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Fire crews are working to extinguish the flames of five brush fires Wednesday in Collier and Hendry counties, the Florida Forest Service said. Greater Naples Fire Rescue District, Florida Forest Service, Immokalee Fire Control District, and a chopper with Collier County are on scene. Two other brush ...
AN aggressive bushfire which devastated farming communities in southwestern Victoria and tore through dozens of homes has been deemed non-suspicious. Detectives from the Arson and Explosives Squad, along with local police, CFA fire investigators and other agencies have investigated the cause ...

Police on the scene of a large brush fire off of Becker Road near Port St. Lucie Wednesday evening. At least 10 homes have ... Update, 8 p.m.: A road is partially closed in Port St. Lucie and 20 homes were evacuated due to a brush fire, according to the St. Lucie County Fire District. Becker Road ...
Around 6:40 p.m., between four and eight spot fires broke out within minutes of each other on the hillside along westbound Interstate 8 near the West Main Street exit. The fires were extinguished by 7:30 p.m.. Residents in the area said they are relieved their homes were spared from the nearby flames ...
The Caloosahatchee Forestry Fire Center is responding to several brush fires burning in Hendry and Collier counties Tuesday afternoon. A brush fire has been reported in Immokalee close to the Hendry County line. The fire has grown to encompass 800 acres off of SR 29 and is diminishing visibility in ...
Australia has a long history of bushfire disasters. The loss of almost 70 homes in Tathra, New South Wales, and 18 homes in southwest Victoria this week has again reminded us of the risks and huge personal costs of living in a fire-prone country. The risk is increasing as fires the world over are ...

Power lines were the likely cause of the devastating bushfire that swept through the small town of Tathra on the New South Wales south coast on Sunday, a preliminary investigation has found. The investigation by the Rural Fire Service has found "electrical infrastructure on Reedy Swamp Road" as ...
Grant said the residents of Tathra and surrounding areas had understandably been left devastated by the bushfire and the damage it left behind. About 70 houses were lost or damaged in the blaze, which ripped through the town on Sunday afternoon. While no one died, some residents did not receive ...
CALHOUN COUNTY, MI - A firefighter accidentally shot himself in the groin while battling a grass fire off westbound 1-94, authorities said. The Athens firefighter had a concealed-pistol license, police told WWMT Newschannel 3. Emmett Township on Monday, March 19, called for an ambulance to the 100 ...
HEPBURN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Volunteers in Lycoming County aren't sure how long it will take for a firefighter to recover after she was critically injured Sunday on the job. The 62-year-old woman was helping to put out a fire when a truck ran over her. The injured firefighter asked that we not use her name in ...
A FIERCE fire has swept through 1200 hectares of bush and destroyed 69 homes in New South Wales, Australia. The fire engulfed the seaside town of Tathra on 18 March after starting in nearby bushland. A mix of 38°C heat and gusty winds created a “perfect storm”, says Rob Rogers of the New South ...
The fire began around 6 p.m. when Wellton Fire Department was called to assist Tacna Fire Department after reports of a brush fire. After arriving at the scene located at Avenue 35E and County 8th Street, authorities discovered that the riverbed was on fire between the agriculture field and the desert.
A brush fire broke out in trees and debris near Interstate 10 in Coachella Monday afternoon, prompting the evacuation of a nearby homeless encampment and temporarily shutting down power in the communities of Sky Valley and Indio Hills. While the blaze was mostly contained just before 4:30 p.m., the ...
Authorities reopened more than 20 streets to residents and people with belongings at holiday accommodation on Tuesday night. It came soon after the Rural Fire Service officially declared the bushfire contained, about 54 hours after it began. A day of water bombing and cooler temperatures helped crews ...
