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Outages to Deter Wildfires Burden California Counties

Outages become burdens for smaller, poorer counties     By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When California’s largest utility warned it would cut power to thousands to prevent its equipment from starting wildfires during warm, windy ...

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Utah Couple Cited for Starting Wildfire

Fire burned 300 acres and destroyed three homes     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Layton couple has been cited after authorities say they left a still-lit campfire that caused a wildfire, destroying three homes and forcing hundreds to ...

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Oregon Has Mild Wildfire Season

Statewide drop in acres burned and costs     SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After two wildfire-filled seasons, Oregonians got a break this summer. Oregon’s fire season was the mildest since 2004 and the least expensive since 2010, according to statistics ...

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Builders Profit, Owners Worry Amid Disaster-Area Development

Wind-driven fires have raised questions about the limits of fire safe construction     By ANNA HUNTSMAN and JAKE STEINBERG ELFIN FOREST, Calif. (AP) — Elfin Forest is named for the miniature trees that blanket the surrounding ridgeline. The terrain ...

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Woman Sought for Stealing from California Wildfire Survivor

Camp Fire killed 86 people last year     OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a woman authorities say embezzled more than $63,000 from a senior citizen who lost a home in a devastating Northern ...

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Alaska Has Nation’s Most Expensive Wildfire This Year

At least $46M spent on Swan Lake Fire     ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The nation’s most expensive wildfire this year is one that has been burning for months on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. The Swan Lake Fire has so far ...

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Wildland Firefighter Health Effects Study

An overview of a field test in Idaho     Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center – This video provides a brief overview of a new approach to examine the potential health effects that wildland firefighters may experience working on wildland ...

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Utah Wildfire Officials Prepare for Post-Fire Erosion

Davis County fire at least 68% contained     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A northern Utah wildfire response team has begun preparing for potential post-fire erosion and flooding in the region, officials said. The Davis County fire was 68% ...

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Alabama Wildfire Burns 500 Acres

Half the state is abnormally dry     MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A wildfire has burned about 500 acres of land in rural eastern Alabama, and there’s a statewide threat of additional blazes. The Alabama Forestry Commission has spent two ...

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