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Report: Massive Fire Tornado Enveloped California Firefighter

Initial details of deaths of firefighter and bulldozer operator     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A firefighter who died while helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature ...

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Carr Fire Green Sheet

Burn Over Fatalities   On July 26, 2018, a private dozer operator (Dozer 1) and Marin County Engine Company (ENG1) were assigned to the Carr Fire in Shasta County, California. At approximately 5:30 p.m., the fire transitioned from a fuel ...

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Crews Work to Repair California Wildfire Damage

“Suppression repair” begins as soon as the fire moves through     By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Jack Hattendorf steers his road grader back and forth across a dirt path cutting through blackened earth. With ...

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Pilot Makes Forced Landing at Washington Wildfire

Amphibious tanker made a forced landing     SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot who was fighting a wildfire in northeast Washington has survived a plane crash. A post on the Northeast Washington Fire Information Facebook page says ...

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Fallen Utah Firefighter Known for Wildfire Experience

Burchett and three other firefighters were struck by a tree     By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to travel with 37 fellow ...

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Yosemite Reopens with Smoky Air

Park was closed for 20 days     By JOCELYN GECKER and MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press Hikers and nature lovers returned to Yosemite National Park’s scenic valley Tuesday after a rare 20-day closure because of smoke from wildfires. Some said ...

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Wildfire Strikes Glacier National Park

Fast-moving fire triggered evacuations     By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana’s Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park following a ...

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Utah Firefighters Remember Battalion Chief Killed in Wildfire

Burchett was struck by a tree while fighting the Mendocino Complex fire     By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Utah firefighter Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to ...

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Utah Firefighter Killed Fighting Mendocino Complex Fire

Six firefighters have died in California wildfires     LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Utah firefighter has died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history. Authorities say the man died Monday night at a hospital after he ...

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Containment Grows Around Holy Fire

Holy Fire containment increases to 29 percent     By MARCIA SANCHEZ and AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters made significant progress trying to tamp down a wildfire that threatened homes and has been raging ...

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