Author Archives: Bill Carey

Tatanka Hotshots Crew Video

South Dakota hotshots     Charred N. Gray – Thanks fellas. Be safe this year. See you around. Thumb wrestling vid courtesy of Lolo. I don’t own the rights to any of the music. The Black Hills National Forest is ...

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California Regulators Order Inquiry into Power Outages

“Is this a safe place to live?”     By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators opened a formal investigation Wednesday into preemptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state in October, drawing ...

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Lone Peak Hotshots 2019 Video

A look at the fire season     Shayne Ward – Our 2019 season summed up in a short video. Follow us on Facebook @LonePeakHotshots for pictures, videos, updates, and hiring opportunities.

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Utility Ordered to Pay $360M for Southern California Wildfires

Southern California Edison pays to settle lawsuits     By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Edison has agreed to pay $360 million to local governments to settle lawsuits over deadly wildfires sparked by its equipment ...

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Tennessee Creates Strike Team for Prescribed Burns

Grant helps state with forest management     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forestry officials in Tennessee say a strike team is being created to perform prescribed burning on public and private forest land in the Cumberland Plateau. Tennessee Division of ...

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Death Toll Rises in Australian Wildfires

Body found in burned area near Kempsey     SYDNEY (AP) — The death toll for wildfires raging across Australia’s most populous state has risen to four as authorities warned Thursday of worsening weather conditions to come. A body was ...

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Wildfires Continue to Rage Across Australia

“We are not out the woods by any means,”     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Scores of wildfires continued to rage across vast tracts of Australia’s drought-stricken east coast on Wednesday, forcing hundreds of residents ...

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Winds Fan Fires in Australia’s Most Populous State

Catastrophic fire warning for Sydney     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ferocious wildfires were burning at emergency-level intensity across Australia’s most populous state and into Sydney’s suburbs on Tuesday as authorities warned most people in ...

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A Look Back: Woolsey Fire Rescue

A look back at a wildfire rescue     The video was recorded Nov. 9 as LAFD Air Operations pilots David Nordquist and Joel Smith battled the Woolsey Fire, which was raging through the Santa Monica Mountains toward Malibu. Video: ...

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Australian Wildfires Cause Cancellation of World Rally Championship

Safety of the more than 1,000 people involved considered     COFFS HARBOUR, Australia (AP) — The final round of the World Rally Championship has been cancelled because of concerns over destructive wildfires near the venue in the northeast of ...

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