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20 min ago | HeraldNet

Commentary / Suppression model broken: Congress needs to act on wildfires

Entering the final month of an intense wildfire season that has set the American West ablaze, with more than 17,000 wildfires across 2.3 million acres, Congress must recognize that its model for wildfire suppression is broken.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Okanogan County, WA, Pateros, WA, Opinion

4 hrs ago | KRCR

Northstate wildfire update August 29

The Coffee Fire is burning in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Total Acres : 6,258. Containment : 95%.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Happy Camp, CA, Seiad-Valley, CA, Yreka, CA

7 hrs ago | My Mother Lode

Air crews take on huge California wildfire set

Air crews aided by clear skies battled a series of wildfires threatening 250 homes in a Northern California forest, but firefighters were still struggling to surround the huge complex of blazes, fire officials said.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Klamath, CA, Happy Camp, CA

11 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

New wildfire burns 1,200 acres near Monument

A new wildfire spotted Friday afternoon has burned 1,200 to 1,500 acres nine miles south of the Grant County community of Monument, the Oregon Department of Forestry reported.


Related Topix: Monument, OR, Natural Disasters, Fire, Grant County, OR, John Day, OR

Fri Aug 29, 2014

My Mother Lode

Cal Fire Tuolumne County Fire Department Logo

Groveland, CA - Firefighters and Columbia Air Attack are heading to a vegetation fire in Groveland.


Related Topix: Fire, Groveland, CA, Tuolumne County, CA, Natural Disasters

CBC News

B.C. wildfires could set record for area burned

Fire crews make their way to the Chelaslie River fire in B.C.'s northwest, the largest fire burning in B.C. this season at 129,000 hectares B.C. could set a new record for the total amount of forest burned by wildfires this summer if the forecasts for a warm, dry fall are correct, say officials with B.C.'s Wildfire Management Branch.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Canada,


Man charged with murder in case of woman's body found burned

Reginald Pinckney is accused in the killing of 31-year-old Crystal Shavonne Sam.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters


Traffic Wreck Sparks Growing Brush Fire on Highway 152 East of Gilroy

A brush fire near the iconic Casa de Fruta on Highway 152 between Gilroy and Interstate 5 has now grown to 80 acres.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters


San Jose fire crews battle brush fire

San Jose fire crews responded to an apparent grass fire last night that was getting close to a building near Mineta San Jose International Airport.


Related Topix: Fire, San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Natural Disasters

Thu Aug 28, 2014


House destroyed in large grass fire and explosion

Investors are betting there's a lot of money to be made in disappearing photos. The Wall Street Journal reports investors are valuing social media app "Snapchat" at about $10 billion dollars.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Peabody, KS

Contra Costa Times

Fire burning near Casa de Fruta along Highway 152

A vegetation fire is burning along both sides of Highway 152 near Casa de Fruta, halting traffic just a day before the start of the Labor Day weekend.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Santa Clara County, CA

Agassiz Harrison Observer

Wildfire season will rank among B.C.'s worst

As of Thursday, fires had burned up more than 330,000 hectares across the province and are expected to soon surpass the 337,000 hectares destroyed in the 2010 fire season.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Canada,


Northern California wildfire forces evacuations

Officials say the blaze in the Klamath National Forest near the small logging and gold mining town of Happy Camp took off on Wednesday, fueled at least in part by winds that sent embers far ahead of the main blaze.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire

The Compass

Water bomber that crashed on lake during forest fire was overloaded, TSB report

A water bomber owned by the Newfoundland and Labrador government that crashed on Moosehead Lake last year took on too much water, which was a central cause in the plane failing to get airborne, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, North America, Canada, World News

KHQ-TV Spokane

Dog shot & killed by Spokane Valley deputy

A Spokane County deputy shot and killed a dog Wednesday afternoon in Spokane Valley after he said the dog attacked him.


Related Topix: Valley, WA, Spokane Valley, WA, Spokane County, WA, Deer Park, WA, Natural Disasters, Fire


Crews Battling Brush Fire on Harris Grade in North County

Firefighters were battling a two-alarm vegetation fire on the Harris Grade near Lompoc Wednesday afternoon, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Lompoc, CA, Santa Barbara County, CA

CBC News

Fire destroys N.W.T.'s only documented pine beetles

Mountain pine beetle have attacked more than 19 million hectares of forest in western Canada since the early 2000s.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Canada

Wed Aug 27, 2014


Wildfire near Tahoe closes part of Kingsbury Grade

A wildfire burning in the dry brush and timber near the south end of Lake Tahoe forced the Nevada Highway Patrol to close a stretch of the Kingsbury Grade on the Carson Valley side of the mountain.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Douglas County, NV

KREM-TV Spokane

Brush fire destroys Deer Park mobile home

A brush fire destroyed a mobile home north of Deer Park on Wednesday afternoon. Dispatchers confirmed that firefighters from the Department of Natural Resources and Fire District Four are on the scene near Bridges Road and Division.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Deer Park, WA

Nanaimo Daily News

Forest Service decides what to do with burned trees from massive wildfire near Yosemite

The U.S. Forest Service is expected to unveil its plan Wednesday for what to do with millions of trees killed one year ago in a massive California wildfire.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Yosemite National Park, CA