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Portugal Records Its Fewest Summer Wildfires in 10 years

Portugal wildfire

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal has so far this year recorded its lowest number of wildfires since 2011, and the blazes have claimed no lives since more than 100 people died in 2017, authorities said Friday. More than 80% of ...

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CA Fires Threatening Sequoias Continue to Grow

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters battled fast-growing forest fires threatening giant sequoias and small communities in the Sierra Nevada on Monday and worked to fully surround a suspected arson wildfire that destroyed homes last week. More than 2,000 ...

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Crews Make Progress on CA Fire That Has Displaced Thousands

Firefighter at Fawn Fire in California

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were gaining the upper hand Sunday on a forest fire that displaced thousands of people and destroyed more than 100 buildings near Shasta Lake in Northern California. Lighter winds and cooler temperatures slowed the Fawn ...

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Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest Unscathed by Wildfire

Firefighter trains a hoseline on sequoia

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — The ancient massive trees of Sequoia National Park’s famed Giant Forest were unscathed Tuesday even though a wildfire has been burning near them on the western side of California’s Sierra Nevada for nearly two weeks. ...

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CA Firefighters Scramble to Protect Sequoia Groves

Helicopter drop near sequoia trees

By NOAH BERGER Associated Press THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Flames on Sunday reached a grove of sequoia trees in California as firefighters battled to keep fire from driving further into another grove, where the base of the world’s largest ...

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Aluminum Wrap Used to Protect Homes from CA Wildfires

Foil wrap for California wildfires

By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Martin Diky said he panicked as a huge wildfire started racing down a slope toward his wooden house near Lake Tahoe. The contractor had enough time to do some quick research ...

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