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23 min ago | The Chronicle Herald

New fire truck announced as grass fire season approaches

Brent Denny, deputy fire chief for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, said last year fire crews were kept busy with about 1,500 grass fires.

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2 hrs ago | KHGI

Nebraska Joins Fire Compact, NEMA Assistant Director Named as Administrator

Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a bill that will have Nebraska join forces with Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas in fighting wildfires.

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2 hrs ago | The Baxter Bulletin

Man seriously burned after falling into brush fire

A man was injured Friday afternoon when he reportedly fell into a brush fire at a home on Sequoyah Drive in rural Mountain Home.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Mountain Home, AR, Medicine, Baxter Regional Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

6 hrs ago | ABC15.com

Brewer signs bill limiting autopsy photo access

House Bill 2225 was sponsored by Rep. Karen Fann of Prescott. She proposed the bill after the Yavapai County Medical Examiner and the sheriff's office refused to release photos of the autopsies of 19 firefighters killed in June fighting the Yarnell Hill fire.

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10 hrs ago | KOLN-TV Lincoln

Fire Started by Firemen Becomes Out of Control Grass Fire.

On Thursday, Clatonia Fire Department crews started a controlled burn on Conservation Reserve Program Land near SW 56th and Hwy 41. Firefighters at the scene said, Thursday's fire got out of the containment area, jumped a fence line and burned a couple of acres more than intended.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Clatonia, NE, Hallam, NE

14 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

Fire breaks out at Seneca Creek State Park

Sky 9 is at the scene of a brush fire at Seneca Creek State Park. The fire is near the Chick-a-Dee Play area and PEPCO right-of-way off of The fire was near the Chick-a-Dee Play area and PEPCO right-of-way off of Clopper Road.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Williams Lake Tribune

Wildfire season is upon us

Since April 1 Cariboo Fire Centre crews have responded to 19 wildfires, and almost all of them were due to careless fire use and were human caused.

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ThinkProgress

After Dry Winter In California, Preparations Begin For Harsh Wildfire Season

National Forest Service crew members work to restore terrain that was bulldozed for a firebreak in the battle against Rim Fire near Tuolumne City, California in September, 2013 It's been a long, dry winter for California, with record-low snowpack and ideal wildfire conditions to show for it.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Tuolumne City, CA, Weather, Drought, US News, Liberal Political News

Newswise

More, Bigger Wildfires Burning Western U.S.

A new study showing a 30-year trend of worsening wildfires in the western United States was led by Philip Dennison, a geographer at the University of Utah.

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Related Topix: University of Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Nebraska, Fire

Shelter Island Reporter

Downed wire starts grass fire

JULIE LANE PHOTO Scorched earth.Wind knocked down this wire on Belvedere Road off Nostrand Parkway resulting in a small grass fire Tuesday afternoon.

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Ananova

William And Kate Meet Oz Bushfire Victims

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent their first full day in Australia sightseeing as well as meeting victims of last year's devastating bushfires.

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KKTV

Black Forest Fire Board Eliminates Paid Fire Fighters From Station 2

Snow and rain will continue to taper from north. Main roads should stay just wet overnight and through early Thursday.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Royal couple visit wildfire-affected Aussie town

Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have visited a town ravaged by wildfires in the mountains west of Sydney as they continue their tour of Australia.

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The Press-Enterprise

Cajon Pass: Wildfire reported beside I-15

A quarter-acre brush fire is burning in the center divider of Interstate 15 in upper Cajon Pass, fire crews say.

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KXLY-TV Spokane

Idaho sues timber company over N. Idaho wildfire

Idaho officials have filed a lawsuit against a timber company and its contractor contending they're responsible for a wildfire that killed a 20-year-old Forest Service firefighter and burned more than 300 acres in northern Idaho.

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St. Cloud Times

Brush fire spreads to barnBrush fire spreads to barnFirefighters were ...

Brush fire spreads to barn on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/04/16/brush-fire-spreads-barn/7769849/ Avon and Albany firefighters were called to a barn fire Tuesday in Collegeville Township that started when a brush fire got out control, the Stearns County Sheriff's Office said.

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Global Voices Online

Chile: Forest Fire Causes Death and Destruction in Valparaiso

UPDATE: According to Chilean newspaper El Mercurio [es], on the evening of Monday, April 14, the flames have left 15 dead, 11,000 homeless, 1,140 acres consumed by the fire, and over 2,500 homes burned, according to the authorities' evaluation.

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Foster's Daily Democrat

Motorist charged after truck strikes utility boxes, starts brush fire

A Rochester man drove through an intersection on Route 108 late Monday and crashed into two utility boxes, which burst into flames and started a small brush fire, police said.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

Brush fire destroys sheds, causes $75K of damage

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A brush fire in Alexandria spread and destroyed sheds on Monday evening, say Fairfax County Fire and Rescue officials.

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SPACE.com

Chilean Port City Fire Seen from Space

What looks like a wisp of smoke on a new satellite image is actually the largest fire in the history of Valparaiso, Chile.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Chile, World News, Natural Disasters, Fire, Black Forest, CO, Colorado Springs, CO

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