wildfire

A message of support

Support is available for those impacted by the Parley’s Canyon fire.


Up in smoke

U researchers have developed a method to better predict when wildfire smoke affects residents.


A town in the forest where buildings are burned down, trees are blackened ash, with smokey air.

Evacuating under dire wildfire scenarios

A study proposes a new framework for simulating dire scenarios, defined as when there is less time to evacuate an area from a wildfire than is required.


Photo of Demetrius Kourtides, a man in his 80s, leaning against a wall with partially shown 1912 carved into the outside of the building. He's wearing a black suit jacket with a blue tartan tie.

Humans of the U: Demetrius Kourtides

“To be honest with you, I just don’t like to be retired…I don’t like golf, I don’t go hunting…I wanted to do something different.”


Wildfire smoke trends worsening for Western U.S.

A new study shows how the timing and location of smoke impacts shift in August and September.


How outdoor pollution affects indoor air quality

Wildfire and firework smoke are more impactful to indoor air than inversions.


Know the risks of investing in forests

Use of forests to offset carbon emissions requires an understanding of the risks


‘Fire inversions’ lock smoke in valleys

U researchers show why fire inversions happen and offer new air quality prediction tools.


ESCAPING WILDFIRES

New study the first to map escape routes for wildland firefighters from the air


ROCKY MOUNTAIN HAZE

Study finds a link between drought and air quality in the western wilderness.