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The Vineyard 2 Fire

How a grass fire changed the way a 130-year-old fire department does business   Fire behavior had changed dramatically because of afternoon heat and high winds that were gusting up to 60 mph from the north. (author photo)   By ...

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Brilliance in the Basics

Developing master proficiency with “everyday” tools to find success   When identifying the target hazards in a community, the wildland-urban interface threat seems to weigh heavy on most of the minds of those who live in it as we ramp ...

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Older Couples Die Together, Cling to Each Other in Northern California Fires

Heavy toll raised questions about whether more could have been done   By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had ...

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Anger Grows Over Portugal Wildfire Deaths

Investigation underway to find cause of fires     By BARRY HATTON, Associated Press LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal began three days of national mourning Tuesday over its 41 wildfire deaths amid widespread public anger, with pressure growing on the ...

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