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Wildfire Burns Part of Southern OH Wayne National Forest

Wildfire Burns Part of Southern OH Wayne National Forest

PEDRO, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a 1,300-acre wildfire in Wayne National Forest in far southern Ohio began with multiple small wildfires earlier this week. A statement Thursday from Wayne National Forest said firefighters were working to contain the blaze and urged...

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Rain, Snowfall Reduce Risk of CA Wildfires

Rain, Snowfall Reduce Risk of CA Wildfires

By JOHN ANTCZAK LOS ANGELES (AP) — A turn to wet weather has blunted an already moderate wildfire season in California but some risk remains as changing climate has made a rainy fall no guarantee of a stormy winter. The latest Pacific storm brought bands of rain and...

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Experiment Captures Data on CA’s Most Dangerous Wildfires

Experiment Captures Data on CA’s Most Dangerous Wildfires

Jack Lee – San Francisco Chronicle Oct. 27—Canyon wildfires produce some of the most challenging conditions for fire crews working to suppress blazes. Steep inclines in hard-to-reach areas can make it extremely difficult for firefighters to get to the flames. On top...

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OR Firefighter Was Killed by Green, Live Tree

OR Firefighter Was Killed by Green, Live Tree

Vickie Aldous - Mail Tribune, Medford, Ore. Oct. 28—Firefighter Logan Taylor was killed this summer at the Rum Creek Fire site by a green, live tree that may have been weakened by a past fire — a warning that forests have more hidden dangers in today's era of...

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2021 CO Marshall Fire Losses Topped $2 Billion

2021 CO Marshall Fire Losses Topped $2 Billion

DENVER (AP) — A wildfire that destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and businesses in suburban Denver last winter caused more than $2 billion in losses, making it by far the costliest in Colorado history, the state insurance commissioner said. Commissioner Michael Conway...

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WA Fires Continue Into October; Six Major Fires Burning

WA Fires Continue Into October; Six Major Fires Burning

Rebecca Pettingill - Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, Wash. Oct. 12—WASHINGTON STATE — There are six large fires in Washington according to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center as of Oct. 12. "It may be October, but it's clear we're not out of the woods...

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WA State’s Fire Season Lightest in a Decade

WA State’s Fire Season Lightest in a Decade

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state this year has had the fewest square miles burned in a decade following the second- and third-worst fire seasons on record in 2020 and 2021. State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz announced Friday that about 219 square miles...

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