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Scientists Warn Oregon Lags in Disaster Preparedness

Lawmakers didn’t specify why funding for ShakeAlert and AlertWildfire was abandoned     By SARAH ZIMMERMAN Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon state lawmakers abandoned a multimillion-dollar project to develop early warning systems for earthquakes and wildfires, and scientists ...

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Wildfire North of Grand Canyon Burns Excess Vegetation

Officials say firefighters have made “excellent progress.”     FREDONIA, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire being allowed to burn on the Arizona Strip north of the Grand Canyon has grown to 2.6 square miles (7 square kilometers) within a much ...

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Arizona Wildfire Holds Steady in Mountain Pass

Crews are working to bolster containment lines     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire burning in a northern Arizona mountain pass is holding steady. Fire officials said Friday the blaze grew modestly overnight. It has scorched more than 3 ...

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Aircraft, Crews Battle Wildfire at Nevada Recreation Area

Wildfire covered nearly 5.7-square-miles     LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say aircraft and hand crews are battling a wildfire spreading quickly on a remote and rugged mountain at an edge of the Lake Mead National ...

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Small Fires Signal Start of Montana’s Wildfire Season

Deputy chief says initial activity is increasing     By AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Several small wildfires in western Montana and a changing weather pattern signal the start of the state’s 2019 fire season, officials ...

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Judge Gives California Time to Consider PG&E Takeover Bids

Utility filed for bankruptcy after wildfires     By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge agreed Wednesday to give California officials two weeks to sort out competing proposals to seize control of Pacific Gas & ...

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Lightning Sparks Over a Dozen Wildfires in Nevada

The largest fire has burned 4.5 square miles     RENO, Nev. (AP) — Crews are battling more than a dozen wildfires across northern Nevada. Lightning started most of them on Monday as a line of thunderstorms made their way ...

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Wildfire Threatens Idaho Nuclear Energy Lab

Non-essential employees have been evacuated     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Some employees have been evacuated from the Idaho National Laboratory in southeastern Idaho while crews fight a wildfire burning near the nuclear energy research site. INL officials say non-essential ...

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Major Portugal Wildfire Under Control

Blaze raged for four days, injuring 39 people     By HELENA ALVES and BARRY HATTON Associated Press MACAO, Portugal (AP) — Firefighters in Portugal on Tuesday brought a huge wildfire under control after the blaze raged for four days, ...

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