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North Carolina Wildfire 10 Percent Contained

White Creek Fire is near Shortoff Mountain   NEBO, N.C. (AP) — Federal forestry officials say a fire in western North Carolina is only about 10 percent contained. The U.S. Forest Service said in a news release The White Creek ...

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Wildfire Burns West of Boulder

Sunshine Fire causes evacuation of nearby houses   BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters were able to contain about half of a small but potentially dangerous wildfire just west of downtown Boulder, Colorado, that forced hundreds to flee and sent up ...

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Louisiana Firefighters Respond to Oklahoma Wildfires

Over 1,200 square miles have burned   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has sent seven wildland firefighters to Woodward, Oklahoma, to fight wildfires there. Commissioner Mike Strain said Tuesday that they’ll be in ...

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NPS Begins Prescribed Burns Near Whiskeytown Lake Recreational Area

Officials take advantage of weather to remove vegetation   DAMON ARTHUR, Record Searchlight Spring is just around the corner. That means flowers blooming, trees blossoming, sun shining and prescribed burning near Whiskeytown Lake. National Park Service officials are taking advantage ...

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Oklahoma, Kansas Wildfires Contained

Starbuck fire burned over 1,200 square miles   GATE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Forestry Services says four wildfires in northwestern Oklahoma and southwestern Kansas are now 42 percent contained, but a high fire danger continues in the region. The agency ...

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Containment Increases at Florida Brush Fire

Collier County fire is at least 70 percent contained   ERIC STAATS, Naples Daily News A 7,500-acre brush fire that has been burning in Collier County for nearly a week was 70 percent contained Saturday morning, up from about 65 ...

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Wildfire Red Flag Alert in South Carolina

Forecasts of strong winds and low humidity   COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Forestry Commission is warning of the dangers of wildfires this weekend. The commission issued a red flag fire alert Friday morning that officials hope will ...

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Kansas Wildfires Under Control

Containment levels of fires in several counties are at 70 percent and greater   TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials say wildfires that have charred more than 1,100 square miles in Kansas are under control, prompting the state to withdraw response ...

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Kansas Ranchers Assess Wildfire Damage

More than 1,000 square miles burned in several fires   ROXANA HEGEMAN and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas rancher Greg Gardiner got into some of his scorched pastures for the first time Wednesday and surveyed what ...

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Grass Fire Sets Kansas Record

861 square miles of land have burned   HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A massive grass fire raging in two Kansas counties has set a state record for the biggest involving a single blaze. Kansas Division of Emergency Management spokeswoman Katie ...

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