Author Archives: Bill Carey

Report: California Governor Overstated Fire Prevention Work

Fuel reduction efforts dropped from the year before     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vastly overstated wildfire prevention work completed by his administration, according to a Capital Public Radio investigation released Wednesday. State fire officials ...

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Fear of Wildfires Forces Forest Closures Across Arizona

High fire danger and resources running thin     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When temperatures are sweltering in Arizona’s desert areas, people head to the forests to camp, hike, fish and just cool off. But ...

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Montana Man Arrested for Causing Wildfire Near Yellowstone

Over two dozens homes and structures destroyed     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was arrested Wednesday for causing a fire near Yellowstone National Park that has burned 46 square miles (120 square kilometers) and torched more than ...

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Good Weather Aids Firefighters on California’s Coastal Range

The Willow Fire is 13% contained     BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — An influx of moist and cool ocean air was helping to suppress a forest fire burning in California coastal mountains near a remote Buddhist monastery south of ...

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Vacaville, CA Prescribed Burn

Controlled burn and training     Solana NewsNet May 26, 2021: Crews from the Vacaville Fire Department and nearby allied agencies set fire to dry vegetation on Callen Hill near Allison Drive on Wednesday as part of a controlled burn ...

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Burning Body Found at Ohio Brush Fire

Homicide in Franklin County     COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The death of a woman whose burning body was found last week in a wooded area of a small central Ohio community has been ruled a homicide, authorities said Tuesday. ...

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Monks Join Fight Against California’s Willow Fire

The monks train every year with professional firefighters     BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A group of firefighting monks was ready to defend a Buddhist monastery being threatened Tuesday by a wildfire burning in the rugged central coast mountains ...

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Western Wildfires Force Evacuations, Shut Down Recreation

More large wildfires were burning in Arizona than anywhere else in the country     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire in northern Arizona crept closer to the region’s largest city Tuesday, threatening to force ...

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U.S. Wildfire Officials See Increasing Demand for Firefighters

47 large fires are currently burning across the U.S.     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. wildfire officials expecting increased fire activity and more demand for firefighters and equipment have raised the national preparedness to ...

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Calls to Increase Prescribed Burns Face Obstacles

“The program has to last forever.”     By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In the 1950s, when University of California forestry professor Harold Biswell experimented with prescribed burns in the state’s pine forests, many people thought ...

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