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Dramatic videos show motorists encountering huge flames along 91 Freeway amid Canyon fire 26.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As firefighters battled a fast-moving brush fire that was threatening homes in Corona, drivers on the 91 Freeway encountered a terrifying scene of flames along the side of the highway.

Motorists took dramatic videos of the flames as they raced up hillsides along the freeway.

The California Department...

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Blaze at homeless encampment in San Diego County may have exposed firefighters to hepatitis A 26.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A team of firefighters may have been exposed to hepatitis A while battling a vegetation fire early Sunday at a homeless encampment in Spring Valley, officials said.

A “large amount” of urine and feces had accumulated at the encampment, prompting hazardous materials crews to require firefighters...

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7,800-acre Winter Valley Fire in western Moffat County more than 50-percent contained 25.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Wind-driven fire exploded to 5,200 acres in a few hours Thursday. Cool weather and rain helped get it under control.
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Rangers: Woman armed with frying pan helped stop forest fire 25.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BEDDINGTON, Maine (AP) — Maine Forest Rangers say the quick actions of a woman armed with a frying pan helped stop a forest fire. Rangers say Nancy Weeks used a frying pan to carry water back and forth between the flames and a nearby pond in a wooded area near Beddington. WGME-TV reports ( ) […]
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Residential evacuations for Winter Valley fire lifted as it rains Saturday 24.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
Recommended residential evacuations in Moffat County due to the Winter Valley Fire have been lifted as rain covers the area. The fire has grown to 6,400 acres, up from 5,200 acres Thursday.
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Eugene’s Skinner Butte gets trim to reduce fire danger 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Skinner Butte is getting a trim. The Register-Guard reports ( ) that work crews have been clearing away invasive plants from three sides of the Eugene landmark, trying to reduce fire danger and improve wildlife habitat. During the next three to four weeks, the thinning of brush and small trees will […]
Winter Valley fire in Moffat County grows to 5,200 acres Thursday night 22.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Winter Valley fire in Moffat County grew to 5,200 acres as of 11:20 p.m. Thursday, threatening at least 25 to 30 homes, oil and gas structures, a communication tower and a Federal Aviation Administration tower.
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Small helicopter crash lands at N Carolina regional airport 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — No one was hurt when a small helicopter crash landed at a North Carolina regional airport. The Fayetteville Observer reports that the Fayetteville Fire Department says the two-seat helicopter had just taken off from Fayetteville Regional Airport when it had a mid-air emergency Thursday night. Capt. Justin Nobles says the pilot […]
Wildfire, fueled by strong winds, races across wide stretch of Moffat County 22.9.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A wildfire burning in northwestern Colorado, fueled by strong winds, grew rapidly Thursday threatening homes and oil and gas structures.
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The American West is burning 21.9.2017 Washington Post
The American West is burning
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Forest Fire Pollution Wreaks Havoc on Wildlife 20.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Forest fires in Southeast Asia during the El Niño droughts of 2015 caused considerable disruption to the biodiversity of the region due to the smoke-induced ‘haze’ they created, according to new research led by Benjamin Lee at the University of Kent and the National Parks Board in Singapore.
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The Energy 202: Hurricanes are dominating the news. But forest fires are raging out West. 20.9.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Hurricanes are dominating the news. But forest fires are raging out West.
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New forest resilience bond blazes a trail 20.9.2017 Business Operations |
A public-private partnership can address this burning problem.
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Columbia Gorge fire update: Evacuation orders dropped in Oregon’s Hood River Valley 19.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

PORTLAND, Ore. — Authorities have rescinded evacuation notices in Multnomah County and the Hood River Valley. The notices had been issued because of the large wildfire that’s been burning since Labor Day weekend in the Columbia River Gorge. Rain and lower temperatures have reduced the threat. Though fire danger has eased, rain falling on charred […]
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Saving Multnomah Lodge: ‘We didn’t want Oregon to lose that’ 19.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Most people have returned home and I-84’s westbound lanes opened last week, but the Eagle Creek fire continues to burn, just 32 percent contained. Here’s how crews saved Oregon’s historic landmark.
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As Wildfires Scorch U.S. Forests, Forest Resilience Bond Blazes a New Trail 18.9.2017 WRI Stories
As Wildfires Scorch U.S. Forests, Forest Resilience Bond Blazes a New TrailAdd Comment|PrintFirefighter in Arizona. Flickr/USDA In 2015, wildfire burned over 10 million acres of land across the United States for the first time in recorded history. This was no anomaly: 9 of the 10 worst fire seasons have all occurred since 2000. 2017 is on pace to join the list with nearly 8.5 million acres burned as of September 17. Wildfires have been particularly vicious in the western U.S., choking Seattle... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Brush fire backs up traffic for miles on southbound I-17 17.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BLACK CANYON CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a brush fire burning in the median of Interstate 17 near Sunset Point Rest Area north of Black Canyon City is causing serious delays for southbound traffic late Saturday afternoon. The Arizona Department of Transportation says there’s a seven-mile (11-kilometer) backup from Bumble Bee Road to Badger […]
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Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'La La Land' on HBO 16.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary


JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald Former CIA agent Bob Baer reinvestigates the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy in this six-part series. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m. History Channel

Halt and Catch Fire Bosworth (Toby Huss) reaches a breaking point on a new episode of the tech-industry...

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Montana residents are desperate for clean air, and they’re calling me 15.9.2017 Washington Post
Montana residents are desperate for clean air, and they’re calling me
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Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires 15.9.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Forest Service has spent more than $2 billion battling forest fires around the country - a new record as wildfires blacken the American West in one of the nation's worst fire seasons....
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