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Wildfires

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  • Preventive fire in Northern California burns out of control

    Preventive fire in Northern California burns out of control
    About 100 firefighters were battling a 200-acre blaze Wednesday in Northern California that started when a prescribed fire blew out of control, authorities said.
  • Brush fire in east Orange County forces partial evacuation of apartments

    Brush fire in east Orange County forces partial evacuation of apartments
    A 1.5-acre brush fire got within 100 yards of an apartment complex in east Orange County Friday evening before firefighters knocked it down, according to Orange County Fire Rescue. The fire, behind the Waterford East apartment complex on Island Bay...

    Colorado considers system to predict fire, flood behavior

    The large, destructive wildfires and major flooding that have ravaged Colorado in recent years often gave responders little warning. But what if state officials had up to 18 hours to organize before a wildfire changes directions or flooding intensifies?...

    Discarded ashes from stove or fireplace blamed for South Dakota wildfire that burned 16 acres

    State fire officials say discarded ashes from a stove or fireplace caused a wildfire in southwestern South Dakota last weekend. The South Dakota Wildland Fire agency says the Aero Road Fire near Rockerville consumed slightly more than 16 acres. That's...

    Residents allowed to return to California towns where wildfire destroyed 40 homes

    More than 200 residents of two communities ravaged by a wildfire along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada were allowed to return home Monday to an area that could see more wildfires as the state enters its fourth year of drought. People whose homes...