Author Archives: Bill Carey

Crews Battle Wildfire Near Provo, Utah

Additional crews are being brought in     SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — Crews are battling a wildfire that started near a residential area but is burning grass and uphill away from homes east and north of Springville while growing on ...

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Montana, Oregon Wildfires Prompt Evacuations

Several in Montana did not heed warning     By AMY BETH HANSON and SARAH ZIMMERMAN Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hundreds of Montana residents who fled their homes because of a four-day wildfire were allowed back Tuesday to ...

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Trial Ordered for Man Charged in Utah 2017 Wildfire

Fire destroyed 13 homes and cost nearly $40 million     PROVO, Utah (AP) — A man charged with reckless burning that sparked a massive 2017 wildfire in southern Utah was ordered Tuesday to stand trial. Judge James Brady ruled ...

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Tennessee Offers Federal Wildfire Prevention Grants

Application period runs from Aug. 5 to Sept. 20     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is providing access to federal grant programs to help communities and volunteer fire departments become better equipped for wildfires. The state Department of Agriculture ...

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Firefighter Injured Battling Mile Post 97 Wildfire

Firefighter was struck by debris     CANYONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A firefighter battling a large blaze in southwestern Oregon was injured when he was struck by rolling debris. Authorities say the firefighter was transported early Monday to a medical ...

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Firefighters Work to Protect Homes North of Helena, Montana

Residents of 400 homes have been evacuated     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Firefighters are working to protect homes in the path of a suspected human-caused fire north of Helena. The fire, which started at mid-day Friday, had burned nearly ...

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Crews Near Containment of Nevada Wildfire

Wildfire began after a lightning strike     LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. (AP) — Firefighters say they’ve mostly contained a wildfire burning in short grass and brush on a rugged mountain east of Lake Mead. Fire officials report ...

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CAL FIRE Firefighter Dies After Training Hike

Young firefighter suffered a medical emergency during training     FOX 5 San Diego DE LUZ, Calif. (FOX 5 San Diego) – A Cal Fire firefighter died Monday after suffering a serious medical emergency while on a training hike with ...

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Southern California Wildfire Burns One Home

Homeowner criticizes firefighting efforts     CHINO HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Aircraft are dropping water and retardant on a wildfire that has burned at least one home in Southern California. Scott Mclean with the state’s Department of Forestry and Fire ...

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Over 300 Firefighters Battle Western Montana Wildfire

Fire has increased the demand for aviation fuel and materials     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — More than 300 firefighters battled three blazes in western Montana on Sunday, and Gov. Steve Bullock declared a state of emergency to allow truck ...

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