Tag Archives: California

USFA: California On-Duty Death

Engineer Cory Iverson died while fighting the Thomas Fire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Engineer Cory Iverson, 32, of CAL FIRE on December 14, 2017. Engineer Cory Iverson died while fighting the ...

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NY Air National Guard to Fight California Wildfires

Teams will use drone surveillance to capture up-to-the-minute information   ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is sending members of its Air National Guard to assist California in fighting damaging wildfires. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the deployment on ...

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California Wildfires Prompt Tougher Rules for Utilities

New state rules concentrate on areas of higher fire risk     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Devastating California wildfires this year — and expectations of more to come under the extremes of climate change — prompted regulators Thursday to toughen ...

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California to Set More Controlled Burns to Stop Wildfires

Goal for 2018 is to burn at least 31 square miles     CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more “controlled burns” to thin ...

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Fallen CAL FIRE Firefighter Identified

Engineer is the second wildfire fatality   (FOX 11)   SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — One of the thousands of firefighters battling a series of wildfires across Southern California has died, but authorities gave no hint of how. San Diego-based ...

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Firefighter Fatality Reported at California Wildfire

CAL FIRE confirms death of firefighter at Thomas Fire     SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth largest in ...

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Firefighters Wary Despite Gains Against California Wildfire

National Weather Service extended warnings through Friday     LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California firefighters contained part of the fifth-largest fire in the state’s history but warned coastal communities Wednesday that they’re still at risk if unpredictable winds whip ...

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Progress on Huge California Wildfire

Containment lines around one-quarter of fire     By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters finally eked out progress on the titanic task of cutting fire lines around one of the biggest blazes in California history. As ...

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Firefighters Struggle to Keep Flames from California Neighborhoods

Tens of thousands of people remain evacuated     By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fifth largest wildfire in California history expanded, ripping through dry brush atop a coastal ridge while crews struggled to keep flames ...

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Ash Falls Like Snow on California Community

Wildfire exploded in size again, becoming the fifth largest in state history     By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern ...

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