Tag Archives: California

Utah Firefighters Remember Battalion Chief Killed in Wildfire

Burchett was struck by a tree while fighting the Mendocino Complex fire     By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Utah firefighter Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to ...

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Utah Firefighter Killed Fighting Mendocino Complex Fire

Six firefighters have died in California wildfires     LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Utah firefighter has died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history. Authorities say the man died Monday night at a hospital after he ...

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Containment Grows Around Holy Fire

Holy Fire containment increases to 29 percent     By MARCIA SANCHEZ and AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters made significant progress trying to tamp down a wildfire that threatened homes and has been raging ...

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California Crews Scramble to Keep Homes Safe

Over 1,000 firefighters working in Southern California     By RINGO H.W. CHIU and AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — More than 1,000 firefighters battled Friday to keep a growing Southern California forest fire feeding on ...

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Texas Native Pilots 747 Supertanker

Valdez began firefighting as a teen     FORT WORTH (FOX4 News) – A Fort Worth man is helping out by flying above the flames of the historic California wildfires. Marcos Valdez has been in California piloting a 747 jet ...

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Firefighters Hope to Gain Ground on California Wildfires

Crews work to make progress before winds return     By RINGO H.W. CHIU and AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Aircraft turned hillsides red with retardant as homeowners wet their houses with garden hoses in ...

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Fires Grow Closer to California Homes

Over 20,000 more evacuated in Southern California     By AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — An intentionally set wildfire grew perilously close to homes in Southern California on Thursday as evacuation orders expanded to more than ...

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CAL Fire Mechanic Killed in Crash

Heavy Equipment Mechanic was assigned to the Carr Fire     REDDING, Calif. (KGO) – Cal Fire officials confirmed a firefighter assigned to battle the Carr Fire burning in Shasta County was killed in a traffic accident. Cal Fire released ...

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14,000 Firefighters Battle California Wildfires

Inmates to foreigners join the fight to contain wildfires     By JONATHAN J. COOPER and PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press UKIAH, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state’s ...

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California Faces 18 Blazes in Worst Wildfire Season

Largest fire nearly the size of Los Angeles     LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it’s only one ...

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