Tag Archives: Utah

Retardant Drop from 747 Killed Utah Firefighter

Near ground-level release uprooted tree that struck Burchett     By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter battling the largest wildfire in California history was killed last month when thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid were ...

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Utah Arsonist May Be Behind Wyoming Wildfires

Similar evidence at various fire scenes     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a suspected arsonist who set several wildfires along a Utah interstate may also be responsible for fires in Wyoming. Investigator Jason Curry, of the Utah ...

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Arson Determined as Cause of Utah Wildfire

Wildfire burned nearly 600 acres     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities believe arson caused a wildfire that burned 585 acres (237 hectares) near Echo Reservoir along Interstate 80 in north-central Utah. State fire officials said Monday that a ...

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Idaho Halts Inmate Firefighting after Rape Accusation

One charged with rape at base camp in Utah     By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Inmates sent to help fight wildfires are back behind bars in Idaho after one inmate was charged with raping ...

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Utah Firefighter Killed after Water Drop

Report states falling tree debris killed battalion chief     By DON THOMPSON and LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter from Utah was killed last week from falling tree debris after a modified airliner dropped thousands ...

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Fallen Utah Firefighter Known for Wildfire Experience

Burchett and three other firefighters were struck by a tree     By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to travel with 37 fellow ...

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Utah Firefighters Remember Battalion Chief Killed in Wildfire

Burchett was struck by a tree while fighting the Mendocino Complex fire     By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Utah firefighter Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to ...

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Utah Firefighter Killed Fighting Mendocino Complex Fire

Six firefighters have died in California wildfires     LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Utah firefighter has died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history. Authorities say the man died Monday night at a hospital after he ...

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Wildfire Forces Evacuations in Utah

Wildfire has approached residences and cabins     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wildfire has forced the evacuation of four homes near the mountain resort town of Park City in Utah. Summit County spokeswoman Krachel Murdock said the fire ...

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