SYDNEY, Australia -- A devastating weekend fire that continued to rage into Monday consumed at least 69 homes in southern New South Wales, the state's rural fire service said. The blaze began midday Sunday in Tarraganda, southeast of Bega, and quickly crossed the Bega River before ... Australia
Tathra on the New South Wales far south coast has been left devastated after a fast-moving bushfire ripped through dozens of homes and businesses. It is feared up to 70 properties, including a popular caravan park, were destroyed in the blaze that broke out on Sunday. The fire, fanned by very strong ... Australia
A house destroyed in the bushfires south of Cobden. Photograph: David Crosling/AAP. About 1,700 properties were still without power and Lapsley warned those affected might have to make do for a bit longer because power poles and other infrastructure had been damaged. “To restore the power is a big ... Australia

(WFLA) – A strong shift in wind fanned a previously contained brush fire in Highlands County on Monday. According to the Florida Forest Service, the 220-acre fire was caused by an unauthorized burn on Saturday. The wind shift occurred on Monday around 2 p.m. while firefighters were mopping up. Australia
South Carolina Department of Transportation is reporting a brush fire on I-20 near Clemson Rd. The smoke is causing traffic delays. SC Forest Commission spokesperson Doug Wood says the smoke is from two prescribed burns that occurred on Sunday at Fort Jackson. One prescribed burn was 461 acres. The other was ... Australia
The fire began as a controlled burn, but fire crews are now treating it as a brush fire. It is 70 percent contained. The smoke plume spreads across southern Collier County and Marco Island while ash rains down as the wind keeps switching directions. The fire is deep in the Picayune Strand State Forest ... Australia
A brush fire that shut down traffic near 48th Street and Tuttle Creek Boulevard Saturday burned downed a house in the area, according to WIBW. Hali Rowland, Riley County Police Department public information officer, said the police were aware of the structure fire but did not have any other details. Australia
Several brush fires were reported along the northbound lanes of I-75 between Daniels Parkway and Colonial Boulevard Monday afternoon. (Photo: Michael ... San Carlos Park Fire Department firefighters work on a brush fire neat to the 7/Eleven on Alico Road at Lee Road Monday afternoon. (Photo: ... Australia
There's still a lot of undeveloped land in Pasco County, so there's still a lot of potential for large brush fires,” Pasco Fire says. They'll send extra crews and trucks to every brush call out, just in case. There is no burn ban in place yet. So if you are burning on own, keep it away from your house, in barrel, and ... Australia
Firefighters knocked down a brush fire that erupted Monday afternoon near Sunrise Boulevard and Hiatus Road in Plantation. (Plantation Fire Department / courtesy). Tonya AlanezContact Reporter · Privacy Policy. A brush fire closed Sunrise Boulevard near Hiatus Road in Plantation Monday afternoon. Firefighters had ... Australia
Brush Fire Destroys Structures Near KiowaElbert, Douglas, and Arapahoe County fire agencies responded to a brush fire burning about four miles south of Kiowa Saturday morning. Deadly Pickup Vs. Semi Hit & Run Suspect IdentifiedThe man arrested in the deadly hit-and-run that shut down Interstate 70 ... Australia
Firefighter crews extinguished a brush fire Sunday afternoon near east Colonial Highway and the Alafaya Trail intersection, Florida Forest Service Ranger Michael Facente said. The fire was first reported around 1 p.m. and was said to have been put out about 4:45 p.m. All evacuations in the area have been ... Australia
Brevard County Fire Rescue crews quickly contained a small brush fire burning near the Hammock Landings shopping mall in West Melbourne. The blaze was reported about 4 p.m. Sunday and blackened a small area of brush off of Norfolk Parkway. Fire crews put the fire out a short time later. Australia
On the last day of summer, emergency authorities are starting to think ahead about preparing for bushfires. A tool developed in the ACT to help decide when is the best time to hold a prescribed burn to reduce bushfire fuel loads, is being shared with fire authorities around the country. One of the designers, ... Australia
A Bluffton brush fire made it hard for drivers to see on Bluffton Parkway Tuesday afternoon, according to Bluffton Township Fire District spokesman Capt. Lee Levesque. The fire in the woods south of Bluffton Parkway near Buck Island Road and Ballfield Road involved two vehicles and the surrounding area, ... Australia
The fire began early this afternoon outside of a Marion Township residence on Peavy Road, south of the freeway. Howell Fire Chief Andy Pless tells WHMI wind caused the fire to grow, spreading to approximately 100 acres. Flames eventually neared the road, prompting the closure of D-19 to traffic south of ... Australia
The Meteorological Service of Jamaica will be developing a multi-criteria model for bush fire prediction in the upcoming fiscal year as it seeks to better ... levels, warning dissemination and roles and responsibilities of key actors; and conducting a public education and awareness campaign on bush fires. Australia
A brush fire that began early Tuesday afternoon outside a Marion Township residence burned a large area near the D-19 interchange at Interstate 96 in Marion Township. The brush fire started on Peavy Road south of Howell early Tuesday afternoon and grew to about 100 acres due to wind, Howell Fire ... Australia
