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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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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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CA Wildfires Destroy Mobile Homes; One Man Burned

Firefighter with tree on vehicle after high wind event

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Destructive California wildfires driven by intense winds caused damage at two mobile home parks, destroying some trailers, and one person suffered burns, officials said. The fires on Monday also toppled trees, whipped up blinding dust clouds ...

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Does Forest Thinning Slow Spread of Catastrophic Wildfires? Fuel Reduction Efforts Spark Division

Dixie Fire in California

By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters and numerous studies credit intensive forest thinning projects with helping save communities like those recently threatened near Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada, but dissent from some environmental advocacy groups ...

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Four Injured by Falling Tree at KNP Complex Fire in CA

KNP Complex Fire

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Four people injured when a tree fell on them as they were working inside a Northern California wildfire have been released from the hospital, officials said Friday. One is an employee with the California Department ...

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