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PG&E Bankruptcy Plan Wins Support of Wildfire Victims

PG&E still must get its plan approved by the judge supervising its case     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan for getting out of bankruptcy has won overwhelming support from ...

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New Mexico Forecasters Warn of Critical Fire Weather

Chances for dry thunderstorms increase     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Weather forecasters are warning of record heat that is setting the stage for critical fire weather this week. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque says chances for dry thunderstorms ...

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Hundreds Evacuated as Brush Fire Threatens Homes Near Phoenix

As many as 150 homes evacuated     PHOENIX (AP) — A brush fire that quickly spread to span about 2.3 square miles (6 square kilometers) in the desert hills north of Phoenix early Monday was threatening the town of ...

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Rivals Join Forces to Fight Wildfire on Cyprus

Hundreds of acres are burned and dozens of people are evacuated     NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Two aircraft dispatched by Cyprus’ internationally recognized government for the first time helped to fight a wildfire in the breakaway north of the ...

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Pandemic Stands to Complicate Colorado Wildfire Season

Some community, somewhere, is going to draw the unlucky card     By JONATHAN ROMEO The Durango Herald DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — As if Southwest Colorado’s extreme drought wasn’t enough to raise concerns about a potentially destructive wildfire season, the ...

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Florida Wildfire Destroys 30 Structures

At least seven homes destroyed     NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — At least seven homes and 23 other structures have been destroyed by a massive wildfire that continues to burn in southwest Florida, officials said. Greater Naples Fire Rescue District ...

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New Mexico National Forest to Impose Fire Restrictions

Fire managers are implementing measures in response to COVID-19 to keep firefighters safe     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three forests in northern New Mexico will be implementing fire restrictions next week to reduce the risk of human-caused fires. Forest ...

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Coronado National Forest Sets Restrictions to Prevent Fires

All six national forests in Arizona set restrictions     TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Another national forest in Arizona is tightening restrictions on various activities to help prevent human-caused wildfires. All six national forests in Arizona in April prohibited campfires ...

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LODD Anniversary: Career Federal Fire Fighter Dies from Injuries Sustained at Arizona Prescribed Burn

Remember the fallen with lessons learned     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program On May 14, 2003, a career federal fire fighter (the victim) was severely burned while working at a prescribed burn operation. The prescribed burn ...

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