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What Are Some Key Decisions in Fighting Wildfires?

Firefighters bathed in the light of the Caldor Fire

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Thousands of wildfires ignite in the U.S. each year, and each one requires firefighters to make quick decisions, often in difficult conditions like high winds and lightning. Crews and managers ...

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CA Wildfire Threat High Despite Progress near Tahoe

Firefighters at Caldor Fire in South Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — California could be on track for one of its worst fire seasons ever as hotter, drier conditions across the north raise the threat of new fires or existing ones flaring into dangerous life, officials ...

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Lake Tahoe Wildfire Seemed Controllable, Then It Wasn’t

Firefighters at Caldor Fire

By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Just last week, managers overseeing the fight against the massive wildfire scorching California’s Lake Tahoe region thought they could have it contained by the start of this week. Instead, the Caldor ...

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CA Wildfire Approaches Lake Tahoe After Mass Evacuation

Two firefighters create a fuel break as the Caldor Fire burns near homes

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A ferocious wildfire swept toward Lake Tahoe on Tuesday just hours after roads were clogged with fleeing cars when the entire California resort city of South Lake Tahoe was ordered to evacuate and communities ...

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CA Winds Shifting as Wildfire Battles Go On

Fire truck at French fire

By SAM METZ and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — California weather was heating up and winds were shifting Thursday as more than 14,000 firefighters battled wildfires up and down the state, including a major blaze ...

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Officials: Firefighter Dies While Working OR Wildfire

Gales Fire in Oregon

OAKRIDGE, Ore. (AP) — A firefighter died Monday while battling a wildfire southeast of Eugene, Oregon, officials said. Bryan Cutchen, Oakridge city administrator and acting fire chief, said the death is suspected to have been caused by a tree falling ...

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CA Firefighters Battle a Dozen Large Wildfires

CAL Fire vehicles at wildfires in the West

MATHER, Calif. (AP) — More than 13,500 firefighters were working Monday to contain a dozen large California wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of people to flee to safety. After an extensive review of fire damage, ...

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French Riviera Wildfire Not Spreading But Still Uncontrolled

Le Luc wildfire

LE LUC, France (AP) — Firefighters have tamed but not fully controlled a huge wildfire blazing through the backcountry of the French Riviera, a regional administrator said Friday. The prefect of the Var region, Evence Richard, told reporters that the ...

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Dozens of Homes Burn as CA Wildfire Siege Continues

Long-exposure shot of the Dixie Fire

GRIZZLY FLATS, Calif. (AP) — A small wildfire swept through a mobile home park, leaving dozens of homes in ashes, the latest in a series of explosive blazes propelled by gusts that have torn through Northern California mountains and forests. ...

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Winds Drive Nation’s Largest Wildfire Toward CA City

Dixie Fire burns home

SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters faced dangerously windy weather Tuesday as they struggled to keep the nation’s largest wildfire from moving toward a Northern California city and other small mountain communities. Forecasters issued red flag warnings of critical fire weather ...

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