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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.


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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

The Arizona Republic

Yarnell Hill Fire survivor appointed to board

The surviving member of an Arizona firefighting crew who nearly all perished in the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire will serve on a board that will oversee creation of a memorial.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Yarnell, AZ, Fire

Mercer Island Reporter

On the front line of a stubborn wildfire

Through a series of interesting circumstances, I found myself sitting in a military Humvee-ambulance on the black zone of the Carlton Complex Fire.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Omak, WA, Okanogan, WA

The Fresno Bee

Bass Lake evacuation order lifted at Madera County wildfire

Madera County lifted an evacuation order Tuesday for residents near Fawn Point Lane in Bass Lake after fire crews began to gain on a wildfire that threatened the community.


Related Topix: Bass Lake, CA, Madera County, CA, Natural Disasters, Fire

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

West Tisbury firemen quicklydoused brush fire on BeatenPath

West Tisbury volunteer fireman Bruce Haynes sprayed foam to extinguish the remnants of a brush fire that broke out in a wooded area on Beaten Path in West Tisbury Tuesday.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, West Tisbury, MA

Los Angeles Times

NASA image shows north-south disparity of wildfires in California

A recent image captured by NASA's Aqua satellite provides a stark reminder of how Northern California continues to grapple with a series of a wildfires, many of them sparked by lightning, while the southern part of the state enjoys relative calm.


Related Topix: California, NASA, Natural Disasters, Fire, San Diego County, CA

WCHS-TV Charleston

WV Firefighter Shares Story Of Assisting CA Fire Crews On Wildfire

Ona , Kanawha County , West Virginia 20 local firefighters are back home in West Virginia after being called out to fight a massive wildfire in northern California.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Ona, WV, Kanawha County, WV


Fire evacuations lifted near Gold Rush-era town

Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents of some 200 homes, as crews make good progress against a wildfire burning near the Northern California town of Weaverville.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters

Google Earth Blog

Using Google Earth and goats to combat wildfires.

We have brought you many stories in the past involving Google Earth and wildfire.


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