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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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September 2018 National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook

A look at September and beyond     Forest Service – National Interagency Fire Center – This product provides outlooks for the current month, the month following and a seasonal look at the two months beyond that. The main objectives ...

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Mendocino Complex Fire Fully Contained

Mendocino Complex fire burned 720 square miles     LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire on record in California is 100 percent contained. The agency made the announcement Wednesday about the so-called Mendocino Complex ...

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Missoula Smokejumper Training

Smokejumpers are a national resource   Forest Service – National Interagency Fire Center Missoula Smokejumpers, Missoula, Montana

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Wildfire Spreads Rapidly in Wyoming Forest

Over 200 firefighters are battling the blaze     JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire in western Wyoming is spreading rapidly and has forced the evacuation of some 230 rural homes. The fire burning in the Bridger-Teton National Forest south ...

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Fire Whirl Grabs Hoseline in Canada

Firefighters wrestle the wind for hoseline     Guardian News – Firefighters in British Columbia, Canada, lose control of their hose as it is sucked into the sky by high winds near a fire whirl. Fire officials say the whirlwind ...

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Wildfires in Wyoming Force More Evacuations

Half a dozen fires are burning in Bridger-Teton National Forest     JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire in western Wyoming has forced more evacuations of rural subdivisions, and the dry, windy weather conditions conducive to fire growth are expected ...

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Wildfire Smoke Over Arizona Expected to Lessen

Wildfire has been burning since late July     SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — Smoke from a wildfire that’s shrouded parts of northern Arizona is expected to lessen this week. The lightning-caused wildfire has been burning in a rugged area near ...

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