Tag Archives: Brush Fire

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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Crews Fight Brush Fire Along California Coast

Over 150 acres Santa Barbara County     SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Winds spread a brush fire over more than 150 acres (61 hectares) along the south Santa Barbara County coast Thursday amid a spell of hot and dry ...

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California Brush Fire Burns Over 200 Acres

Helicopter used in Santa Barbara County fire     SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Winds spread a brush fire over 200 acres (81 hectares) on the south Santa Barbara County coast early Thursday amid a spell of hot and dry ...

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12-Year Old Severely Burned in Maine Brush Fire

Burns to face, neck, and chest     EDDINGTON, Maine (AP) — A 12-year-old girl was severely burned when her clothes caught fire while brush was being burned in her yard, officials said. The girl, who suffered burns to her ...

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Brush Fires Pop Up in Several Northeast States

Hiking prohibited in the Hudson Highland State Park Preserve     FISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Brush fires are popping up early in several Northeastern states after a relatively warm and dry winter. Fire officials have asked residents in states including ...

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Firefighters Battle Several Brush Fires in New Hampshire

Cause of fires is under investigation     EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Firefighters fought brush fires in several New Hampshire towns, including one fire that came within feet of a home. Andre Baillargeon, an office administrator at the fire department ...

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Fire Blackens Thousands of Acres in Nebraska

Crop-duster used to drop water     NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Crews and vehicles from 14 departments and a crop-dusting plane kept a brush fire from destroying any structures or injuring anyone in western Nebraska’s Lincoln County, authorities said. ...

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‘Gopher Bomb’ Likely Cause of California Brush Fire

Seven acres burned in Contra Costa County     BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A bomb used to get rid of gophers may have started a brush fire in a Northern California suburb, authorities told the East Bay Times. The fire ...

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No Lost Structures in Anchorage Brush Fire

Temporary evacuations for fire near Anchorage     ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Firefighters from Oregon and Alaska continue to work a wildfire that sent a large plume of smoke over Alaska’s largest city. The fire was at 30 percent contained ...

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Fire Causes Temporary Evacuations in Alaska’s Largest City

Fire was 80 percent contained within two hours     ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A fast-moving brush fire caused some temporary evacuations Tuesday in Alaska’s largest city. The fire created a large plume of smoke those rose over Anchorage and ...

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