Hawaii Gov. Josh Green
Hawaii Gov. Josh Green delivers remarks as President Joe Biden listens during a visit to an area devastated by wildfires in Lahaina, Hawaii on August 21, 2023. (Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty Images)

Hawaii to deploy upgraded wildfire sensors after Maui fires

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green said his state is the first in the nation to deploy a new type of wildfire sensor that includes solar power.
wildfire in Washington state
A makeshift fire truck puts water on a wildfire, which is part of the Okanogan Complex, as it burns through brush on August 22, 2015 near Omak, Washington. (Stephen Brashear / Getty Images)

Washington state pilots AI-powered wildfire detection system

A wildfire detection pilot program powered by artificial intelligence is helping Washington state respond more quickly to fires.
An Arvada firefighter walks back to the firetruck as a fast moving wildfire swept through the area in the Centennial Heights neighborhood of Louisville, Colorado on Dec. 30, 2021. (Marc Piscotty / Getty Images)

Colorado considers using AI to spot wildfire smoke

State lawmakers are advancing plans to launch a $2 million pilot program that would use artificial intelligence to detect wildfires.