Author Archives: Bill Carey

California Prepares to Prevent Rolling Blackouts

“This summer will be an important test for the state,”     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s top energy regulators on Tuesday said the state is better prepared to avoid last summer’s rotating blackouts, but ...

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New Jersey Forest Fires Contained

No buildings damaged in either fire     PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters have fully contained both forest fires that have been burning in the New Jersey Pinelands in recent days, and state officials have imposed restrictions on outdoor fire ...

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Unpermitted Brush Fire Causes Two Day Forest Fire in Vermont

10 fire departments responded to the fire     KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An unpermitted brush fire that got out of control sparked a two-day forest fire in steep terrain in Killington over the weekend, the fire chief said. New ...

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Firefighters Make Progress on Los Angeles Wildfire

Fire was 32% contained on Tuesday     LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters on Tuesday increased containment of a Los Angeles wildfire and officials identified the man suspected of starting the blaze that prompted evacuations in canyon neighborhoods. Ramon Rodriguez ...

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Massachusetts Brush Fire Spreads to Nearly 1,000 Acres

Fire is believed to be the largest since 1999     NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — A western Massachusetts brush fire has spread across nearly 1,000 acres (405 hectares) and is now the state’s largest wildland fire in more than ...

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Firefighters Contain One New Jersey Wildfire as Second Starts

Second fire burns in the Brendan Byrne State Forest     By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — As New Jersey firefighters gained control of one forest fire in the heavily wooded Pinelands region, a second ...

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U.S. Wildland Firefighting Force Urged to Get Vaccinated

Camps to operate with multiple precautions to reduce coronavirus infections     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With a potentially ferocious wildfire season threatening to ignite across the western U.S., a push is on to persuade ...

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Wildfire Consumes Hundreds of Acres in Southern New Jersey

Forest fire has burned at least 600 acres     By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters were making progress Monday against a forest fire that had burned hundreds of acres in the New Jersey ...

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Large Brush Fire Scorches Western Massachusetts

One firefighter injured in East Mountain fire     NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — An 800-acre (324-hectare) brush fire in western Massachusetts that started late last week is thought to be the largest in the state in more than a ...

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Lawsuit Seeks $103M from Oregon Public Utilities Over Wildfire

The Holiday Farm fire killed one person and destroyed 430 homes     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of 70 landowners in Oregon’s McKenzie River Valley seeks $103 million from Lane Electric Cooperative and Eugene Water ...

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