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1,500 Acres Burn Near Arizona’s Madera Canyon

12 people evacuated from Santa Rita Ranch   Arizona Daily Star Tucson, Ariz. – A fire reported at noon Sunday just north of Madera Canyon and about 10 miles east of Green Valley mushroomed into 1,500 acres by evening and ...

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Brush Fire Destroys Florida Homes

Strike teams have helped contain the blaze   ALEXI C. CARDONA, Naples Daily News The fire that has torn through Golden Gate Estates is now 50% contained and held steady through Saturday night and Sunday morning at 5,531 acres. The ...

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Okefenokee Wildfire Expected to Burn for Six Months

Lightning started the wildfire on April 6   RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A wildfire that has scorched more than 70 square miles (180 square kilometers) of public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line could burn for ...

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Cigarette Likely Caused Florida Brush Fire

Lee County fire destroyed homes and cars   LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. (AP) — A lit cigarette likely tossed by a parent waiting for a school bus caused a southwest Florida brush fire that destroyed four homes and several cars. According ...

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Prescribed Burns Planned for Over 9,000 Acres in Washington

U.S. Forest Service will do 22 burns to reduce fuels   SEATTLE (AP) — To reduce the risks of wildfires, federal officials this spring are planning to conduct controlled burns on more than 9,000 acres of land in Washington state ...

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Nevada Pyramid Lake Wildfire Fully Contained

Wildfire had been started by a contractor working in the area RENO, Nev. (AP) — Firefighters have snuffed out a wildland blaze that burned about 100 acres of grass and sagebrush in a remote area north of Pyramid Lake. Multiple ...

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Okefenokee Wildfire Closes Georgia State Park

Stephen C. Foster State Park closed as fire is expected to grow   FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia state park inside the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is being closed to visitors as a wildfire burning in the swamp poses ...

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Can Wildland Fires Act as Fuel Treatment?

A look at a benefit of fire   When properly monitored, prescribed, and contained, these fires can act as a fuel treatment. (Photos by Shutterstock.) Shannan Mills | FireRescue Magazine, Volume 12 Issue 4 A fire that burns out of ...

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Firefighters Prepare for Growing Okefenokee Wildfire

Forecasters expect winds to push fire deeper into refuge   FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters are getting ready for a wildfire that’s burned 35 square miles (91 sq. kilometers) of public land near the Georgia-Florida state line to spread northward ...

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