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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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Dangerous Conditions Complicate Wildfire Fight in Western U.S.

Fire cloud

BLY, Ore. (AP) — Erratic winds and dry lightning added to the dangers for crews battling the nation’s largest wildfire on Monday in parched Oregon forests, just one of dozens burning across several Western states. The destructive Bootleg Fire, one ...

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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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