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10 Die On Florida Interstate Due To Wildfire/Fog Conditions

This is hard to understand. The Florida Highway Patrol had closed the road earlier in the evening because of a combination of fog and smoke from a wildfire that had been burning for days. The smallish fire had burned a total of 65 acres by Sunday morning.  According to numerous news accounts motorists piled one […]

Reno, Carson City Nevada Area Wildfire, 10,000 Evacuated, 50% Contained

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Updated reports indicate 26 occupied dwellings have been destroyed. Reno, like much of the west has not seen precipitation for almost six weeks.

Inmate Firefighter Collapses/Dies On Training Hike in Central California

An inmate firefighter assigned to Cuesta Fire Camp, located at the California Men’s Colony, died while taking part in a County/Cal Fire training program at Camp San Luis Obispo.Cal Fire Capt. Jane Schmitz said the inmate collapsed while hiking on the military base shortly after 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.

Reno Wildfire Destroys 20 Homes, Thousands Evacuated

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Lightning Strikes Spark Fires in Sierras

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Early morning air to ground lighting has ignited 40 new fires in the Southern Sierra Nevada’s and Tehachapi’s in Kern County

Texas Fires Situation Report

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Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 22 new fires for 7,544 acres, including 10 new large fires. In the past seven days Texas Forest Service has responded to 181 fires for 118,413 acres.

Bastrop Texas Wildfire

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The Bastrop County Complex Fire has consumed more than 25,000 acres and claimed an estimated 476 homes or structures since yesterday

Small Aircraft Crash Ignites the 'Canyon Fire'

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One death related to the crash of a small plane in the mountains southeast of the City of Tehachapi has been confirmed.

'Motor Fire' Hitting on all Cylinders

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There could not be a less hospitable spot for a major wildfire than the Merced River Canyon near Yosemite National Park.

Cal Fire To Impose $150 Fee Per Inhabitable Structure in Response Zones

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Cal Fire, California’s elite wildland firefighting force is set to charge homeowners within their area of responsibility $145. It’s being called a “fire prevention fee” and the bill will create a Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund.

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