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Oregon Smokejumper Fighting for His Life

Smokejumper suffered a head injury in a fall during an Alabama wildfire   REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – A Redmond smokejumper is fighting for his life after being critically injured in a fall while fighting a wildfire in Alabama. Ray Rubio, ...

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Death Toll Rises in Tennessee Wildfires

A total of seven people have died in the rapidly spreading wildfires   ADAM BEAM and JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Three more bodies were found in the ruins of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and ...

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Deadly Wildfires Ravage Tennessee Tourist Town

Officials survey the damage done by destructive wildfires   ADAM BEAM and JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Thunderstorms dumped much-needed rain on eastern Tennessee overnight as thousands of people waited anxiously for news about their homes after ...

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Video: Driving Through Hell in Tennessee

Three people confirmed dead in Gatlinburg area wildfires   STEVE MEGARGEE and JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — With flames dripping from tree branches like lava and the air filled with embers, thousands of people raced through a ...

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Firefighters Protect American Flag during North Carolina Wildfire

Lake Lure resident finds flag is safe after being evacuated   LAKE LURE, N.C. (WTVD) – A woman who was forced to evacuate due to the wildfires in Western North Carolina found a wonderful surprise when she returned home. In ...

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N.C. State Researchers Put Fire Gear to the Test

UL lab allows researchers to push PPE to the limits   RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Researchers at N.C. State are working to find better ways to protect firefighters fighting wildfires. They received a grant from FEMA after a group of ...

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Deadly Wildfire Causes Chaos in Portugal

Four people are dead as 13 major fires sweep the nation   BARRY HATTON, Associated Press LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A wildfire swept overnight into Funchal, the capital of Portugal’s Madeira Islands, killing three elderly people and injuring hundreds as ...

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Video: Firefighters Deployed to Fort McMurray Undergo Testing of Smoke Exposure

University of Alberta begins testing firefighters at wildfire for smoke exposure   Related in FireRescue Magazine: Breathe Deep (Davies) A look at the importance of lung and heart health for firefighters and presents strategies for keeping them healthy Options for ...

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Global Supertanker Arrives in Colorado

Boeing 747-400 can carry 19,400 gallons   The nation’s largest firefighting aircraft is ready to call Colorado Springs home. Global SuperTanker Services LLC company CEO and founder Jim Wheeler, brought the Boeing 747-400 to Colorado Springs Airport on Tuesday ahead ...

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Videos: Firefighters Contain Missouri Grass Fire

Video shows “fire tornado” during grass fire in Platte County   WESTON, Mo. (AP) — Firefighters are dousing hotspots at the site of a northwest Missouri grass fire that damaged up to 1,500 acres of land and briefly spawned a ...

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