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Kansas Ranchers Burn Land Despite Plea from Health Officials

Smoke from Kansas reaching as far north as South Dakota     By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas ranchers eager to prepare their land for cattle grazing have mostly brushed off the plea from state ...

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NFFF: Fire Hero Family Events Through End of Summer Cancelled

We are looking for alternate ways to bring you together     National Fallen Firefighters Foundation During this unsettling time, for all of our safety, especially those working on the front lines, we have made the difficult decision to cancel ...

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National Forests in New Mexico Impose Campfire Restrictions

Fines and possible jail time     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — National forests around New Mexico are imposing campfire restrictions to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the coronavirus outbreak. Forest officials from Taos to Alamogordo ...

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Wildfire Smoke Worsens COVID-19 Risk, Putting Firefighters in Extra Danger

They’re already familiar with “camp crud”     Luke Montrose Boise State University (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) As summer approaches, two forces of nature are on ...

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Judge Oks PG&E Plan to Pay $19M in Fees from Victims Fund

Even more money could be diverted from the fire victims’ fund     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY Calif. (AP) — The Northern California victims of catastrophic wildfires caused by Pacific Gas & Electric’s decaying electrical grid will ...

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The Basics of Firefighter Safety in the Wildland Urban Interface

Review these mission basics   By Bill Troup, FireRescue Magazine Volume 8, Issue 3 Fighting fires in the wildland/urban interface (WUI) presents many unique challenges. Every year there are regular accounts of entrapments and other close calls, and WUI firefighting ...

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What if California Faces a Disaster During the Pandemic?

Social distancing and sheltering     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has evacuation plans for earthquakes, floods, mudslides and, of course, wildfires, but what if one of those disasters occurs as the state is dealing ...

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Wildfires Rage Near Chernobyl Nuclear Plant

“The situation is critical,”     KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Forest fires raged Tuesday in the contaminated area near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, but officials insisted there is no radiation threat. Hundreds of firefighters backed by aircraft have been ...

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Arizona Expects Higher Wildfire Activity in Areas with Grass Growth

Conditions very similar to those of 2019 when 1,827 wildland fires burned nearly 625 square miles     By PAUL DAVENPORT Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Officials say conditions in Arizona this year point toward a potential for high wildfire ...

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Wildfire Consumes Hundreds of Acres in Southern New Jersey

Fire will likely consume more than 1,500 acres overall     DOWNE, N.J. (AP) — A forest fire that has consumed more than 1,000 acres in southern New Jersey continued to burn Friday afternoon, but firefighters expect the blaze will ...

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