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PHOENIX -- Firefighters continued to work Wednesday to contain a wildfire that had burned through more than 21,000 acres in eastern Arizona in two weeks. The Rattlesnake Fire had grown to 21,513 acres and had spread to the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, San Carlos Indian Reservation and ...
"Reducing losses from wildfires is a shared responsibility among emergency managers, response agencies and local community members," said Fire Prevention Coordinator Tom Fields with the Oregon Department of Forestry. Through educational, individual and group activities, residents can learn ... wildfire

The hazard mitigation plan lays out actions to help the government prevent and prepare for natural disasters, like landslides, flooding and wildfire. With low snowpack and projections for drought this summer, wildfire is a major concern, and MacDonald said it's not enough that the county is prepared.
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association and the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association invited President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to visit Oklahoma and survey the damage caused by devastating wildfires in the western part of the state. Cattle producers and rural communities ... wildfire
Emergency responders in recent years have been trying to educate the public about the dangers of flying drones around areas where they are operating, especially into or near wildfires, where there can be a host of aircraft battling a blaze. Firefighting planes and helicopters have been grounded at ... Colorado wildfire
FELLSMERE, Fla. (AP) -- A lightning strike in a Treasure Coast state park ignited a 56-acre wildfire. TCPalm.com reports the fire in St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park in Fellsmere was contained about three hours after it was reported Wednesday afternoon. State Wildland Firefighter Brian Torres ...

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones appears to be poised for a fight with the insurance industry over a legislative package supports say will protect survivors of last year's wildfires that struck in the fall. Jones is rallying with state Senators Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, and Bill Dodd, ... wildfire
... The California Insurance Commissioner and two North Bay state legislators who represent Wine County are urging the legislature to approve proposed laws to protect wildfire survivors from insurance industry practices that are leaving many of them underinsured. In the wake of the North Bay wildfires ...
An estimated 1,500 head of cattle have died following wildfires in Oklahoma that have burned for nearly two weeks, and that projection could increase. Reports from the Oklahoma ... wildfire containment has been aided by much needed rainfall in the area from April 20-21. The moisture was equal or ...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Ongoing drought and wildfires have cattle ranchers in at least five Southwestern U.S. states scrambling for hay or pastureland, while others are selling off some of their herds. Extreme and exceptional drought conditions have contributed to wildfires in Colorado, Kansas, ... Colorado
“New vegetation comes up and it's moist and green and that's usually about a month, third week of May.” Nelson urged homeowners cleaning up their yards to get a proper burn permit through their local fire department or online from the state at MaineBurnPermit.com. Don't try to fight any wildfires yourself, ... Colorado
ESSEX, Vt. (WCAX) Authorities say a large grass fire in Essex Monday was sparked by a three-year-old playing in his backyard. Emergency responders shut down Old Colchester Road because of the blaze. Firefighters say the it took place on private property and that it caused $50,000 worth of damage. Colorado
PORT ALLEGANY — The Star Hose Fire Department responded to a report of a wildfire near U.S. Route 6 in Liberty Township Sunday afternoon. The fire, which was called in by property owner Jody Postlewaite at 1:56 p.m., had spread from a barrel that was being used to burn waste. When firefighters ... Colorado
Last summer was particularly smoky in the Pacific Northwest. Wildfire smoke drifted across the region from Portland to Seattle to east of the Cascade Mountains. Officials often urge communities near wild areas, also known as the wildland-urban interface, to prepare for wildfires. Coefield wants communities ... Colorado
PRESCOTT, AZ - State Route 89 has reopened south of Prescott for a wildfire. The Arizona Department of Transportation said the northbound and southbound lanes of SR-89 are alternating through the area near milepost 290 due to the fire. The fire is burning near Wilhoit, south of Prescott. According to the ... Colorado
Officials with the Council Bluffs Fire Department said the smoke seen over downtown Omaha on Sunday is the result of fires burning along the Missouri River. Advertisement. Timelapse: Council Bluffs wildfire. Loading more articles... Advertisement. Oklahoma hospital uses remote control cars to take children to surgery. Colorado
Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma, a blaze that's resulted in the death of one person. Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander said that one person has been questioned, but not arrested, about a fire that began April 12 near Vici, ... Colorado

An area north of Williams has been ordered to evacuate as a nearby wildfire grows, according to Coconino County Officials. The fire started as a structure fire near milepost 216 by Highway 64 before it quickly spread to brush. It has since grown to 160 acres, fire officials said. Aircraft and multiple fire crews ... Colorado
The wildfire that burned across 42,795 acres of grass and brush southeast of Colorado Springs was human-caused, authorities confirmed Sunday, and investigators are trying to determine whether it was deliberate. And firefighters along Colorado's Front Range are anticipating one of the most difficult ... Colorado
Series of articles on wildfires wins Pulitzer Prize. A series of articles about wildland fire won a Pulitzer Prize for authors Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart of the Los Angeles Times. The articles about the current state of wildfire management were extremely well written and exhaustively researched, due in part to ... Colorado
Mike McComb would be one of the key City Hall figures to respond to a wildfire in Park City. As well as a flood, an earthquake or an act of terrorism. McComb recently became Park City's second-ever emergency program manager, succeeding the retired Hugh Daniels. It is a position that oftentimes works in ... Colorado
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The fires that raged across the North Bay are one of the worst disasters in California history. Forty-three people were killed, and thousands of homes were burned to the ground. “What happened in the North Bay counties, it's sad, but it did open a lot of work,” said Mike Schulte ... Colorado
Last summer was particularly smoky in the Pacific Northwest. Wildfire smoke drifted across the region from Portland to Seattle to east of the Cascade Mountains. Officials often urge communities near wild areas, also known as the wildland-urban interface, to prepare for wildfires. Coefield wants communities ... Colorado
DENVER – The 117 wildfire in El Paso and Pueblo counties was human-caused, officials revealed Saturday. An official with the Rocky Mountain Area Type 2 Incident Management Team told Denver7 that while the cause of the fire is now known, the method of ignition – an unattended camp fire, a cigarette ... Colorado
Livestock producers who lost animals to recent wildfires may qualify for the USDA Farm Service Agency's Livestock Indemnity Program. “LIP provides assistance to producers who have experienced abnormal livestock mortality due to a number of eligible loss conditions, among them adverse weather, some ... Colorado
To help meet the climate-driven challenge of increasing wildfires and extreme weather events, PG&E announced a comprehensive Community Wildfire Safety Program. To learn more, please visit www.pgecurrents.com . One of the actions of this program is expanding the PG&E's weather forecasting and ... Colorado
The two largest wildfires are the only ones reported burning as of Saturday morning, according to OFS, after dozens of fires have been fought across the ... Oklahoma Farmers Union Foundation — make checks payable to Farmers Union Foundation, Inc., with “Wildfire Relief” in the memo line and mail to the ... Colorado
As a result, brush has grown extremely dry, allowing wildfires to flourish across the area. The recent rainfall helped to bolster containment of the Rhea Fire in western Oklahoma from 15 percent on Thursday, April 19, to 49 percent on Saturday, April 21, according to InciWeb. The fire has burned nearly ... Colorado
BERNARDO, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico State Forestry officials say a wildfire in Socorro County has shut down Highway 116, just north of Bernardo. Officials say the fire started around 3:00 p.m. and is threatening 10 to 15 homes in the area. The fire is estimated at 30 acres. New Mexico State Forestry and ... Colorado
Smoke exposure from massive wildfires may ramp up the risk of heart attacks, heart failure and coronary disease, according to a new study. Researchers from UC San Francisco, the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reviewed more than 1 million ... Colorado
A Cibola National Forest official has apologized for approving a prescribed burn that started a wildfire that has burned 14.5 square miles (37.56 sq. ... Anthony Pacheco said officials on April 11 halted the burn because of a windy forecast but that blowing debris from the burn started the wildfire the next day. Colorado
MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- UPDATE: I-70 between Loma and Fruita reopened Friday morning after crews made progress containing the fire on both sides of the interstate. The fire has burned more than 200 acres, and no structures or homes are threatened at this time, according to the sheriff's ... Colorado
A wildfire in Colorado near Fruita in western Colorado closed a section of I-70 Thursday and Friday morning. The fire is believed to have been sparked by a campfire on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. The interstate reopened several hours later. At least 23 homes were destroyed by a blaze that ... Colorado
