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Study Compares Human-Caused Wildfire Data

Five out of six people caused wildfires in last two decades   SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — People have triggered five out of six wildfires in the U.S. over the last two decades, tripling the length of ...

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Burn Ban in Effect in Northeast Oklahoma

State drought has lasted several years   TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 10-day burn ban is in effect in a northeast Oklahoma county as the chance for wildfire outbreaks continue throughout much of the area. Emergency managers in Tulsa County ...

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New Mexico Drone Ban Includes Wildfires

Committee passes bill that prohibits flying   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to ban drones from flying within 500 feet of power plants and refineries in New Mexico has cleared its first hurdle. With making any recommendation, the ...

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Drone Grounds Planes at Texas Wildfire

Drone halted operations of two SEATS at Fambro Fire   Abilene Reporter-News Two Texas A&M Forest Service planes fighting a wildfire in Erath County had to be grounded Thursday because of a drone flying near the fire. Flying a drone ...

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STIHL Recalls Chainsaws Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The fuel line can leak, posing fire and burn hazards Recall Summary Name of Product: STIHL gas-powered chainsaws Hazard: The fuel line can leak, posing fire and burn hazards. Remedy: Repair Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chainsaws and ...

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“Extremely Critical” Wildfire Alert Issued for New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

Risk area covers 117,000 square miles AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Firefighters in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas are bracing for a busy day as unseasonably warm temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity are expected to create dangerous wildfire conditions. The ...

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Help or Hinder?

The problem with drones and wildland fires The camera-mounted mini-aircraft are popular for getting a look at areas that might otherwise be difficult to access or restricted for people. (Photo by iStock.)   By Shannan Mills | FireRescue Magazine January ...

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Drone over Tennessee Wildfire

Plows and fire crews working in Hardin County   Melvin Martin – Hardin County Fire Department assisting Tennessee Division of Forestry on a large wildland fire near Highway 203 and Lonesome Pine Road Jan. 31, 2017. The fire was caused ...

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Large Brushfire Destroys Florida Homes

Large brushfire in Polk County is spread over 4,000 acres Hundreds of evacuated residents are back in their homes after fire crews contained a brush fire spread over some 2,000 acres in central Florida. (Feb. 17) FROSTPROOF, Fla. (AP) — ...

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Nevada Cut Staff for Prescribed Burn Turned Wildfire

Investigation finds mistakes that led to October wildfire Hand crews finish up work on the Emerald Fire along Highway 89, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 on the southwest shores of Lake Tahoe. The blaze that burned about 200 acres northwest of ...

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