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USFA: Analysis of NFIRS Incidents in the Wildland Urban Interface

An Analysis of California NFIRS Data, 2009‑2011     United States Fire Administration The WUI is the area where housing and natural vegetation meet or intermingle. In the coterminous United States, between 1990 and 2010, the size of the WUI increased by ...

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Experts: Oregon Fall 2020 Wildfire Season a Taste of Things to Come

Oregon is now starting fire season amid some of the worst conditions in memory     By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press OTIS, Ore. (AP) — Wildfire smoke was thick when Tye and Melynda Small went to bed on Labor Day, ...

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The Wildfire Diaries, Episode 4

Meet Louis Evert, co-founder of the German organization Forest Fire Watch     Vallfirest   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Vallfirest (@vallfirest)   Learn more about the Wildfire Diaries

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Crews Work to Reinforce Lines at New Mexico’s Johnson Fire

Lightning-caused fire has burned over 38,000 acres     SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument will close this weekend while crews continue efforts to contain a wildfire in the Gila National Forest. The National Park ...

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Drought Hits California Reservoirs as Hot, Dry Summer Nears

Over 1,500 reservoirs are 50% lower than they should be this time of year     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Each year Lake Oroville helps water a quarter of the nation’s crops, sustain endangered salmon ...

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Wildfire in Columbia River Gorge Prompts Evacuations

Milepost 85 Fire burned towards the Google Data Center     THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge near The Dalles, Oregon, prompted Level 3 evacuations Wednesday afternoon and closed local highways. KOIN reports Level ...

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