Author Archives: Bill Carey

Wildfires Burn in Utah Amid Extreme Drought Conditions

State is in its worst drought in decades     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several wildfires were burning Wednesday in Utah amid hot, dry and windy conditions and with most of the state mired in extreme drought. The largest ...

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Fire Crews Get a Small Hold on Arizona Wildfire

Telegraph Fire is 20% contained     GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters in south-central Arizona have gained a toehold against a massive wildfire that has burned at least five structures and forced thousands of people to evacuate rural towns and ...

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Early Start to Wildfire Season Begins in Northeast Oregon

Wildfires combined have burned 9,000 acres     LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) — Forest managers in northeast Oregon declared on Tuesday an early start to the 2021 fire season, with conditions resembling those that would be typical for mid-summer, as ...

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Utah Governor Calls for Reduced Water Usage During Drought

Approximately 90% of the state is in an extreme drought category     By SOPHIA EPPOLITO Associated Press/Report for America SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox urged residents and businesses to cut down on their water usage ...

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Rural Arizona Residents Wait as Telegraph Fire Grows

Wildfire has burned 112 square miles     By TERRY TANG Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Firefighters in Arizona were fighting Tuesday to gain a foothold into a massive wildfire, one of two that has forced thousands of evacuations in ...

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Bringing Tech Innovation to Wildfires

Four recommendations for smarter firefighting as megafires menace the U.S.     Natasha Stavros, University of Colorado Boulder (THE CONVERSATION) Record-breaking fires over the past decade suggest the western U.S. has entered a new era of megafires. Fire itself is ...

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Expert: Oregon Hazard Tree Removal Program Working

Independent review examines recently marked trees     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An independent forester hired to do a hasty review of the state’s controversial hazard tree removal program has concluded that 96% of the 2,200 trees he recently examined ...

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Cooler Weather Aids Firefighters in Oregon

Joseph Canyon Fire has scorched 4,000 acres     By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters were getting the upper hand Monday on a wildfire burning on the Oregon-Washington border, aided by cooler temperatures and moderating winds, ...

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Arizona’s Telegraph Fire Causes New Evacuation Orders

Immediate evacuation order for part of Miami     SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Residents near a town in south-central Arizona are the latest to evacuate as one of two wildfires, fueled by gusty winds and dry weather, grew overnight, authorities ...

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