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Winds Feed Wildfire in Northern California

Approximately 100 homes threatened     WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds on Sunday fed a smoky fire that threatened about 100 rural homes and prompted evacuations in Northern California, authorities said. The fast-growing blaze burned more than 2 square ...

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Arizona Fire Season Ramped Up Due to Humans, Weather

75,000 acres burned already     PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s wildfire season is already in high gear, thanks in large part to human carelessness but also weather conditions last winter that produced an abundance of vegetation now serving as fire ...

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Nevada Prepares for High-Rise Fire Season Amid Coronavirus

“Fire doesn’t really care that there’s a pandemic.”     By SAM METZ AP/Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Fire officials preparing for a hazardous wildfire season in Nevada will be challenged by high temperatures, drought and the ...

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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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Arson Suspect Held for San Jose Spot Fires

80-acre fire in San Jose     SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of setting a half-dozen spot fires in San Jose on Thursday was detained as firefighters worked to corral a blaze that briefly threatened homes, authorities ...

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PG&E Behind on Power Shut-Off Promises

Utility behind on installing devices to ease severity     By CUNEYT DIL Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s chief utility regulators and a Pacific Gas & Electric executive testified Thursday that the utility is behind on installing devices ...

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PG&E Critics Urge Judge to Reject Bankruptcy Plan

Claims the proccess was rigged in favor of investors     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric’s proposal to pay $25.5 billion for a series of deadly Northern California wildfires ignited ...

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Grass Fire Burns Homes, Cause Evacuations in California

Video from the scene in Suisun City     SUISUN CITY, Calif. (AP) — A grass fire burning northeast of San Francisco destroyed or damaged about a dozen homes Wednesday and prompted evacuations of several streets, fire officials said. The ...

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Wildfire East of Phoenix Causes Evacuations

Fire burned at least 33 square miles     QUEEN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — An evacuation order was issued Tuesday for some residents of Queen Valley east of Phoenix as crews continued to battle a lightning-caused wildfire. Tonto National Forest ...

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NTSB Ask Helicopter Manufacturers to Install ‘Black Boxes’

Board makes direct appeal after FAA fails to act     By DAVID KOENIG Associated Press Federal safety investigators bypassed aviation regulators on Tuesday and urged leading helicopter manufacturers to install so-called black boxes that would help determine the cause ...

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