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Californian in Australia Shares Advice from Paradise Fire

2018 wildfire killed 85 people     SOMERVILLE Australia (AP) — An American living in Australia who has endured wildfires on both continents is sharing heartfelt messages of hope and advice for those who have fled their homes Down Under. ...

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Judge Rules Tennessee Wildfire Survivors Can Sue National Park Service

2016 Gatlinburg wildfire killed over a dozen people     GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Survivors of a historically deadly Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people can sue the National Park Service for failing to warn them of the danger, a ...

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U.S. Sends More Firefighters to Australia

Another 100 to join 159 in country     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials said Tuesday they’re planning to send at least another 100 firefighters to Australia to join 159 already in the country ...

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Home Defense No Match for Australian Wildfire

Steel frame was no match for flames     By NICK PERRY Associated Press BALMORAL, Australia (AP) — With flames climbing as high as a 15-story building and menacing his supposedly fireproof home on three sides, Justin Kam ran to ...

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Australian Prime Minister’s Leadership Criticized During Wildfires

Critics argue he should take some of the feedback to heart     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — As his country burned, Australia’s prime minister was cursed and jeered out of a town, called an “idiot,” ...

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Storms Bring Relief and Danger to Australian Wildfires

Fire crisis in southeast Australia has destroyed 2,000 homes     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Thunderstorms and showers brought some relief for firefighters battling deadly wildfires across Australia’s drought-parched east coast on Wednesday, but also ...

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California to Examine Wildfire Blackout Effects on Communication

FCC says up to 27% of Sonoma County’s wireless cell sites were offline during the Kincade Fire     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the nation’s largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall ...

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Australian Crews Race to Contain Wildfires

Across New South Wales, 130 fires were still burning on Tuesday By NICK PERRY and KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press BALMORAL, Australia (AP) — Bolstered by cooler weather and desperately needed rain, exhausted firefighters in Australia raced to shore up defenses ...

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Backpacking a Water Supply in the Wildland Urban Interface

When you have to bring water and you can’t drive in     Firefighters and fire crews working in the wildland urban interface sometimes are not able to take motorized vehicles into an area where fire needs to be extinguished ...

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Australia to Pay ‘Whatever it Takes’ to Fight Wildfires

Nationwide at least 25 people have been killed     By NICK PERRY and KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s government said Monday it was willing to pay “whatever it takes” to help communities recover from deadly wildfires ...

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