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Health Issues as Wildfire Smoke Hits Millions in U.S.

Spike in emergency room visits     By MATTHEW BROWN and CAMILLE FASSETT The Associated Press SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed ...

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Baby Yoda Boosts Spirits on Western Wildfire Lines

Kind donation from a five-year-old has an online following     By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beleaguered firefighters in the western United States have a new force on their side: Baby Yoda. A 5-year-old Oregon ...

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Military Training for California Wildfires

Training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord     Defense Flash News 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion conducts training for California wildfires. The 14th BEB Soldiers are trained, ready, and capable to assist with the wildland firefighting mission and work hand-in-hand with professional ...

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Wildfires Taint West Coast Vineyards with Taste of Smoke

Some wineries are not accepting grapes unless they have been tested for smoke taint     By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press TURNER, Ore. (AP) — Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation’s most ...

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Firefighters Battle Exhaustion and Wildfires

Many trying to protect where they live     By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — They work 50 hours at a stretch and sleep on gymnasium floors. Exploding trees shower them with embers. They lose track of ...

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Lightning and Wind: How the Wildfires Got So Bad

At least 34 dead in three states     By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It began as a stunning light show on a mid-August weekend — lightning bolts crackling in the skies over Northern and Central ...

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Wildfire Resources Spread Thin

Wildfires taxing the nation     By JAMES ANDERSON and MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before ...

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Death Toll Reaches 35 in Western Wildfires

Neighborhoods from Oregon to California destroyed     By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and SARA CLINE Associated Press BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — Nearly all the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities ...

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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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At Least 10 Dead as California Wildfire Becomes Deadliest of the Year

Growth of Northern Complex Fire slows down     By ADAM BEAM and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press GRIDLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire that destroyed a foothill hamlet has become the state’s deadliest blaze of the year with ...

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