Author Archives: Bill Carey

Chainsaw Training for BLM Firefighters Ahead of Fire Season

Sharpening up their skills     Idaho News 6 -Thanks to a unique partnership with Twin Falls Parks and Rec and the Rock Creek Initiative, the firefighters have a change to sharpen up their chainsaw skills in a real world ...

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NIFC: Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook, June 2020

The entry into the Western fire season is expected to be normal     National Interagency Fire Center Outlook Period May, June,and July 2020 Summary Fire activity remained light in April in the United States. Southern Area received the most ...

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Firefighters Injured in Crash Responding to California Helicopter Crash

Three hurt in apparatus rollover     Associated Press FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Three people were killed when a helicopter contracted by Pacific Gas & Electric struck one of the utility’s power lines and crashed into a Northern California hillside ...

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Open Space Patrols Begin Around Albuquerque Amid Wildfire Danger

State plans enhanced protection     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have started patrolling open space areas around New Mexico’s largest metropolitan area as dry conditions intensify and fire danger increases. The patrols being done by crews with Albuquerque Fire ...

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Four Injured in Alaska Division of Forestry Plane Crash

Plane was transporting firefighters to Soldotna     Alaska Division of Forestry All four Division of Forestry employees that were injured in the crash have been medevaced to Anchorage with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Three of the individuals were ...

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Regulators Approve PG&E Bankruptcy Plan Amid Safety Fears

PG&E cleared a key hurdle to end its nearly year-and-half bankruptcy     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California power regulators on Thursday unanimously approved Pacific Gas & Electric’s $58 billion plan for getting out ...

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Arizona Ranch Fire Burns 100 Acres

Fire has destroyed two structures     CONGRESS, Ariz. (AP) — A human-caused wildfire burning Wednesday in north-central Arizona near the small town of Congress has forced some evacuations, authorities said. Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said the ...

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PG&E Bankruptcy Trial Begins with Attacks on Voting Process

Wildfire victim and lawyer question voting oversight     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — An effort to block Pacific Gas and Electric’s path out of bankruptcy kicked off Wednesday’s trial on the plan in bankruptcy ...

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PG&E Nears End of Bankruptcy Amid Safety Worries

The utility has been blamed for more than 100 deaths in the past decade     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric limped into bankruptcy vilified for its long-running neglect of a ...

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Rain Helps Slow Wildfire in Southeastern Colorado

Fire north of Kim 50% contained     KIM, Colo. (AP) — Light rain helped slow the growth of a lightning-sparked wildfire burning on Colorado’s southeastern plains on Sunday, the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control said. The fire ...

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