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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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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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OR Adopts CA Fire Tactic, Shutting Power Amid High Winds

OR Adopts CA Fire Tactic, Shutting Power Amid High Winds

By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon utilities shut down power to tens of thousands of customers on Friday as dry easterly winds swept into the region in the hopes that it would lessen the risk of wildfires in extremely dry and hot...

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CA Crews Face Heat Wave Along with Wildfires

CA Crews Face Heat Wave Along with Wildfires

CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a Southern California wildfire were pulled back at times to find rest and shade on Thursday, a day after seven were sent to the hospital in the midst of a grueling heat wave. Progress on the Route Fire in northwestern Los...

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Western Flames Spread, CA Sees Its Largest 2022 Fire

Western Flames Spread, CA Sees Its Largest 2022 Fire

By NOAH BERGER Associated Press YREKA, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling the largest wildfire so far this year in California braced for thunderstorms and hot, windy conditions that created the potential for additional fire growth Sunday as they sought to protect remote...

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Wildfire Threat Becomes Tool to Fight Home Builders

Wildfire Threat Becomes Tool to Fight Home Builders

Preston Brown knows the risk of wildfire that comes with living in the rural, chaparral-lined hills of San Diego County. He’s lived there for 21 years and evacuated twice. That’s why he fiercely opposed a plan to build more than 1,100 homes in a fire-prone area he...

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Yosemite (CA) Fire Grows as Crews Protect Iconic Sequoias

Yosemite (CA) Fire Grows as Crews Protect Iconic Sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire threatening the largest grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park more than doubled in size in a day, and firefighters were working in difficult terrain Sunday to protect the iconic trees and a small mountain...

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