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Wildfires Spread Over Island of Corsica

Over 1,500 acres were burnt     BASTIA, Corsica (AP) — French authorities say firefighters are trying to contain a wildfire that spread overnight near a small village on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Authorities in Haute-Corse, the prefecture covering ...

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Sheriff Names One More Victim of Deadly California Wildfire

Sheriff’s office has identified 74 of those who died     PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have named another victim of a 2018 wildfire that devastated a town and killed 85. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says ...

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Dog Reunited with Family 101 Days after California Wildfire

Kingston jumped out of truck as family left Paradise     PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A dog named Kingston is back with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a devastating Northern California ...

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Families Remember Those Lost in Paradise Wildfire

The oldest was 99     By JOCELYN GECKER and JANIE HAR, Associated Press On that frantic morning, TK Huff was calm. The 71-year-old amputee sat in his wheelchair, pointing a garden hose at what quickly became the deadliest wildfire ...

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California Considers Insurance to Help with Wildfire Costs

State officials promote plan to negotiate coverage     By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California should get insurance to help cover taxpayers’ costs in bad wildfire seasons, a solution that could help stem losses as climate ...

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Honoring the Yarnell Hill Fire Fallen

A walking discussion of the Yarnell Hill Fire     Wildland Fire LLC – This video was captured on site of the Yarnell Hill Fire in January 2014. The participants spent the day walking the ground and discussing the challenges ...

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Judge Critical of PG&E’s Wildfire Role Demands More Answers

Judge questioned wildfire mitigation plan     By SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge who has berated Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for its role in California wildfires demanded Thursday that the utility answer more ...

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Man Pleads Guilty to Arson in 2018 California Wildfire

12 years and four months in state prison     MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has pleaded guilty to intentionally starting a fire that burned more than 20 square miles (52.6 square kilometers) in the mountains east ...

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Wyoming Hotshots 2018 Season

A look back at the wildfire season     Birney Brayton – Wyoming Hotshots 2018 fire season was exclusively in Colorado and Wyoming. Music: Intro/Sweet Glory (Jimkata), Cochise (Audioslave)

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Helping Wildland Firefighters Move Water Since the 1920’s

Putting pumps in the hands of the protectors     WATERAX – The work of wildland firefighters benefits us all, yet most people know very little about who they are, what they do and the tools of their trade. They ...

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