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Drones Hamper Firefighting Efforts at Utah Wildfire

Officials say drones halted aircraft operations at Saddle Fire   PAMELA MANSON, The Salt Lake Tribune Efforts to fight the Saddle Fire in southern Utah have been hampered by the public using drones in the area, fire officials said Sunday. ...

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Two Firefighters Killed in Cyprus Wildfire

Second firefighter succumbs to injuries when truck slid into a gully MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS, Associated Press NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A huge forest fire raging out of control for a third day in the mountains southwest of the Cyprus’ capital of ...

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Firefighter Killed in Crash during Wildfire on Cyprus

Vehicle overturns killing one firefighter and injuring two others.   MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS, Associated Press NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A firefighter died Monday after being crushed when his truck overturned as he tackled a large forest fire that continues to rage ...

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West Coast Heat Wave Challenges Firefighters

Weather is making it difficult for fire crews in Southern California   LOS ANGELES (AP) — An intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico threatened to make the fight against Southern California wildfires more difficult Monday. ...

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Wildfires Threaten Homes across Western States

Fire crews battle several fires amid dry, hot weather   LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire that for days has threatened hundreds of homes and popular seaside campgrounds near Santa Barbara was half-surrounded and held in check, though firefighters were ...

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Fort McMurray Wildfire Shrinks Canadian Economy

Alberta wildfire impacts second quarter GDP growth   ROB GILLIES, Associated Pres TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s central bank said Wednesday the Canadian economy will shrink in the second quarter because of Alberta’s devastating wildfires, which shut down its oil sands ...

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Video: Firefighters Deployed to Fort McMurray Undergo Testing of Smoke Exposure

University of Alberta begins testing firefighters at wildfire for smoke exposure   Related in FireRescue Magazine: Breathe Deep (Davies) A look at the importance of lung and heart health for firefighters and presents strategies for keeping them healthy Options for ...

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Most of Fort McMurray Spared from Wildfire

Officials review Alberta wildfire damage and plan for return of evacuees   FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Alberta’s premier has declared Canada’s oil sands city has been largely saved and said a plan will be put together within two weeks ...

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Global Supertanker Arrives in Colorado

Boeing 747-400 can carry 19,400 gallons   The nation’s largest firefighting aircraft is ready to call Colorado Springs home. Global SuperTanker Services LLC company CEO and founder Jim Wheeler, brought the Boeing 747-400 to Colorado Springs Airport on Tuesday ahead ...

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Oklahoma Forestry Officials Give Warning to Drone Operators

Officials say three incidents have already occurred in past months OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Forestry Services officials say the operators of unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, should avoid flying near or over wildfires. State Forester Georg Geissler ...

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