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Air tanker drop on Alisal fire

Fire Crews Make Big Gains Against Alisal Fire in CA

Fire crews made significant progress overnight against a wildfire burning for nearly a week in Southern California coastal mountains.
Firefighter near South Lake Tahoe, California

Official Reports Progress in Defending Lake Tahoe from Wildfire

Firefighters reported progress Wednesday in the battle to save communities on the south end of Lake Tahoe from an approaching forest fire.

FirstNet and Wildfire Response Operations: 5 Things You Need to Know

Five things you need to know about wildfire response operations.
Firefighters working hard to protect homes in Greenville when extreme weather conditions resulted in aggressive fire behavior.

CA College Lecturer Held After String of Arsons Near Dixie Fire

The California professor suspected in a string of arsons near the 500,000-acre Dixie Fire was ordered to remain in jail as a flight risk.
Russian wildfires

Volunteers Pitch in to Fight Russia’s Raging Forest Fires

As of Monday, about 1.88 million hectares (4.6 million acres) of forest were burning in Russia – an area larger than the U.S. state of Connecticut.
Bootleg fire spot fires

Western Wildfires: Crews Make Progress on Huge OR Fire

The Bootleg Fire, which has destroyed an area half the size of Rhode Island, was 40% surrounded after burning some 70 homes.
Plane drops fire retardant on wildfires in West

‘Scary’: Fuel Shortage Could Ground Firefighting Aircraft

Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious wildfire season.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Border Agent Credited with Saving Man from Brush Fire

A U.S. Border Patrol agent is credited with saving a man who was trapped in a brush fire along the North Dakota border with Canada.


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