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3 years 10 months ago

California wildifre chars 6,000 acres

Firefighters are gaining ground on a California forest fire in the southern Sierra Nevada that has blackened more than 6,100 acres and destroyed one home. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Cindy Thill says the fire "got very active" Wednesday afternoon, but a fierce air and ground attack kept the flames...

3 years 11 months ago

Wildfire burning near Fort Collins

A 400-acre wildfire is burning across brush and grassland near the northern Colorado town of Livermore, about 15 miles northwest of Fort Collins. It was reported late Sunday morning. There was no immediate word on the cause. No damage or injuries have been reported, and no evacuations have...

4 years 4 days ago

California wildfire threatens entire town

A wildfire that's destroyed at least 40 homes near the Mojave Desert is threatening an entire town and firefighters say they're worried that afternoon winds will kick up the flames. Kern County Fire Engineer Dustin Allegranza says crews worked through the night to burn out a firebreak ahead of...

4 years 5 months ago

Wildland fire crews need volunteers

Each year, homes are threatened and hundreds of acres are burned in Wildland fires. El Paso County is seeking volunteers for its Wildland Fire Crew. Volunteers will receive extensive training. The next Wildland Fire Academy is scheduled to start April 11. In addition to fighting fires in El...

4 years 10 months ago

California residents return to survey fire damage

Bulldozers are carving fire breaks along the southeast flank of a menacing 219-square-mile Southern California wildfire to keep a flare-up of flames away from foothill homes in Pasadena, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Duarte and Monrovia. Fire spokeswoman Jennifer Sanchez said early Thursday that the vegetation-clearing construction of containment lines is designed...

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