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Oregon Wildfire Burns Two Structures

Tankers and hotshots at work near Beatty     BEATTY, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire burning in south central Oregon has destroyed two structures, officials said. The Herald and News reported Monday that firefighters had made significant progress on the ...

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Cape Town Wildfire Under Control

University buildings badly damaged     By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Firefighters in Cape Town finally brought a wildfire under control Monday after it swept across the slopes of the city’s famed Table Mountain, ...

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Wildfire Burns Cape Town, South Africa University

Other buildings caught fire     By ANDREW MELDRUM Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A wildfire raging on the slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain spread to the University of Cape Town, burning the historic campus library and forcing the ...

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Dry Tinderbox Conditions Raise Concern About New England Drought

Potential trouble in several states     The Associated Press A messy nor’easter wasn’t enough to make up for a lack of late-season snow and dry spring weather, which is causing worries of another summer drought in New England, officials ...

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Southern New Mexico National Forest Sets Fire Restrictions

High fire danger and drought conditions     ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico is restricting campfires and other potential starters of wildfires because of high fire danger tied to ongoing drought conditions. The ...

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Fire Crews Control Oregon City Brush Fire

Brush fire burned approximately 40 acres     OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A brush fire Friday near Oregon City that prompted some “Go Now” evacuations for residents in about a dozen homes was deemed “controlled” at about 6 p.m., ...

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California Utility Rebuked for Neglect in Reducing Wildfire Risk

First step in a process that could eventually lead to revoking PG&E’s utility license     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are stepping up their oversight of Pacific Gas & Electric after finding ...

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Fire Danger High Friday in Northwest Oregon

Red flag warning includes Portland     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dry and windy conditions combined with unseasonably warm temperatures are elevating fire danger Friday into the weekend in much of Northwest Oregon including Portland, according to the National Weather ...

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Regulators Cast Doubt on California Utility’s Plans

Regulators could eventually revoke PG&E’s utility license     By MIKE LIEDTKE Associated Press SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — California power regulators are poised to reprimand Pacific Gas & Electric for continuing to neglect its electrical grid that has ignited ...

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Dry Conditions Triple Number of Fires in Oregon

Fire danger is expected to increase     SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Forestry said Tuesday the number of small wildfires has tripled this spring partly because of dry conditions across Oregon. The agency said Tuesday they’ve ...

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