Those people reporting feelings of sadness and depression tripled in the year and a half since the wildfires, and those saying they'd lost pleasure in things more than doubled. 17 percent of survivors said they had received counseling for depression following the fires, and 21 percent sought help for anxiety. Colorado
A storm is forecast to bring drenching rain along a 1,500-mile-long swath, including areas in drought and experiencing dangerous wildfires, in the southern United States, spanning late this week to early next week. A large portion of the Southwest and southern High Plains is experiencing severe to ... Colorado
(CBS4) – A wildfire that shut down a stretch of Interstate 70 in western Colorado three different times over the past 24 hours continues give firefighters ... See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile), the deadliest (Storm King) and largest wildfire ... Colorado
A storm is forecast to bring drenching rain along a 1,500-mile-long swath, including areas in drought and experiencing dangerous wildfires, in the southern United States, spanning late this week to early next week. A large portion of the Southwest and southern High Plains is experiencing severe to ... Colorado
The fire began under unknown causes on April 12 in Rhea, Oklahoma, and has spread through 283,095 acres with only 15 percent of the perimeter contained, according to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. At least 214 personnel are on the scene. As of Thursday, the 34 Complex has burned ... Colorado
The foundation gave 885 families who were victims of the November 2016 Gatlinburg wildfires immediate cash assistance in December 2016; almost 1,000 families received some form of assistance, including gifts and donations from other organizations. Support local journalism: Subscribe today. Of those ... Colorado
The largest is in Dewey County, where more than 375 square miles (970 square kilometers) have been charred. Hundreds of people have been evacuated . There also are at least a dozen wildfires in Texas, including a 12 square mile (31 square kilometer) fire in Wheeler County in the Panhandle. Colorado
Strong winds -- including gusts of 40 to 50 mph -- and dry conditions mean parts of Texas and Oklahoma are at extreme risk for wildfires Saturday. Wildfires have been burning for a few ... Mary Fallin announced a state of emergency for 52 counties because of wildfire and drought conditions. "I'm asking all ... Colorado
A wildfire burning over 200,000 acres in Oklahoma has killed at least one person and is rapidly spreading. Source: HLN · CNN Original Series on CNNgo. Watch Full episode on. Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. HFR SEPTEMBER 13 -- USE FOR MACEDONIA PROJECT ONLY · Fake news machine ... Colorado
The study, based on emergency room visits during California's 2015 wildfire season, should put people with risk factors on guard as the next fire season rolls around, the authors said. Hospitals and health care providers should be prepared for surging patient needs in the midst of wildfires, particularly as ... Colorado
OKLAHOMA - More than 365,000 acres have burned in western Oklahoma, with much of it coming from large wildfires in Dewey and Woodward counties. Dewey County officials tell News 4 a woman was found dead inside her burned vehicle. They are investigating her death as a homicide. Officials say if ... Colorado
Horses Evacuated During Wildfire Return to San Diego Stables. Hundreds of thoroughbred horses evacuated during a wildfire late last year are being returned to their home at the San Luis Rey Training Center near San Diego. April 14, 2018, at 3:32 p.m.. Horses Evacuated During Wildfire Return to San Diego Stables. Colorado
WATCH: Storm tracker narrowly escapes Oklahoma wildfires. 0 ... Storm tracker Marty Logan was trying to rescue cows from a wildfire when the flames grew. ... Firefighters from around Oklahoma have been busy as several wildfires have flared up all around the state, according to our affiliates at KWTV. Colorado
Residents in northwestern Oklahoma were evacuated after multiple wildfires broke out Thursday evening. According to the Oklahoma Forestry ... 6:05PM – Unbelievable presentation of wildfires burning in W Oklahoma on satellite; this is something you never want to see. Visible satellite shows long smoke ... Colorado
Two other wildfires burning in southeast New Mexico are threatening homes. A 200-acre fire burning east of Highway 246 has forced at least seven homes to evacuate in Capitan. 206 FIRE. The other fire is an estimated 60,000 acres and is between Tatum and Milnesand. At least 12 homes on Bledsoe ... Colorado
A wildfire burning in eastern Arizona had grown to about 400 acres Thursday evening, officials said. The Rattlesnake Fire was burning about 25 miles southwest of Alpine, according to the U.S. Forest Service and the BIA Forestry and Wildlife Management agency. High winds on Thursday contributed to the ... Colorado
Bladon notes that for nearly a half-century through the late 1990s, wildfire trends were either holding steady or declining. "All of a sudden there's an inflection point and it goes up in terms of area burned," he said. "We had been spending as a nation $500 million a year fighting wildfires, and since 2000 that's ... Colorado


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