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2 hrs ago |

Northwest wildfires: New blaze flares, threatening homes in Washington state

After several days of crews snuffing new fires as soon as they ignited, one flared and grew in the past 24 hours, threatening homes in Washington state.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, John Day, OR

7 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

Grass fire on I-40 eastbound between mm 85, 86Grass fire on I-40...

Firefighters are responding to a report of a grass fire along Interstate 40 eastbound between mile markers 85 and 86. Traffic may be slow in the area.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire

11 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

14 hrs ago | The Osoyoos Times

Great teamwork cited by Anarchist Mountain fire chief for bringing brush fire quickly under control

Members of the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department fill a water reservoir as they work to contain a wildfire on the mountain on Thursday afternoon.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters

18 hrs ago | CBC News

Forest fire destroys Moraine Point Lodge on Great Slave Lake

Fire crews conduct controlled burns along Highway 3 between Behchoko and Fort Providence, N.W.T., earlier this summer.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Canada

22 hrs ago |

Man Accused of Setting Wildfires Waives Charges

A Cherry Tree man accused of setting two wildfires in Burnside Borough waived his right to a preliminary hearing during Centralized Court on Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.


Related Topix: Cherry Tree, PA, Clearfield County, PA, Natural Disasters, Fire, Punxsutawney, PA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Western wildfire crew returns home to West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Tired and worn out a 20-member firefighting crew returned to West Virginia Thursday after a 14-day tour of duty fighting a wildfire in northern California.


Related Topix: Morgantown, WV, Natural Disasters, Fire


Brush Fire In Irwindale

Firefighters are battling a fire that has burned two acres of brush in the 15000 block of East Foothill Boulevard in Irwindale, between the San Gabriel River and North Irwindale Avenue near the Santa Fe Dam, says Inspector Rick Flores of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.


Related Topix: Fire, Irwindale, CA, Natural Disasters, Los Angeles County, CA

32 DNR staff members sent for wildfire suppression efforts

Employees from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources decided to help in the fire suppression efforts as blazes travel through Oregon, Idaho and Washington State.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire

The Daily Star

Wildfire threatening Chouf cedars reserve

BEIRUT: Civil Defense fire brigades, assisted by municipality workers and residents, are struggling to extinguish a fire that broke out in the vicinity of millennia-old cedar trees in Maaser al-Chouf, southeast of Beirut, Thursday.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Lebanon, Natural Disasters, Fire

Local TV Station KTVZ

Group claims climate change fueling costly wildfires

As firefighters continue to battle wildfires around the West, a group of scientists is claiming that climate change is fueling the costly blazes and the costs of fighting them.


Related Topix: Activism, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Weather, Natural Disasters, Fire

Colorado Daily

Boulder County, Front Range, see quiet fire season a " so far

Tall, thick grass lines the Lichen Loop trail at Heil Valley Ranch near Boulder.


Related Topix: Boulder, CO, Weather, Natural Disasters, Fire, Agriculture, Science

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Globe and Mail

13-year-old girl accused of starting California wildfire is fit to stand trial, judge says

Firefighters extinguish a fire burning in a downed tree on the approach to Taylor Mountain a day after the Junction fire swept across Highway 41 in Oakhurst, Calif.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Oakhurst, CA


8 Homes Destroyed by Kern County Wildfire

Authorities say a wildfire north of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain has destroyed eight homes and is threatening more than a thousand others.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Kern County, CA, Fire, Lake Isabella, CA

Cybercast News Service

Colorado buys fire-spotting planes to battle fires

Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks, deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of blazes quicker after the first sighting of smoke with the aim of beginning suppression efforts faster.


Related Topix: Fire, Black Forest, CO, Natural Disasters, El Paso County, CO


Wildfire Burns Near Yosemite National Park, Prompts Evacuation Of Thousands

A wildfire burning near Yosemite park has forced the evacuation of thousands of people, destroyed buildings, and has closed a road leading into the park.


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


Vista brush fire destroys car

Firefighters were able to knock down a small brush fire early Wednesday morning, but not before it destroyed a car in Vista.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters


Fire crews get new gear just in time for fall wildfire season

New wildfire-fighting gear has arrived in Horry County. Fire Station No. 27 in Aynor was the first to get the gear and began to test it out on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Horry County, SC, Aynor, SC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Brandon Sun

Some residents evacuated by wildfire near Yosemite allowed to go home as crews gain upper hand

Smoke rises from a fire in Wofford Heights, Calif, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. The fire in Wofford Heights near Lake Isabella has grown to about slightly more than 1 square mile, or 800 acres, the U.S. Forest Service said.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wofford Heights, CA, Lake Isabella, CA, California

WLNE-TV Providence

Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, US News, Natural Disasters, Fire