Tag Archives: Utah

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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Plan Released to Reduce Massive Wildfires in U.S. West

Plan has a focus on sage grouse habitat     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Friday released an overarching plan for removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West ...

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Utah’s Wildfire Costs Soar with More Human-Caused Fires

Approximately $36M to date     By Ben Winslow KSTU-Fox13 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s wildfire season has broken records for the number of human-caused fires and the costs to taxpayers. During a presentation of the Utah State Legislature’s ...

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Media Access to Wildfires Varies by State

Differences even among government agencies     By JANIE HAR and FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning in California, due in large part to a decades-old ...

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6400 Fire Destroys Structures in Utah

Several structures destroyed     Wildland Firefighter FRUITLAND, Utah — FOX 13 reports that the 6400 Fire, formerly named the Fruitland Church Fire, has burned at least 225 acres and is 50 percent contained. One home and two other structures ...

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Fireworks Caused Utah Traverse Fire

Some evacuations still in effect     LEHI, Utah (AP) — Fireworks caused a wildfire in Utah that forced out residents of houses and an apartment building early Sunday before crews managed to turn back the blaze as it encroached ...

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Bureau of Land Management to Fund 11,000 Miles of Fuel Breaks

Strategic project in six states     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to fund 11,000 miles (17,703 kilometers) of strategic fuel breaks in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah in an effort ...

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Utah Extends Fire Restrictions

Regions have been without precipitation since June     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Seasonal fire restrictions are being extended in 11 Utah counties by a month due to what officials say are dry conditions and continued problems with controlling ...

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Lone Peak Hotshots 2019 Video

A look at the fire season     Shayne Ward – Our 2019 season summed up in a short video. Follow us on Facebook @LonePeakHotshots for pictures, videos, updates, and hiring opportunities.

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