Tag Archives: Wildland Firefighting

Wildfires Threaten Homes across Western States

Fire crews battle several fires amid dry, hot weather   LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire that for days has threatened hundreds of homes and popular seaside campgrounds near Santa Barbara was half-surrounded and held in check, though firefighters were ...

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Fort McMurray Wildfire Shrinks Canadian Economy

Alberta wildfire impacts second quarter GDP growth   ROB GILLIES, Associated Pres TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s central bank said Wednesday the Canadian economy will shrink in the second quarter because of Alberta’s devastating wildfires, which shut down its oil sands ...

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Most of Fort McMurray Spared from Wildfire

Officials review Alberta wildfire damage and plan for return of evacuees   FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Alberta’s premier has declared Canada’s oil sands city has been largely saved and said a plan will be put together within two weeks ...

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Oklahoma Forestry Officials Give Warning to Drone Operators

Officials say three incidents have already occurred in past months OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Forestry Services officials say the operators of unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, should avoid flying near or over wildfires. State Forester Georg Geissler ...

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CalFire Sues Power Company for 2013 Wildfire

Agency seeks over $4M in cost of fighting Powerhouse Fire   LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state agency is suing the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to recover the more than $4 million cost in fighting a wildfire ...

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Caught In the Firestorm

Jeff Zimmerman shares the story of one day out in the field photographing wildfires JEFF ZIMMERMAN | From the February 2016 Issue of FireRescue Magazine On Friday, July 17, 2015, I was on call as an emergency photographer in Los ...

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Where Should You Be?

Reflections on the 2015 western fire season Todd McNeal | From the January 2016 Issue of FireRescue Magazine The 2015 fire season in now officially over. It was a deadly year with both civilian and firefighter deaths. A staggering amount ...

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