Tag Archives: wildfire

Firefighters Defend AK Resort from Advancing Wildfire

Alaska wildfire

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A wildfire was about 100 yards (91 meters) from a vacation destination in interior Alaska on Tuesday morning, but fire officials expressed confidence Chena Hot Springs Resort would be spared. “They’re pretty confident that they’re going ...

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One of Three Big CA Wildfires Still a Threat to Homes

California wildfires

Associated Press A week-old wildfire in Northern California continued to pose a threat to buildings Tuesday while firefighters increased containment of two other big forest fires in the region. The Salt Fire in the Shasta Lake area north of Redding ...

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Canada Hunts for Survivors of Fire that Destroyed Small Town

Firefighter that destroyed Lytton

By JIM MORRIS Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Officials on Friday hunted for any missing residents of a British Columbia town destroyed by wildfire as the Canadian province’s chief coroner said reports suggest two people have died as ...

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Wildfire Threatens British Columbia Village That Hit 121°F

Sparks Lake fire

LYTTON, British Columbia (AP) — A wildfire amid a record heat wave in western Canada has forced authorities to order residents to evacuate a village in British Columbia that smashed the country’s record for hottest temperature three days in a ...

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CA Wildfire Grows; Evacuation Orders Still in Effect

Firefighter at Lava Fire in California

WEED, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that has put thousands of people under evacuation orders in Northern California grew substantially but firefighters had some success against the flames, authorities said Wednesday. The fire covered more than 27 square miles (70 ...

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U.S. Seeks Ways to Recruit, Retain Wildland Firefighters

WIldland firefighters

By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. wildfire managers are considering shifting from seasonal to full-time firefighting crews to deal with what has become a year-round wildfire season and making the jobs more attractive by increasing pay ...

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