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Thousands Flee as CO Wildfires Burn Hundreds of Homes

Colorado wildfires

By PATTY NIEBERG, BRADY McCOMBS and COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — Mike Guanella and his family were relaxing at their Colorado home and looking forward to celebrating a belated family Christmas later Thursday when reports of ...

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CA Firefighters Make Progress Corralling Alisal Fire

Firefighter at Alisal Fire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters reported significant progress in corralling a wildfire in Southern California coastal mountains on Friday. The Alisal Fire in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara grew only slightly since Thursday morning to 26.4 ...

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Podcast: ‘Life with Fire’ with Amanda Monthei

Life with Fire podcast with Amanda Monthei

When Amanda Monthei was growing up, she actually thought about becoming an archeologist. She always knew she wanted to write, but becoming a wildland firefighter? That was not on her radar until much later.  “I had some girlfriends who’d been ...

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CA Wildfires Destroy Mobile Homes; One Man Burned

Firefighter with tree on vehicle after high wind event

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Destructive California wildfires driven by intense winds caused damage at two mobile home parks, destroying some trailers, and one person suffered burns, officials said. The fires on Monday also toppled trees, whipped up blinding dust clouds ...

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Four Injured by Falling Tree at KNP Complex Fire in CA

KNP Complex Fire

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Four people injured when a tree fell on them as they were working inside a Northern California wildfire have been released from the hospital, officials said Friday. One is an employee with the California Department ...

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PG&E May Shut off Power to Thousands over Windy Forecast

California Wildfire Danger

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric said it may shut off power to about 44,000 customers in California beginning on Monday due to potentially dry, gusty winds that could raise the risk electrical equipment sparking fires. The National ...

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Portugal Records Its Fewest Summer Wildfires in 10 years

Portugal wildfire

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal has so far this year recorded its lowest number of wildfires since 2011, and the blazes have claimed no lives since more than 100 people died in 2017, authorities said Friday. More than 80% of ...

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CA Fires Threatening Sequoias Continue to Grow

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters battled fast-growing forest fires threatening giant sequoias and small communities in the Sierra Nevada on Monday and worked to fully surround a suspected arson wildfire that destroyed homes last week. More than 2,000 ...

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