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Arizona Feels Brunt of Wildfire Activity Across the U.S. West

More land has burned across Arizona so far to date     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dozens of wildfires were burning in hot, dry conditions across the U.S. West, including a blaze touched off by ...

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Fatal Plane Crash Causes Utah Wildfire

Two dead in crash near Rush Valley     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A small plane crash that killed two people has also sparked a wildfire west of Salt Lake City. The blaze south of Grantsville had torched less ...

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Wildfires Smolder Across Drought-Stricken Southwest

The drought, coupled with rising temperatures, has led to widespread fire restrictions     By TERRY TANG Associated Press A wildfire in Arizona that had neighboring New Mexico breathing in smoke was one of several blazes scorching the drought-stricken Southwest, ...

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Wildfires Burn in Utah Amid Extreme Drought Conditions

State is in its worst drought in decades     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several wildfires were burning Wednesday in Utah amid hot, dry and windy conditions and with most of the state mired in extreme drought. The largest ...

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Utah Governor Calls for Reduced Water Usage During Drought

Approximately 90% of the state is in an extreme drought category     By SOPHIA EPPOLITO Associated Press/Report for America SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox urged residents and businesses to cut down on their water usage ...

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Utah’s Mammoth Creek Fire Burns Closer to Homes

522-acre wildfire is burning in Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir     CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A wildfire burning in southern Utah has triggered the evacuation of almost 300 homes and burned within a mile of some structures as ...

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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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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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Lone Peak Hotshots 2020

A look at the 2020 wildfire season     Lone Peak All footage was taken by Lone Peak Hotshot crewmembers during the 2020 wildfire season. 2021 Seasonal crewmember’s application is open. Click the link: https://tinyurl.com/yysuk3yl

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