Tag Archives: Wildfires

Private firefighters and five-star inns: how the rich sit out wildfires

Record-breaking US wildfires are fueling a cottage industry of boutique services and numerous are happy to pay the price With record-breaking wildfires engraving up the American west this summer, firefighters have become the rarest of civil servants: the kind almost universally lauded as heroes. Buttress dropped into California’s firefight from as far away as Australia … Read More

As climate change worsens wildfires, smokejumpers pushed glows from the sky

Drier wintertimes, warmer outpourings and hotter summertimes stir wildfires even wilder. These nobility firefighters extinguish small-scale volleys before they grow into monsters The alarm resonated and in a blink the basi thrummed with task. Smokejumpers grabbed helmets, donned kevlar clothings, tested radios and strapped on parachutes. A loudspeaker blasted Wagners Ride of the Valkyries. Final … Read More