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Wind Fuels Two Wildfires Outside of Tucson

Two wildfires in Oro Valley     ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters were battling two separate wildfires Monday in a mountainous area outside of Tucson. Authorities in the town of Oro Valley said crews made slight progress on a ...

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Webster, TX FX3 Wildland Pumper

A Freightliner M2-106 4×4 chassis     Siddons-Martin Emergency Group – The Webster Fire Department has taken delivery of their new Pierce FX3 Wildland Pumper! This unit is built on a Freightliner M2-106 4×4 chassis with 500 gallons of water, ...

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Wildfire Forces Evacuation of 150 Homes in Small Arizona Town

At least 55 acres burning in Bagdad     BAGDAD, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire in the small town of Bagdad forced the evacuations of 150 homes Thursday and authorities said crews were trying to contain the 55-acre fire by ...

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Containment of Wildfire Near Phoenix at 50%

The latest on the East Desert Fire     CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters have managed to contain much of a big wildfire near Phoenix that was burning across 2 square miles (6 square kilometers) and prompted the evacuation ...

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Butte Fire Center’s Readiness Drill

The test to pass before going to the fireline     California Conservation Corps – A four-mile hike up 900 feet will exhaust just about anyone. Imagine adding another hour of back breaking work of digging a fire line the ...

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FDIC 2020: WUI Considerations for Structural Firefighters

Skills and considerations for the WUI fire attack     Tom Aurnhammer Regional Member San Juan County, NM Fire Department Friday, April 24, 2020 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. REGISTER This class examines some of the wildland firefighting skills and ...

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Preliminary Report Released on C-130 Tanker Crash in Australia

American crew killed in crash on January 23, 2020     Australian Transport Safety Bureau The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released the preliminary report from its ongoing investigation into the collision with terrain of a Lockheed C-130 large air ...

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Wildfire Causes Evacuations in Norco, California

Some 1,500 people affected     NORCO, Calif. (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire triggered evacuations and briefly threatened hundreds of homes Tuesday in an equestrian community in the inland region of Southern California, where little rain has fallen this winter. ...

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New Jersey Fire Straddles Forest, National Recreation Area

Difficult terrain hampers fire crews     HARDWICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters from federal and New Jersey agencies battled a forest fire for a second day early Monday in a popular hiking area near the Pennsylvania border. The fire ...

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Evacuations Lifted in California Riverbottom Fire

Riverbottom Fire full containment expected later Friday     RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Evacuations were lifted after crews got a handle on a smoky wildfire that briefly burned near homes along a dry Southern California riverbed on Thursday. Flames broke ...

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