MORO - A brush fire in rural Moro spread and fire departments from Holiday Shores, Prairietown, Hamel, and Dorsey responded Tuesday morning. The fire was in both Prairietown and Dorsey's areas, but because of the nature of the brush blaze, mutual aid was called from Hamel and Dorsey. Both Hamel ... Australia
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A brush fire in Grand Traverse County threatened a historic barn. The fire started at a home on Prouty Road off of 5 Mile Road in Grand Traverse County Tuesday afternoon. Crews from Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department said the owner of the five-acre property ... Australia
Alamosa firefighters respond to a brush fire by the Rio Grande behind the Adams State University baseball fields early Sunday afternoon. Firefighters and other emergency personnel were also busy Monday night with two head-on accidents with injuries, one on Highway 285 near Estrella south of Alamosa ... Australia
A small brush fire broke out in Rancho Santa Fe on Monday but was quickly doused. The blaze sparked just before 4 p.m. near Del Dios Highway and Mount Israel Road, according to Cal Fire San Diego. Firefighters kept the fire to roughly half an acre, Cal Fire said. The Rancho Santa Fe Fire District and ... Australia
Card Sound Road is closed Sunday night following a brush fire. (Published Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018). Officials shut down Card Sound Road in the Florida Keys Sunday afternoon due to a brush fire. According to the Sheriff in the Florida keys, traffic remains very heavy in the 18-mile northbound stretch. You can click here to ... Australia
Rural Fire Service firefighters kept busy with three bush fires ... Members of the Rural Fire Service were called to a bush fire near Long Point Road and Belerada Creek north east of Orange on Saturday afternoon. At 3.56pm crews had been reassembled to attend the blaze in the Cabonne Shire, which had ... Australia
Victorian bushfire under control. Emergency services will remain overnight at the scene of a bushfire in Victoria's northwest. Caroline Schelle. Australian Associated PressFebruary 10, 20188:15pm. A fire in Victoria's northwest is now under control after water bombing aircraft and dozens of firetrucks battled the blaze. Australia
Forget the bush, suburban Belconnen records highest number of grass and bush fires over five years ... Meanwhile across the border in New South Wales, firefighters have battled more than 11,000 bush and grass fires so far this bushfire season. High temperatures are forecast to continue, and the bushfire ... Australia
Brush fire started by burning pizza boxes on National Pizza Day. by WTVC. The Dunlap Fire Department received a call about a brush fire near the Dollar General on State Route 28 Friday afternoon. ... When the brush fire team arrived, they found about an acre of grass and wildland had been burned up. Australia
Over the course of this summer, a series of news articles has made me question whether the State Government really appreciates this truth and affords bushfire prevention the attention it deserves. In early January, we learnt the government had ditched its Alert SA emergency services app after it crashed ... Australia
TWO fires south of Perth have burnt six hectares as firefighters continue working to contain the suspicious blazes. The fires were reported at 10.27pm on Friday night and authorities believe they were deliberately lit. By Saturday afternoon, firefighters had contained the blaze but it was not yet under control. Australia
An uncontrolled fire is burning in scrub near Bangham and Frances, near the state's border with Victoria. The fire is travelling north to north-east, close to the Bordertown - Frances Road, My Mi Mi Road, Bangham Road, Will Road and Dabinett Road. CFS have warned residents to stay alert and follow their ... Australia
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service has warned residents near Mt Canobolas to evacuate as an out of control bushfire threatens homes. An emergency warning is in place in the Central Tablelands region of New South Wales, near Orange. Homes are under direct threat and the RFS said residents ... Australia
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The FDNY extinguished a brush fire in Mariners Harbor on Friday morning. Firefighters from about four units responded to the blaze called at 5:11 a.m. at 437 Northfield Ave. The blaze, which extended slightly to a shed, was brought under control around 5:49 a.m., according to a ... Australia
Two fires south of Perth continues to burn out of control after dozens of firefighters spent most of the night fighting the suspicious blazes. The fires were reported at 10.27pm on Friday night and authorities believe they were deliberately lit. Aerial support was called in at dawn and more than 40 firefighters ... Australia
Fire crews responded to a small brush fire Wednesday afternoon in Hopper Canyon, between Santa Paula and Fillmore. The fire was held to about 0.25 acre, officials at the scene said. Crews were expected to stay for mop-up until about 8 p.m.. With windy and dry conditions, the Ventura County Fire ... Australia
The blaze came as severe bushfire conditions were declared for SA's mid-north, the Mount Lofty Ranges and on Yorke Peninsula. Temperatures across the state were pushing into the low-40s on Thursday, with Adelaide forecast to have a top of 39C. The CFS said another uncontrolled fire was burning in ... Australia
The bushfire has burnt about 370ha of land. Pictures: Country Fire Service. The latest report was the blaze surrounded the vehicle but the exact damage was unclear. A total of 60 CFS personnel battled the bushfire overnight with four water bombers assisting. Fifty volunteers from the mainland will fly to the ... Australia


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