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CA, NV Governors Tour Site of Massive Wildfires

Firefighter with drip torch at Dixie Fire

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The governors of California and Nevada on Wednesday planned to tour the state line area blackened by one of two massive wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes in the U.S. West. Cooler weather and ...

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The Dixie Fire Burns Homes as Wildfires Scorch West

Firefighters battle burning structure at Dixie Fire

INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — California’s largest wildfire merged with a smaller blaze and destroyed homes in rugged and remote areas, as numerous other fires burned across the U.S. West. The Dixie Fire had already leveled over a dozen houses ...

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Western Wildfires: CA Fire Crosses into NV

Bear trapped in tree at Bootleg Fire

By HAVEN DALEY Associated Press GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire crossed into Nevada, prompting new evacuations, but better weather has been helping crews battling the nation’s largest blaze in southern Oregon. The Tamarack Fire south of Lake ...

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PG&E: Our Equipment Is Possibly Linked to Big Wildfire

Jessica Bell takes a video at the Dixie Fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric reported to California utility regulators that its equipment may have been involved in the start of a fire burning in the Sierra Nevada that is threatening hundreds of homes. PG&E said in ...

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Dangerous Conditions Complicate Wildfire Fight in Western U.S.

Fire cloud

BLY, Ore. (AP) — Erratic winds and dry lightning added to the dangers for crews battling the nation’s largest wildfire on Monday in parched Oregon forests, just one of dozens burning across several Western states. The destructive Bootleg Fire, one ...

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Fuel Shortage Could Ground Firefighting Aircraft

Aircraft makes drop on wildland fire

By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious wildfire season, potentially endangering surrounding communities. ...

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CA and Other Western Parts Broil and Burn

Sugar fire in California

(Associated Press) Firefighters working in searing heat struggled to contain the largest wildfire in California this year while state power operators urged people to conserve energy after a huge wildfire in neighboring Oregon disrupted the flow of electricity from three ...

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Two Killed in Plane Crash Responding to AZ Wildfire

Cedar Basin Fire map

WIKIEUP, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities on Sunday were at the scene of the crash of a small plane that killed two crew members responding to a wildfire in northwestern Arizona. Both people aboard the Beechcraft King Air C-90 aircraft ...

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Firefighters Defend AK Resort from Advancing Wildfire

Alaska wildfire

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A wildfire was about 100 yards (91 meters) from a vacation destination in interior Alaska on Tuesday morning, but fire officials expressed confidence Chena Hot Springs Resort would be spared. “They’re pretty confident that they’re going ...

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One of Three Big CA Wildfires Still a Threat to Homes

California wildfires

Associated Press A week-old wildfire in Northern California continued to pose a threat to buildings Tuesday while firefighters increased containment of two other big forest fires in the region. The Salt Fire in the Shasta Lake area north of Redding ...

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