Tag Archives: North Carolina

Producing the Next Generation Fire Shelter

A look at research into a better shelter   During my recent research project on climate change and wildfires, I learned that the fire shelters that wildland firefighters carry are not capable of protecting them from flames and high temperatures. ...

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Containment of North Carolina Wildfire Grows

Dobson Knob fire is fought by at least 200 firefighters   MARION, N.C. (AP) — Forestry officials say they are scaling back on the number of firefighters working on a blaze in the mountains of western North Carolina. Forestry officials ...

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North Carolina Wildfire 50 Percent Contained

Burnout  conducted on Wild Creek Fire   NEBO, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters in western North Carolina say a blaze in the Pisgah National Forest is now 50 percent contained. Forestry officials said in a news release that burnout operations were ...

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North Carolina Wildfire 10 Percent Contained

White Creek Fire is near Shortoff Mountain   NEBO, N.C. (AP) — Federal forestry officials say a fire in western North Carolina is only about 10 percent contained. The U.S. Forest Service said in a news release The White Creek ...

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Firefighters Protect American Flag during North Carolina Wildfire

Lake Lure resident finds flag is safe after being evacuated   LAKE LURE, N.C. (WTVD) – A woman who was forced to evacuate due to the wildfires in Western North Carolina found a wonderful surprise when she returned home. In ...

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Wildfire Smoke Causes Panic Among Southeastern States

Wildfires continue to burn across several states   JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press TIGER, Ga. (AP) — Thick smoke has settled over a wide area of the southern Appalachians, where dozens of uncontrolled wildfires are burning through decades of leaf litter, ...

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Air Quality Concerns in Southeastern Wildfires

Largest wildfire has burned over 13,000 acres   ATLANTA (AP) — Wildfires near the Georgia-North Carolina line are spewing smoke so thick that residents are being urged to wear special masks if they must do outdoor activities. The fires — ...

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Firefighters across U.S. Battle Appalachian Wildfires

Over 5,000 firefighters and support staff are at work in the Southeast   JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Many of the nation’s largest active wildfires Thursday were burning in the southern Appalachian mountains, where a relentless drought has ...

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Wildfires Rage across Southeastern States

All but two of 61 large fires nationwide are in the Southeast   JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency because of the wildfires in the western part of the state. McCrory ...

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