Fire Trap
Fewer Wildfires This Year But They’re Hitting Populated Areas
October 24, 2019

Fewer Wildfires This Year But They’re Hitting Populated Areas

Half as many acres have burned from wildfire in 2019 compared to this time last year, but fires are threatening increasingly populated areas.

Parts Of California Still Can't Use Alerts In Wildfires
October 11, 2019

Parts Of California Still Can't Use Alerts In Wildfires

Pockets of California are unable to send warnings using the only system able to reach all cellphones during a wildfire.

Interactive: What it's like to be trapped in a megafire
June 18, 2019

Interactive: What it's like to be trapped in a megafire

Within hours, residents and tourists in Gatlinburg, Tenn., found themselves surrounded by smoke and flames.

A Newsy investigation finds emergency alerts lacking in wildfires
June 18, 2019

A Newsy investigation finds emergency alerts lacking in wildfires

A Newsy analysis found almost 1 in 3 counties at heightened wildfire risk are unable or unwilling to use FEMA’s emergency alert system.

Fire Trap: The Failure To Alert During Deadly Wildfires (Trailer)
June 10, 2019

Fire Trap: The Failure To Alert During Deadly Wildfires (Trailer)

A Newsy investigation finds counties unable or unwilling to use a national warning system during wildfires.