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Below-Ground Power Lines Disorganized Nationally

Experts look at vulnerability of overhead lines     By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Trees toppling onto above-ground power lines spark wildfires, more than 1,000 of them in the last decade in California alone. ...

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Fire Continues to Burn at North Carolina’s Cold Mountain

Wildfire continues despite weekend rain     ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are continuing to monitor a fire at North Carolina’s famed Cold Mountain. U.S. Forest Service officials said Sunday that a wildfire continues to burn at the iconic mountain ...

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Survivors Fear Smaller PG&E Payouts with Each Wildfire

“The more victims there are, the smaller the slices of the pie.”     By CATHY BUSSEWITZ Associated Press Lori Kennedy thought she was going to live a comfortable retirement in a modest home in wooded Magalia, California. But she ...

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Prescribed Burns Planned for New Mexico Counties

One project involves 1,000 acres     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal land managers are teaming up with the state Game and Fish Department to conduct a series of prescribed fires across hundreds of acres in three New Mexico counties. ...

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Conservationists Say Lake Tahoe Project Slows Wildfire Evacuation

11 hours on a single access road     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Conservationists trying to block expansion of the Lake Tahoe ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics say the developer is ...

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PG&E Restores Power to Thousands in California

PG&E began turning the lights back on Wednesday evening     By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric restored power Thursday to 120,000 people it intentionally blacked out to ease the risk of catastrophic ...

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Park Service Starts Prescribed Burns at Manassas Battlefield

Fires planned for about 75 acres     MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service has launched a series of controlled fires at Manassas National Battlefield. The park service says the burns are designed to restore views at the ...

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Meet Cal Fire’s First Female Helicopter Pilot

Helitack Pilot Desiree Horton talks about fighting wildfires from above     ABC News/aviatrix99 – Smoke plumes and an orange glow render the typically picturesque tree-lined view above hazy mountains into a nightmarish, apocalyptic scene. Shouts declaring “brush fire!,” echo ...

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Latest Fire Prevention Power Outage Ending in California

Weather helped PG&E reduce blackout numbers     By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric expected to restore power Thursday to virtually all the 120,000 people it intentionally blacked out to avoid the risk ...

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Debris Removal Completed for California’s Deadliest Wildfire

Camp Fire killed 85 people     PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Crews have finished removing millions of tons of debris left by a Northern California wildfire last year that killed 85 people and virtually annihilated a town, officials announced Tuesday. ...

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