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Abandoned Campfire Causes Colorado Wildfire

Parsnip Fire was discovered on Monday     SILVERTHORNE, Colorado – The Sopris Sun reports that 15 firefighters and a helicopter contained the spread of a wildfire caused by an abandoned campfire in the White River National Forest. The Parsnip ...

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Hiring: Forestry Technician (Wildland Firefighter), Department of Interior, Arizona

Position closes on Dec.31, 2020   Duties Summary This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Superintendent, Colorado River Agency in Parker, Arizona. The purpose of this announcement is to fill a Wildland Firefighter (Forestry Technician), filled under ...

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Hundreds Evacuated from Florida Panhandle Wildfires

Multiple structures lost in one 2,000-acre fire     PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Wildfires raging in the Florida Panhandle have forced nearly 500 people to evacuate from their homes, authorities said. One wildfire that broke out Monday afternoon in Santa ...

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Three National Forests in Arizona Prohibit Recreational Shooting

Forests are experiencing an increase in drying trends     PHOENIX (AP) — Recreational shooting is being temporarily prohibited in three national forests in Arizona in a move that officials say is aimed at reducing the wildfire threat. The Southwestern ...

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NIFC: National Significant Wildfire Potential Outlook

May, June, July and August 2020     Predictive Services, National Interagency Fire Center The wildland fire potential forecasts included in this outlook represent the cumulative forecasts of the ten Geographic Area Predictive Services units and the National Predictive Services ...

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Addressing Wildfire Challenges with the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

Key framework for addressing wildland fire challenges     United States Fire Administration This Coffee Break Bulletin provides information on the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and how it helps local fire departments and residents in wildfire-prone regions to ...

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Wildfire Danger Remains High in Central Wisconsin

DNR responded to nearly 50 wildfires in the past week     MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning Sunday for 12 counties in central Wisconsin as ...

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PG&E to Purge Most of Board in Bankruptcy Fallout

PG&E’s choices for its future board will be closely scrutinized     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — PG&E Corp. will sweep out three quarters of its board of directors to start with a mostly clean ...

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Fire Danger High in Most North Dakota Counties

Many burns bans issued across the state     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Forest Service says the fire danger in most counties across the state is very high or high. The rating is a forecast of the ...

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Canadian Railway Pays $1.25M to Settle 2016 Minnesota Wildfire Damage

Skibo Fire burned nearly 1,000 acres     Canadian National Railway has paid $1.25 million to settle damage caused by a 2016 wildfire that burned national forest land in northeastern Minnesota, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The wildfire, known as the ...

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