Author Archives: Peter Prochilo

Colorado Fire Evacuation Aided by Daylight, Road Access

Colorado wildfires

By THOMAS PEIPERT and MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A late-season wildfire pushed by hurricane-force winds tore through two densely populated Denver suburbs and seemed destined to leave a trail of deaths. Yet, only two people are unaccounted ...

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Thousands Flee as CO Wildfires Burn Hundreds of Homes

Colorado wildfires

By PATTY NIEBERG, BRADY McCOMBS and COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — Mike Guanella and his family were relaxing at their Colorado home and looking forward to celebrating a belated family Christmas later Thursday when reports of ...

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Father, Son Arrested in Connection with Caldor Fire

Caldor Fire

By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A father and son were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of starting a massive California wildfire that destroyed many homes and forced tens of thousands of people to flee Lake Tahoe communities ...

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The MARK-3® Watson Edition Brochure Is Now Available

Mark 3 WATERAX Brochure

Learn more about the MARK-3® Watson Edition Pump and all its improved functionalities in a new online brochure, including a detailed performance and technical specifications comparison between the current MARK-3® 185cc and the MARK-3® Watson Edition. Click here to download the brochure.

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Testing: Drop Test

WaterxAx drop test

BUILDING THE RIGHT FRAME FOR THE MARK-3® WATSON EDITION By Gary Da Silva (Source: WATERAX) Room for Improvement MARK-3® fire pumps are often used in rugged environments and extreme situations. They are very durable units which that can endure take ...

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For Tribes, ‘Good Fire’ Key to Restoring Nature and People

Yurok tribe sets prescribed burns

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer WEITCHPEC, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Azzuz stood in prayer on a Northern California mountainside, arms outstretched, grasping a handmade torch of dried wormwood branches, the fuel her Native American ancestors used for generations to ...

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CA Deep in Drought Despite Atmospheric River

Lake Oroville in California

By JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The deluge California received from a powerful atmospheric river made streams and waterfalls come alive while coating mountains with snow, but as the storm headed east to the Plains on Tuesday ...

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Fire That Threatened Lake Tahoe Region Is Now 100-Percent Contained

Caldor Fire long exposure

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The 2-month-old California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region over the summer has been declared 100% contained, officials said. The fire, which scorched more than 346 square miles (896 square kilometers) of ...

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Residents Return as Firefighters Get 87-Percent Containment of Alisal Fire

Firefighter at Alisal fire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Residents who fled the Alisal Fire west of Santa Barbara have been allowed to return home. All evacuation orders and warnings were canceled Sunday afternoon. The fire was 87% contained Monday morning and its size ...

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CA Firefighters Make Progress Corralling Alisal Fire

Firefighter at Alisal Fire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters reported significant progress in corralling a wildfire in Southern California coastal mountains on Friday. The Alisal Fire in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara grew only slightly since Thursday morning to 26.4 ...

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