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New Mexico Sends Crews to Western Wildfires

Crews sent to several states battling wildfires   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters with the New Mexico State Forestry Division are answering the call for help as states around the West are dealing with large wildfires. At least 100 ...

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LAFD Helicopter Damaged During Wildfire

Helicopter struck a tree during a water drop     LOS ANGELES (AP) — A preliminary report says the pilot of the Los Angeles Fire Department’s newest helicopter reported the aircraft made uncommanded movements before hitting trees while making a ...

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Storms Clear Wildfire Smoke in US West

Cooler, wetter weather moves into several states     By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Storms brought cooler and wetter weather into the Western and Northwestern U.S. this weekend, breaking up a temperature inversion that had blanketed ...

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Late-Season Wildfires Choke US Cities

2017 shapes up to be one of the worst seasons     By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Heavy winter snow and a very wet spring in the Western U.S. generated predictions the 2017 wildfire season would ...

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Oregon Wants 747 Supertanker

State, federal contract issues raised as states seek tanker   (KOIN 6/YouTube) KOIN 6 – Not only are there state and federal contracts involved, but the tanker is already being used to fight wildfires in California.

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Wildfire Season in West Worse Than Expected

Predictions thought 2017 would be mild     By STEVE DUBOIS, Associated Press A wet winter and spring in the Western U.S. brought predictions that the 2017 wildfire season would be mild. It was anything but. It ended up one ...

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Wildfires Bear Down Glacier, Yosemite Parks

Winds push several blazes     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Wind-driven flames, hot temperatures and dry conditions are hampering firefighters across the West even after Labor Day, the unofficial end to a summer of devastating wildfires. The dozens of fires ...

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Wildfires Force Thousands to Flee in the West

Fires have caused many evacuations     By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wildfires forced thousands to flee their homes across the U.S. West during a sweltering, smoke-shrouded holiday weekend of record heat. The ...

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