Wildfires

John Lightbody.

Local Firefighter: Arizona Firefighters Knew What They Were Doing

John Lightbody of Walpole recalls how unpredictable and dangerous wildfires can be.

07/01/2013

Debris from the June 1, 2011 tornado that hit Massachusetts.

Areas Ravaged By Tornado More Susceptible To Brush Fires

About 800 acres of fire fuel: that’s what the Massachusetts chief fire warden calls the Brimfield State Forest these days, since last month’s tornado filled it with debris.

07/14/2011

The path of the EF-3 tornado across western and central Massachusetts from June 1 as photographed by a NASA satellite. (courtesy NASA)

Western Mass. Areas Hit By Tornadoes Face Greater Wildfire Threat

The tornadoes that ravaged parts of western Massachusetts are long gone but they are still posing a danger. The problem is the heightened risk of wildfires from trees downed by the twisters.

07/06/2011

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