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Wildfires Force Businesses to Prepare for Disruptions

Fire affects productivity     By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The wildfires that are rampant this time of year in California force small business owners to be prepared in the same way as owners ...

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Mill Creek Hotshots 2019

The 2019 fire season with a California crew     Crh. L. – MillCreek Hotshots 2019 The Mill Creek Hotshots are a 20 person, Region 5, California Hotshot Crew. The crew has a history that dates back to 1975. At ...

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California Businesses at Risk Amid Fires, Power Outages

How to stay in business off the grid       By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The California wildfires are taking a toll on small businesses, including those that are miles away and safe ...

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California Fires, Blackouts Decades in the Making

“There’s a ton of blame to go around here,”     By JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated Press The utility that serves more than 5 million electrical customers in one of the world’s most technologically advanced areas is now faced again ...

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California Regulators Order Inquiry into Power Outages

“Is this a safe place to live?”     By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators opened a formal investigation Wednesday into preemptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state in October, drawing ...

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Lone Peak Hotshots 2019 Video

A look at the fire season     Shayne Ward – Our 2019 season summed up in a short video. Follow us on Facebook @LonePeakHotshots for pictures, videos, updates, and hiring opportunities.

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Utility Ordered to Pay $360M for Southern California Wildfires

Southern California Edison pays to settle lawsuits     By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Edison has agreed to pay $360 million to local governments to settle lawsuits over deadly wildfires sparked by its equipment ...

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Tennessee Creates Strike Team for Prescribed Burns

Grant helps state with forest management     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forestry officials in Tennessee say a strike team is being created to perform prescribed burning on public and private forest land in the Cumberland Plateau. Tennessee Division of ...

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Death Toll Rises in Australian Wildfires

Body found in burned area near Kempsey     SYDNEY (AP) — The death toll for wildfires raging across Australia’s most populous state has risen to four as authorities warned Thursday of worsening weather conditions to come. A body was ...

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Wildfires Continue to Rage Across Australia

“We are not out the woods by any means,”     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Scores of wildfires continued to rage across vast tracts of Australia’s drought-stricken east coast on Wednesday, forcing hundreds of residents ...

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