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Abandoned Campfire Causes Wildfire North of Tucson

Wildfire burned over 161,000 acres     TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An abandoned campfire ignited a wildfire this week on Mount Lemmon in southern Arizona while fire restrictions were in effect, forest service officials said. The fire started Thursday about ...

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Outdoor Burning Ban in Alabama Over Air Quality

Ban in 12 counties     MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is banning outdoor burning in a dozen of its 67 counties to protect air quality. The order, which includes the state’s most populated counties, covers areas that have a ...

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Arizona East Desert Fire 100% Contained

Wildfire is believed to be human-caused     CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — A brush fire that threatened dozens of homes and caused temporary evacuations is now 100% contained. The fire burned a little over 2 square miles (6 square ...

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Smoker Loses Joint, Causes Maine Field Fire

Man lost his joint when he fell     COOPER, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who was smoking marijuana while mowing a field is being blamed for starting a wildfire. The man lost his footing, fell down and lost ...

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Wildfire Forces Evacuation of 150 Homes in Small Arizona Town

At least 55 acres burning in Bagdad     BAGDAD, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire in the small town of Bagdad forced the evacuations of 150 homes Thursday and authorities said crews were trying to contain the 55-acre fire by ...

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Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Idaho Forest Project

Brebner Flat Project to lessen wildfire severity seen as impacting grizzly bears     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 18-square-mile (47-square-kilometer) forest project approved by the U.S. Forest Service in northern Idaho harms wildlife, two ...

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Regulators: Attacking Email Delays PG&E Bankruptcy Vote

Wildfire survivor criticized plan during mandated quiet period     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California power regulators unexpectedly delayed a key vote Thursday on Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan for getting out of bankruptcy ...

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Forest Fire Consumes Hundreds of Acres in New Jersey

Over 750 acres burned in Camden County     WINSLOW, N.J. (AP) — A forest fire that has consumed more than 750 acres in southern New Jersey continued to burn Wednesday, though authorities said it was not posing a threat ...

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Containment Increases Around Arizona’s East Desert Fire

Fire is believed to be human caused     PHOENIX (AP) — A wind-whipped brush fire that grew to more than 2 square miles (6 square kilometers) was 70 % contained by Tuesday afternoon and authorities were getting ready to ...

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Containment of Wildfire Near Phoenix at 50%

The latest on the East Desert Fire     CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters have managed to contain much of a big wildfire near Phoenix that was burning across 2 square miles (6 square kilometers) and prompted the evacuation ...

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