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Canada Hunts for Survivors of Fire that Destroyed Small Town

Firefighter that destroyed Lytton

By JIM MORRIS Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Officials on Friday hunted for any missing residents of a British Columbia town destroyed by wildfire as the Canadian province’s chief coroner said reports suggest two people have died as ...

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Wildfire Threatens British Columbia Village That Hit 121°F

Sparks Lake fire

LYTTON, British Columbia (AP) — A wildfire amid a record heat wave in western Canada has forced authorities to order residents to evacuate a village in British Columbia that smashed the country’s record for hottest temperature three days in a ...

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CA Wildfire Grows; Evacuation Orders Still in Effect

Firefighter at Lava Fire in California

WEED, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that has put thousands of people under evacuation orders in Northern California grew substantially but firefighters had some success against the flames, authorities said Wednesday. The fire covered more than 27 square miles (70 ...

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U.S. Seeks Ways to Recruit, Retain Wildland Firefighters

WIldland firefighters

By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. wildfire managers are considering shifting from seasonal to full-time firefighting crews to deal with what has become a year-round wildfire season and making the jobs more attractive by increasing pay ...

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Report: California Governor Overstated Fire Prevention Work

Fuel reduction efforts dropped from the year before     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vastly overstated wildfire prevention work completed by his administration, according to a Capital Public Radio investigation released Wednesday. State fire officials ...

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Fear of Wildfires Forces Forest Closures Across Arizona

High fire danger and resources running thin     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When temperatures are sweltering in Arizona’s desert areas, people head to the forests to camp, hike, fish and just cool off. But ...

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Montana Man Arrested for Causing Wildfire Near Yellowstone

Over two dozens homes and structures destroyed     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was arrested Wednesday for causing a fire near Yellowstone National Park that has burned 46 square miles (120 square kilometers) and torched more than ...

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Good Weather Aids Firefighters on California’s Coastal Range

The Willow Fire is 13% contained     BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — An influx of moist and cool ocean air was helping to suppress a forest fire burning in California coastal mountains near a remote Buddhist monastery south of ...

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Vacaville, CA Prescribed Burn

Controlled burn and training     Solana NewsNet May 26, 2021: Crews from the Vacaville Fire Department and nearby allied agencies set fire to dry vegetation on Callen Hill near Allison Drive on Wednesday as part of a controlled burn ...

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Burning Body Found at Ohio Brush Fire

Homicide in Franklin County     COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The death of a woman whose burning body was found last week in a wooded area of a small central Ohio community has been ruled a homicide, authorities said Tuesday. ...

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