Author Archives: Bill Carey

Crews Make Steady Gains on Wildfire in Rural Arizona

The Telegraph Fire destroyed 20 structures     SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Smoke will be visible for days or possibly weeks in south-central Arizona where crews continue to strengthen the perimeter around a wildfire. Nearly 1,000 firefighters focused Sunday on ...

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Fallen Wyoming Smokejumper Honored by Fellow Wildland Firefighters

“My son died, but not in vain and not for nothing.”     CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Fellow wildland firefighters, U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon paid tribute during a weekend memorial for Tim Hart, ...

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Report: California Encourages Rebuilding in Fire-Prone Areas

1.4 million California homes are in areas identified as having a high risk of burning     By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California state and local officials are encouraging rebuilding in areas destroyed by wildfires ...

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Vallfirest Tactical Unit 1

Wildfires are changing, firefighting tools need a change too.     Vallfirest A multi-functional module designed to handle any type of wildland fire emergency. Read More

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Wildfire Casts Plume of Smoke Over Las Vegas

Wildfire has burned over 200 acres     LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire officials said Thursday that crews were battling a wildfire that forced a precautionary evacuation of a Boy Scout camp and cast a huge plume of smoke into ...

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Arizona Governor Tours Wildfire Sites, Calls for Special Legislation

Ducey to request more money for firefighters     By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday called a special session of the state Legislature to boost wildfire funding as two large wildfires continue ...

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Crews Mop Up Wildfire Southwest of Carson City, Nevada

The Jacks Valley Fire showed extreme fire behavior during the initial attack     CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Crews on Thursday were mopping up a wind-driven wildfire that resulted in evacuations and power outages but no structure damage in ...

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Montana Crews Likely to Fight Wildfires in Other States

State is relatively better off in fire risks     By AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A historic drought in the southwestern U.S. means Montana firefighters will likely be asked to help other states handle blazes ...

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Wildfires Smolder Across Drought-Stricken Southwest

The drought, coupled with rising temperatures, has led to widespread fire restrictions     By TERRY TANG Associated Press A wildfire in Arizona that had neighboring New Mexico breathing in smoke was one of several blazes scorching the drought-stricken Southwest, ...

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Oregon Officials React to Drought and Wildfire Risks

Emergency plans and new evacuation zones     By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In northeast Oregon’s Union County, the snowpack is so thin that it has completely melted away in measurement sites. Rivers are running lower, ...

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