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Salmon Heli-Rappellers 2019

Idaho group’s wildfire season     Salmon Heli-Rappellers – Salmon Heli-Rappellers Short video of what we’ve been up to this summer Check out our website for more info www.salmonhelirappellers.com

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Sydney Choked by Haze from Bush Fires

Ambulances answer dozens of respiratory-related calls   Thick smoke from wildfires shroud the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Hot dry conditions have brought an early start to the fire season. %2

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Middle Fork Ranger Dist. Crew 501

2019 fire season video     Grance Vanness – Photo and video comp from the 2019 fire season. Middle Fork Ranger District – Crew 501, based out of the Willamette National Forest. Photos and videos taken by the crew. Copyright ...

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California Firefighter Overtime Surges 65%

Annual wages pushed to nearly $5 billion     LOS ANGELES (AP) — Following an unprecedented series of wildfires across California, overtime costs for firefighters surged by 65% over the past decade, pushing annual wages to nearly $5 billion, according ...

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PG&E Reaches $13.5B Wildfire Settlement

Deal resolves all claims related to deadly 2017-2018 fires     By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric announced Friday it has reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to ...

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PG&E Urges Judge to Approve Settlement

Utility struggles to cover billions in losses     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric on Wednesday urged a federal bankruptcy judge to approve a key insurance settlement as it struggles to ...

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Washington Commissioner Proposes Fund to Fight Wildfires

Bill would be largest investment ever made     By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state’s commissioner of Public Lands released a proposal Monday to raise some $63 million each year to fight wildfires and ...

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