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An extreme fire danger sign is pictured outside of the Prescott Fire Station 1 on July 2, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. (credit: Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Budget Cuts Slice Tens Of Millions Of Dollars From Funds For Battling Wildfires

This year’s across-the-board budget cuts are slicing tens of millions of dollars from the federal government’s funds for battling wildfires, reductions that have meant fewer firefighters and could cause agencies to dip into other programs designed to prevent future blazes.

07/03/2013

Flames erupt atop a ridge near Horsetooth Reservoir on June 11, 2012 near Laporte, Colo. (credit: Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Obama To Tour Scene Of Devastating Colorado Wildfires Friday

The White House says President Barack Obama will tour the scene of devastating wildfires in Colorado on Friday, and thank firefighters battling some of the worst fires to hit the American West in decades.

06/27/2012