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Causes for Many of California’s Worst Wildfires a Mystery

No cause determined for a third of massive wildfires By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press California officials quickly determined an arsonist started last month’s huge wildfire southeast of Los Angeles, and that two weeks earlier sparks from a vehicle produced a ...

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Utah Wildfire Evacuees Return Home

Wildfire burned over 640 square miles     PROVO, Utah (AP) — Some fire evacuees have been allowed to return to their homes in northern Utah near a wildfire that has burned more than 640 square miles (1,657 sq. kilometer) ...

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Health Advisory Issued for Colorado Wildfire Smoke

Worst is expected for areas north of Kremmling     DENVER (AP) — Health officials are warning central Colorado residents downwind of a wildfire to consider remaining indoors due to smoke that’s expected to blanket the area. The Colorado Department ...

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Homes Evacuated in Southern California

Over two dozen homes evacuated     CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — More than two dozen rural homes have been evacuated as firefighters try to stop the spread of a forest blaze north of Los Angeles. Officials say Sunday that flames ...

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Wyoming Wildfire Continues to Grow

Subdivisions south of Jackson are evacuated     JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire that has burned one home and threatens hundreds of others continues to grow in western Wyoming. The Roosevelt Fire as of Friday had burned 54 square ...

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Trial Ordered for Man Who Started Colorado Wildfire

141 counts of arson     DENVER (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Denmark native will stand trial for 141 counts of arson, representing the homes and buildings destroyed by the third-largest wildfire recorded in Colorado. Authorities arrested ...

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Disaster Declaration Follows German Wildfire

Declaration allows help from outside the region     BERLIN (AP) — Officials in northwestern Germany are declaring a disaster over a wildfire triggered two weeks ago by a rocket test on an army training site. Authorities in the Emsland ...

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One Home Lost in Wyoming Wildfire

Wildfire has forced the evacuation of over 200 homes     JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Officials say one home has been burned in a growing wildfire in western Wyoming. The fire in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and on private land ...

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Protecting the Area of Origin

To know where to look for the evidence, fire investigators learn to “read” burned debris   By Jim Acker | FireRescue Magazine Volume 5 Issue 6 It’s that time of year again when we start preparing for the wildland fire ...

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Safety Zones & Escape Routes in the WUI

A well-chosen escape route is one that’s scouted ahead of time     By Chuck Sallade | FireRescue Magazine Volume 7 Issue 4 In WUI firefighting, our first concern is always life safety, followed by the preservation of property. Our ...

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