Author Archives: Bill Carey

Drought Contributes to Increase in North Dakota Wildfires

State has experienced more fires to date than all of last year     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The number of wildfires this year in North Dakota has increased significantly, according to state officials, who cite extremely dry conditions. Data ...

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U.S. West Faces Record Heat and Intensifying Risk of Wildfires

Excessive heat stretched from southeast California across Arizona and Nevada and into New Mexico     By ANITA SNOW Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Dangerous, record-busting heat spread across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday and into parts of Utah, Montana ...

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Californians May Be Asked to Conserve Power During Heat Wave

Wildfires could be the first use of “Flex Alert”     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California residents may be asked to reduce electricity use this week to avert rolling blackouts amid a heat wave that threatens to strain the state’s ...

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Wind Stirs Up Wildfires in Montana and Wyoming

Excessive heat warnings across parts of each state     BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A sweltering heat wave smashed daily temperature records in Montana and Wyoming and complicated the fight to corral several large wildfires, as gusts fanned the blazes ...

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Wildfire Keeps Several Rural Arizona Communities Evacuated

The Telegraph Fire has burned nearly 140,000 acres     SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Several rural communities in south-central Arizona remain in evacuation mode because of a wildfire, one of several that have been burning around the state for over ...

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Uncooperative Witnesses Stall New Jersey Forest Fire Investigation

Fire burned over 160 acres and jumped the Garden State Parkway     LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Ocean County say the investigation into a March forest fire in Lakewood and Brick townships has stalled due to uncooperative witnesses. ...

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Southern California Receives Two Large Firefighting Helicopters

Boeing Chinook helitankers already at work over Ventura County     By AMY TAXIN Associated Press LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Southern California fire agencies are getting two large-scale helicopters that can each carry up to 3,000 gallons (11.356 liters) ...

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Arizona Legislature to Hold Special Wildfire Funding Session

Between $10 million and $20 million would be needed     By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature will convene in special session this week to consider adding $100 million in funding for fighting wildfires and ...

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New Evacuation Orders in Arizona’s Telegraph Fire

Officials hope to reach full containment by June 20     SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — A flare-up with an ongoing wildfire in south-central Arizona is leading to the evacuation of two rural communities. The Gila County Sheriff’s Office on Monday ...

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Nevada’s Sandy Valley Fire 90% Contained

Target shooting is believed to be the cause of the wildfire     LAS VEGAS (AP) — Crews that have been fighting a wildfire on federal land in southern Nevada say it is nearly fully contained. Officials with the Bureau ...

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