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Crews Are Battling ‘Fire Whirls’ in CA Mojave Desert

Crews Are Battling ‘Fire Whirls’ in CA Mojave Desert

  MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE, Calif. (AP) — Crews battled “fire whirls” in California’s Mojave National Preserve as a massive wildfire crossed into Nevada amid dangerously high temperatures and raging winds. The York Fire was mapped at roughly 120 square miles (284...

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York (CA) Fire Slows but Reaches 77K Acres

York (CA) Fire Slows but Reaches 77K Acres

Sabrina Schnur Las Vegas Review-Journal (TNS) The York fire had expanded to 77,000 acres Monday morning, burning south of Las Vegas, though officials said the spread was slowing. In an update posted Monday morning on InciWeb, an incident information management system,...

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Wildfire Burns Almost 700 Acres in Southeast Nebraska

Wildfire Burns Almost 700 Acres in Southeast Nebraska

UNION, Neb. (AP) — Overnight rain helped firefighters get control of two wildfires Monday in southeast Nebraska near the Missouri River. Nebraska officials said after Gov. Jim Pillen surveyed the damage that the fire near Beaver Lake was about 90% contained while the...

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Army, HI County Battle Fires at Pohakuloa Training Area

Army, HI County Battle Fires at Pohakuloa Training Area

  Kevin Knodell The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (TNS) Feb. 14—Firefighters continued Monday to battle two wildfires that the Army said began as the result of lightning strikes on Sunday afternoon at the Army's Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii island. Firefighters...

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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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