wildfires

Business, Safety, Logistics

Lumber Surges Anew as Canada Wildfires Snarl Shipments

Timber logs stacked at a sawmill in Canada. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News) Timber logs stacked at a sawmill in Canada. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News)

Lumber futures rose the most in more than a year on concern that wildfires in western Canada will reduce supply and spur more curtailments at sawmills.

Marcy Nicholson | Bloomberg News
July 21, 2021
Business, Logistics

Wildfire Threat Halts Some CN Rail Traffic Again

A Canadian National Railway locomotive A Canadian National Railway locomotive. (Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg News)

Canadian National Railway Co. told its customers on July 14 that it’s temporarily suspending operations in parts of British Columbia due to wildfires, the latest snarl to rail traffic in the region after recent track damage left thousands of cars idled.

July 14, 2021
Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

‘Fragile’ Jet Fuel Supply Chain Could Ground Firefighting Aircraft

A DC-10 air tanker drops fire retardant A DC-10 air tanker drops retardant while battling the Salt Fire near the Lakehead community of Unincorporated Shasta County, Calif. (Noah Berger/Associated Press)

BOISE, Idaho — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious wildfire season, potentially endangering surrounding communities.

Keith Ridler | Associated Press
July 13, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Thousands of Railcars Stuck After Canadian Wildfires

Rail cars sit as wildfires burn near Lytton, British Columbia, on July 2. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News) Rail cars sit as wildfires burn near Lytton, British Columbia, on July 2. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News)

Thousands of railcars loaded with grain are idled in the Vancouver corridor after Western Canadian wildfires damaged two main lines, while repairs enable a small but rising number to reach the country’s biggest port.

Marcy Nicholson | Bloomberg News
July 8, 2021
Government, Safety

FHWA Issues Emergency Funding for Fire-Ravaged States

California wildfire The August Complex Fire burns near Lake Pillsbury in the Mendocino National Forest, Calif., on Sept. 16, 2020. (Noah Berger/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration has directed funding to assist with repairing infrastructure that has been damaged by wildfires in Oregon and California.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

I-5 Reopens With Restrictions in Fire-Ravaged California

A truck drives next to the Delta Fire burning on I-5 A tractor-trailer drives next to the Delta Fire burning on Interstate 5 near Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif. (Ben Newburn/U.S. Forest Service via Associated Press)

An extended stretch of Interstate 5 in Shasta County has reopened with restrictions after five days of closure caused by the raging Delta Fire, which has ignited big rigs and cars, injured at least one person and consumed more than 49,000 acres as of Sept. 10, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Michael McGough | Sacramento Bee
September 11, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

California Wildfire Forces Truckers to Abandon Rigs on Highway

Delta Fire burning in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif. Delta Fire burning in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif. (Noah Berger/AP)

REDDING, Calif. — An explosive wildfire that closed down dozens of miles of a major California freeway nearly tripled in size overnight, just weeks after a nearby blaze that left neighborhoods in ruins and killed eight people, officials said Sept. 6.

September 6, 2018
Business

I-15 Reopens in Both Directions Amid Spreading California Wildfire

After being shut for 36 hours because of the Bluecut wildfire that has been engulfing part of the area around San Bernadino, Interstate 15 southbound reopened at 10:45 A.M. on Aug. 18.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
August 18, 2016