The move affects more than 16,000 firefighters and comes as much of the West braces for a difficult wildfire season.
Unlike hurricanes and tropical storms, whose storm names are determined by a central authority, naming wildfires are left up to the fire unit, incident commander, or dispatch center in the jurisdiction where the fire began.
Evacuations have displaced thousands of residents from rural villages with Spanish-colonial roots and high poverty rates.
Red flag warnings of critical fire conditions were issued by the National Weather Service in eight states.
The majority of Texas is experiencing drought, and more than half is experiencing extreme or exceptional drought conditions. Burn bans are across the state. But maybe crops on the Moon can help our Texas farmers.
Several large wildfires burning in Texas continue to rapidly grow and spread, prompting one county to declare a disaster and evacuate residents being threatened by the flames.
A massive fire, called the "Coastal Fire," engulfed more than a dozen multimillion-dollar mansions near the Laguna Hills area in Orange County.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is asking President Joe Biden to declare a disaster as firefighters scramble to clear brush, build fire lines and spray water to keep the largest blaze burning in the U.S. from destroying more homes.
Is the Houston sky looking a bit hazy? Each spring, farmers in Mexico and parts of Central America burn their fields, and the wind can carry that smoke into Texas.
The American Lung Association's annual report says there were more days with unhealthy air quality last year than in the 20-year history of the report, due to wildfires.
Houston is under a rare Red Flag Warning on Wednesday afternoon due to very dry air and gust winds expected from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Here's what that means.
There's an extreme risk of other fires breaking out across the southern High Plains on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Officials said the so-called NCAR Fire has burned more than 120 acres but the combination of dry brush and winds could cause the blaze to continue to grow.
A wildfire has burned more than 11,000 acres in Hood and Erath counties and is only 20% contained. But the Texas A&M Forest Service said firefighters have stopped its forward progress.
While a storm system bringing much-needed rain to Texas may help firefighters battle the wildfires scorching parts of the state, forecasters say strong winds are also expected.
Texans can report damage to homes and businesses using the Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool (iSTAT) damage survey.
The Eastland complex fire continues to burn thousands of acres, as multiple agencies across the state try to put out flames.
An Eastland County deputy died while trying to help people evacuate from the wildfires that are still raging.
Low humidity and gusty winds fueled multiple wildfires Friday in Texas, burning homes and other structures and prompting evacuations of hundreds of homes in small communities.
As wildfires become more common, a Montana company, that fights fires from the sky, is spending its winter in Texas getting ready for this year's fire season.