Tag Archives: Prescribed Burns

Massachusetts Sets Record Number of Prescribed Burns

All burns were on lands open to the public     BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts wildlife officials have carried out a record number of controlled burns in the state this year. During 2019, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife ...

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Prescribed Burns Planned for New Mexico Counties

One project involves 1,000 acres     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal land managers are teaming up with the state Game and Fish Department to conduct a series of prescribed fires across hundreds of acres in three New Mexico counties. ...

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Park Service Starts Prescribed Burns at Manassas Battlefield

Fires planned for about 75 acres     MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service has launched a series of controlled fires at Manassas National Battlefield. The park service says the burns are designed to restore views at the ...

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Tennessee Creates Strike Team for Prescribed Burns

Grant helps state with forest management     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forestry officials in Tennessee say a strike team is being created to perform prescribed burning on public and private forest land in the Cumberland Plateau. Tennessee Division of ...

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Controlled Burn Becomes Wildfire in Colorado

Fire threatens about 50 homes     FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters are working to contain a wildfire that began as a controlled burn and is now threatening about 50 homes in northern Colorado. Residents were ordered to evacuate ...

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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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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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Wildlife Biologist Dies During South Carolina Controlled Fire

No details released on death at Army base     FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Army officials say a civilian worker has died during a controlled fire to burn vegetation on the South Carolina base. The Army said in ...

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Nevada Reaches Tentative Settlement in Wildfire Lawsuit

Wildfire destroyed 24 homes     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state of Nevada has reached a tentative settlement with dozens of homeowners and insurance companies that filed an $80 million negligence lawsuit after a ...

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