Author Archives: Bill Carey

Wildfires Burn Through West Virginia Counties

Cause has not been determined     SMOKE HOLE, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say wildfires in West Virginia have burned about 2,000 acres of forestland in Grant and Pendleton Counties. The West Virginia Natural Resources Police says the fires started ...

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Weather Shift Eases Oklahoma Wildfire Danger

Cooler temperatures and gentler winds     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say wind-whipped wildfires in northwestern Oklahoma that forced residents from their homes and destroyed two single-family residences were mostly contained Wednesday as cooler temperatures and gentler winds reduced ...

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Video: California Cave Fire

Wildfire began in the Los Padres National Forest   Global News – Fire ripped through brush and woodland on hills above the Californian city of Santa Barbara early on Tuesday, forcing residents to leave their homes, authorities said. Santa Barbara ...

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Rain May Douse California’s Cave Fire

Over 2,000 structures are threatened     By STEFANIE DAZIO and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are hoping rainy weather will douse a wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in the coastal foothills north of Los ...

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California Cave Fire Burns Over 4,000 Acres

Firefighters fight to save homes     By STEFANIE DAZIO and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Most of the thousands of people who fled a raging California wildfire in the mountains north of Santa Barbara were told ...

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Below-Ground Power Lines Disorganized Nationally

Experts look at vulnerability of overhead lines     By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Trees toppling onto above-ground power lines spark wildfires, more than 1,000 of them in the last decade in California alone. ...

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Fire Continues to Burn at North Carolina’s Cold Mountain

Wildfire continues despite weekend rain     ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are continuing to monitor a fire at North Carolina’s famed Cold Mountain. U.S. Forest Service officials said Sunday that a wildfire continues to burn at the iconic mountain ...

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Survivors Fear Smaller PG&E Payouts with Each Wildfire

“The more victims there are, the smaller the slices of the pie.”     By CATHY BUSSEWITZ Associated Press Lori Kennedy thought she was going to live a comfortable retirement in a modest home in wooded Magalia, California. But she ...

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Prescribed Burns Planned for New Mexico Counties

One project involves 1,000 acres     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal land managers are teaming up with the state Game and Fish Department to conduct a series of prescribed fires across hundreds of acres in three New Mexico counties. ...

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