Tag Archives: Environmental Health

Wildfire Training Set in Nebraska

Prescribed burn in Wildcat Hills     GERING, Neb. (AP) — The Gering Fire Department will lead fire training exercises on public land in the Panhandle for the annual West Nebraska Engine Academy. The exercises are scheduled for Sept. 14 ...

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Growing Program Puts Air Quality Specialists on Wildfires

The smoke itself can be more problematic than the flames     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Among the hundreds of firefighters, aircraft and engines dispatched to fight a recent wildfire in northern Arizona were two ...

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U.S. Northwest Unprepared as Wildfire Risk Grows

Last year, 40% of Washington’s wildfires were on its wetter western side     By TOM JAMES Associated Press ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — Nestled in the foothills of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, the bustling Seattle suburb of Issaquah seems an unlikely ...

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Tennessee Offers Federal Wildfire Prevention Grants

Application period runs from Aug. 5 to Sept. 20     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is providing access to federal grant programs to help communities and volunteer fire departments become better equipped for wildfires. The state Department of Agriculture ...

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Wildfire North of Grand Canyon Burns Excess Vegetation

Officials say firefighters have made “excellent progress.”     FREDONIA, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire being allowed to burn on the Arizona Strip north of the Grand Canyon has grown to 2.6 square miles (7 square kilometers) within a much ...

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Federal Plan Uses Fuel Breaks to Slow Western Wildfires

Strips to be created on land managed by the BLM     By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large ...

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Alaska Officials Close Forest Areas as Wildfire Approaches

Anchorage air quality was listed as “unhealthy”     ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials have closed some forest lands to all uses as a wildfire approached the Chugach National Forest. The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday that smoke from ...

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