Tag Archives: North Dakota

Containment of Theodore Roosevelt Park Wildfire Grows

Wildfires have burned at least 53 square miles in the state     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Firefighters are gaining the upper hand on an eight-square-mile wildfire in Theodore Roosevelt State Park. Firefighters had the blaze 80% contained on Saturday ...

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Lighter Winds Help Contain Wildfire in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Wildfire continues to threaten bison handling facilities     MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Lighter winds have helped firefighters contain a blaze in North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park to an 8-square-mile area, officials said Wednesday. The fire in the park’s ...

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Study: Drought-Breaking Rains Erratic, Rare in U.S. West

Intense dry periods that pummeled areas of the West in recent years were severe     By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over ...

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park Wildfire 45% Contained

North Dakota wildfire has burned at least 5,000 acres     MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Firefighters are making headway against a blaze in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. The fire in the park’s North Unit tripled in size ...

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Wildfire in Theodore Roosevelt National Park Triples in Size

Tankers from South Dakota fly in to fight the fire     MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Firefighters worked Monday to further contain a wildfire in Theodore Roosevelt National Park that tripled in size on Easter, according to the North Dakota ...

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Fire Overruns North Dakota Brush Truck

Wind shift during fire north of Williston     WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The Williston Fire Department is down a truck after a brush fire destroyed it. The fire department said in a news release late Saturday that the fire ...

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North Dakota Governor Warns of Tough Wildfire Season

Over 46.9 square miles already burned in 2021     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday warned the state is headed to a “tough fire season” as he visited Billings County, where a fire had ...

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Wildfire Evacuees Return to North Dakota Tourist Town

No reports of damaged structures     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Residents of a small western North Dakota tourist town forced to evacuate as a large wildfire approached have been able to return to their homes. The city of Medora, ...

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Grass Fire Consumes 20,000 Acres in North Dakota

Nearly 20 departments fought the fire     LEMMON, S.D. (AP) — A grass fire in far southwestern North Dakota has consumed 20,000 acres, forcing farmers and ranchers to evacuate and leaving two firefighters hurt. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader ...

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Fire Danger High in Most North Dakota Counties

Many burns bans issued across the state     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Forest Service says the fire danger in most counties across the state is very high or high. The rating is a forecast of the ...

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