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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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Officials Squash Rumors of Far Right, Far Left Starting Wildfires

Officials in Oregon and Washington debunk social media posts     By ALI SWENSON Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Raging wildfires in the Pacific Northwest have fueled a barrage of false information this week as unsubstantiated social media posts blamed ...

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Washington Governor: Nearly 600,000 Acres Scorched

Multiple fires across the state     MALDEN, Wash. (AP) — Wildfires have scorched nearly 937 square miles (2,426 kilometers) in Washington state this week, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday as he toured the devastated remains of the town of ...

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Deadly Northwest Wildfires Burn Hundreds of Homes

Three dead in Oregon     By GILLIAN FLACCUS and SARA CLINE Associated Press ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) — Deadly windblown wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest destroyed hundreds of homes in Oregon, the governor said Wednesday, warning it could be ...

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Wildfires Rage Across Western States

An eerie glow across several states     By MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires raged unchecked across parts of the western U.S. on Wednesday amid gusty and dry conditions, but forecasters ...

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Wildfire Destroys 80% of Homes in Washington Town

Winds fuel Northwest wildfires     By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS and ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Wildfires fanned by high winds burned hundreds of thousands of acres in the Northwest, mostly destroying a small town in eastern ...

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Firefighter Fighting Washington Wildfire Loses Entire Family in House Fire

Wife and children perish in Benton County fire     FirefighterNation Staff BENTON CITY, Washington – KREM reported that a firefighter lost his family in a house fire in Benton City while he was working on the Palmer Fire, according ...

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Wildfire Destroys Homes Near Yakima, Washington

Record property loss in five years     YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A fast-growing wildfire near Yakima has destroyed five homes, and firefighters were bracing for windy conditions on Wednesday. The destruction of the five primary residences by the Evans ...

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Washington Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Wildfires

Firefighting resources spread thin     OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statewide emergency proclamation on Wednesday because of multiple wildfires in Central and Eastern Washington, as well as the Olympic Peninsula. “Wildfires are threatening the safety ...

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