Tag Archives: Tennessee

Tennessee Forestry Offers Wildland Fire Protection Grants

Applications for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant open Aug. 1, 2020 and close Sept. 4, 2020.     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is administering grants to help communities protect their homes from ...

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Crews Fight Fire in Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest

Wildfire on Little Pond Mountain     HAMPTON, Tenn. (AP) — Fire crews are battling rugged terrain and extreme heat as they take on a small wildfire on a remote mountain slope in East Tennessee, officials said. U.S. forestry officials ...

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Tennessee Firefighters Head West

Incident commanders and firefighters off to New Mexico     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Firefighters from Tennessee have been deployed to the western U.S. to help battle wildfires, officials said. Tennessee’s Division of Forestry said in a news release Thursday ...

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Judge Rules Tennessee Wildfire Survivors Can Sue National Park Service

2016 Gatlinburg wildfire killed over a dozen people     GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Survivors of a historically deadly Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people can sue the National Park Service for failing to warn them of the danger, a ...

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Tennessee Creates Strike Team for Prescribed Burns

Grant helps state with forest management     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forestry officials in Tennessee say a strike team is being created to perform prescribed burning on public and private forest land in the Cumberland Plateau. Tennessee Division of ...

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Tennessee Offers Federal Wildfire Prevention Grants

Application period runs from Aug. 5 to Sept. 20     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is providing access to federal grant programs to help communities and volunteer fire departments become better equipped for wildfires. The state Department of Agriculture ...

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Wildfire Management Project Set for East Tennessee

Project will encompass 1 million acres     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal conservation officials say a watershed restoration and forestry management project is planned in a large section of east Tennessee. The Natural Resources Conservation Service says in a ...

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Tennessee Wildfire Survivors File $14.8M Lawsuit

Federal employees blamed for violating fire-management policies     KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two survivors of deadly Tennessee wildfires that began in Great Smoky Mountains National Park have sued the federal government, claiming they lost loved ones and a home ...

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Gatlinburg Rebounds from Wildfires, Cautious of the Future

Devastating fires could become the “new normal.”   By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Bob Bentz had just installed underground utility lines and paved a new road when wildfires roared through the eastern Tennessee treetop canopy he ...

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Memorial Announced for Victims of Tennessee Wildfires

14 people were killed in deadly wildfires   GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A year after deadly wildfires broke out in Tennessee, members of the community have come together to remember the 14 people whose lives were lost. Nicole Ogle, chairwoman ...

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