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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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Nevada’s Sandy Valley Fire 90% Contained

Target shooting is believed to be the cause of the wildfire     LAS VEGAS (AP) — Crews that have been fighting a wildfire on federal land in southern Nevada say it is nearly fully contained. Officials with the Bureau ...

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Wildfire Casts Plume of Smoke Over Las Vegas

Wildfire has burned over 200 acres     LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire officials said Thursday that crews were battling a wildfire that forced a precautionary evacuation of a Boy Scout camp and cast a huge plume of smoke into ...

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Crews Mop Up Wildfire Southwest of Carson City, Nevada

The Jacks Valley Fire showed extreme fire behavior during the initial attack     CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Crews on Thursday were mopping up a wind-driven wildfire that resulted in evacuations and power outages but no structure damage in ...

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NIFC: Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook, June 2021

Drought continues for much of the western U.S.     National Interagency Fire Center Deep snow cover persists in the eastern Northwest Territories and extreme northern Saskatchewan. In other regions, snow is either gone or roughly follows the mean snowmelt ...

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Grim Western Wildfire Season Starts Drier Than 2020 Record

“It’s like having gasoline out there,”     By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer As bad as last year’s record-shattering fire season was, the western U.S. starts this year’s in even worse shape. The soil in the West is record ...

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Early Wildfire Season Predicted in Drought-Stricken Nevada

“We have not seen conditions this severe in the last 20 years,”     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada fire officials say the worst drought conditions the state has seen in two decades should make ...

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Nevada Lawmakers Weigh Firefighting Coordination, Liability

Community risk reduction and suing arsonists to recover costs     By SAM METZ AP / Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers on Wednesday heard three proposals about changing liability laws and helping fire-fighting agencies coordinate ...

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Fire Marshal: Arcing Power Lines Caused Reno Brush Fire

Brush fire burned 500-acre in the Sierra foothills     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Satellite imagery and surveillance video from a casino roof 5 miles (8 kilometers) away helped pinpoint arcing power lines in gale ...

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Environmentalists Move Toward Lawsuit Over Fuel Break Plan

Fuels breaks are planned in six states     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S government to block plans to build up to 11,000 miles (17,700 ...

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