National Stories That Made Headlines In 2017Destructive natural disasters and powerful men behaving badly are just some of the biggest national news stories of 2017. Here's what else happened this year.
Local Firefighters Join Fight Against Canadian WildfiresA contingent of firefighters from Massachusetts is joining the battle against raging wildfires in British Columbia.
Local Firefighter: Arizona Firefighters Knew What They Were DoingJohn Lightbody of Walpole recalls how unpredictable and dangerous wildfires can be.
Areas Ravaged By Tornado More Susceptible To Brush FiresAbout 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.
Western Mass. Areas Hit By Tornadoes Face Greater Wildfire ThreatThe 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.