. The fire burned... Read more

  • Fourmile Canyon Fire

    The Fourmile Canyon fire west of Boulder so far has resulted in $217 million in insurance claims, making it the costliest wildfire in Colorado... Read more

  • Wallow Fire Begins

    Since May 29, when the fire began, efforts to contain it have failed due to high heat and strong winds, at times up to 35 mph, that carried flames... Read more

  • Wallow Fire Officially Largest in Arizona History

    The bad news: Arizona’s Wallow wildfire is now the state’s largest-ever. The good news: Firefighters got some control over it yesterday, and it is... Read more

  • Deadly Wildfires Rage Across Central Texas

    One of the most devastating wildfire outbreaks in Texas history left more than 1,000 homes in ruins Tuesday and stretched the state's firefighting... Read more