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British Army Joins Firefighters in Grassland Fire

Fires cover a 7-square mile area     LONDON (AP) — Britain’s military are joining exhausted firefighters to tackle wildfires in dry grassy hills in northwest England that may last for weeks. Over 100 firefighters have been working rolling 12-hour ...

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Evacuations Lifted in Northern California Wildfire Area

Wildfire has burned 13,700 acres     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fire crews gained ground Wednesday against a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 12 homes. Evacuation orders that covered 500 homes and about 1,000 residents of the Spring Valley area ...

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Prescribed Burn Destroys 36 Homes in Florida

Burn in Eastpoint covered over 800 acres     BY BRENDAN FARRINGTON and GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press EASTPOINT, Fla. (AP) — John Matthew Polous watched a “controlled-burn” fire for three days as it consumed foliage outside his tiny community on ...

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Another Major Wildfire Hits Northern California

Largest fire is 120 miles north of San Francisco     By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands were forced to flee their homes Monday as major wildfires encroached on a charred area of Northern California still ...

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Wildfire Destroys Homes in Northern Florida

Fire destroyed several homes in Eastpoint     EASTPOINT, Fla. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire damaged or destroyed dozens of homes in a Florida county. Gov. Rick Scott visited the small coastal community of Eastpoint on Monday to get an ...

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Thousands Flee from Northern California Wildfire

Pawnee Fire destroyed 12 buildings     CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Wind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others as they raced across dry brush in rural Northern California. The Pawnee Fire, which broke out Saturday near the ...

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Audit Finds Kansas Wildfire Efforts Inadequate

State forest service needs more money     TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An audit has found that Kansas doesn’t have money to devote to wildfires. State auditors say state and local officials have had issues coordinating their firefighting efforts. They ...

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Oregon Wildfire Season Begins with Two Fires

Lightning strikes started both wildfires     MAUPIN, Ore. (AP) — Wildfire season in Oregon is underway after a lightning storm sparked at least two major fires that are now burning in the central part of the state. Jean Nelson-Dean, ...

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Cabins, Campsites Evacuated for Utah Wildfire

Wildfire is believed to be human-caused     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Seasonal cabins and campsites are being evacuated because of a growing wildfire in northeast Utah. The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands said Thursday evening ...

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Crews Attack Wildfire in Nevada Conservation Area

Fire has burned about 10 acres     LAS VEGAS (AP) — An official says 50 county, state and federal firefighters and several aircraft are attacking a wildfire near a popular hiking trail at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ...

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