Author Archives: Bill Carey

Oregon Governor Calls on Lawmakers to Approve Wildfire Aid

Governor Brown seeks approval of aid due to pandemic and wildfires     By SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown is calling Oregon lawmakers back to the Capitol for a one-day special session, ...

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New Weather Station to Help New Hampshire Wildfire Prevention

Fourth permanent one in the state     WARREN, N.H. (AP) — A new weather station in northern New Hampshire will assist with wildfire prevention. The Remote Automated Weather Station at the Warren Fish Hatchery is a solar-powered station that ...

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Groups Blast President’s Logging Plan Aimed at Reducing Wildfires

Rules fast-track projects to benefit logging, grazing and mining     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Conservation groups are blasting a Trump administration decision officials said will reduce wildfires by streamlining environmental reviews of timber salvage ...

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Family of Pilot Killed in California Wildfire Files Lawsuit

Fournier radioed to say his hydraulics appeared to be failing     By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a veteran helicopter pilot who died when his aircraft crashed as he was dropping water over ...

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California Fire Danger Eases as Winds Ease

Santa Ana winds fade     LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wildfire danger eased in Southern California on Wednesday as warm and dry Santa Ana winds faded and developing onshore flow was expected to spread cooling inland. Firefighters stopped brushfires in ...

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Winds Bring Southern California Power Cuts

Santa Ana winds expected to grow in strength.     LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gusty, dry Santa Ana winds swept parts of Southern California on Monday, forcing utilities to begin targeted power cuts to prevent electrical equipment from sparking and ...

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Wildfire Operations Boss Still on the Job During Retirement

“Every assignment is kind of an adventure.”   SAM MCMANIS Arizona Daily Sun FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Back home in Flagstaff, retirement resumed, Buck Wickham looks none the worse for wear. Another fire season will come, soon enough, and he ...

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PG&E Rate Hike Aimed at Improvements to Ease Fire Risk

An average increase of 8%   By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric’s household customers will be hit with an average rate increase of 8% to help the once-bankrupt utility pay for ...

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California Winds Ease but Fire Danger Remains High

Santa Ana winds hit 50 mph to 85 mph at time     CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful winds that pushed wildfires through Southern California, burning several homes and injuring two firefighters, began easing but forecasters ...

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Winds Push Wildfire Through Southern California Canyons

Fire in Orange County’s Silverado Canyon began as a house fire     By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful winds pushed flames through Southern California canyons early Thursday as an out-of-control wildfire burned near homes and ...

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