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Julian wildfire containment drops

JULIAN, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire threatening dozens of vacation homes in the Southern California desert has grown by 500 acres. State fire officials say the blaze scorched about 4.5 square miles in San Diego […]

07/08/2013

9-11 Memorial Museum

Remains of 9-11 firefighter identified

NEW YORK (AP) – Authorities say remains of a firefighter killed in the Sept. 11 attacks have been identified more than 11 years after his death at the World Trade Center. The city medical examiner’s […]

07/05/2013

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Fire near Banning 80 percent contained

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — An 11-day-old wildfire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest north of Banning is now 80 percent contained. The U.S. Forest Service says firefighters Wednesday will patrol the nearly 6-square-mile fire […]

06/19/2013

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection air tanker dropping fire retardant. (AP Photo)

Week-old SoCal wildfire 63 percent contained

BANNING, Calif. (AP) – Firefighters are making slow but steady progress against a wildfire that has been burning in a rugged wilderness area of the San Bernardino National Forest near Banning for a week. U.S. […]

06/16/2013

A US Army helicopter drops a load of water on a wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. (AP Photo)

Full containment expected Thursday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – With evacuees anxious to return, firefighters are working to dig up and extinguish hot spots to protect homes spared by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history. The labor-intensive work […]

06/16/2013

Smoke rises from the Powerhouse Fire. (AP Photo)

Powerhouse Fire 70 percent contained

  PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are conducting mop-up operations at the scene of the big wildfire in northern Los Angeles County. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy says Wednesday that there has been smoke […]

06/05/2013

(AP Photo)

Powerhouse Fire 65 percent contained

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters continue to take advantage of cool, moist air as they work to surround a huge area scorched by a wildfire north of Los Angeles. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy […]

06/05/2013

Farm mapper video from Scott Heiberger posted on YouTube.

Wis. farmers, firefighters partner on hazards maps

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Without even thinking, Joe Ortner rattles off a list of items on his family’s dairy farm that could kill you: 1,000 gallons of diesel, 500 gallons of gas, cleaning chemicals in the […]

05/25/2013

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Firefighters battle flames and terrain in Grand Fire

FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters had to battle terrain as much as flames as they worked to surround a wildfire entering its third day in harsh hills and mountains north of Los Angeles. Temperatures […]

05/17/2013

Wildfire fire

Brush fire breaks out in hills of Glendale

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say firefighters are gaining a handle of a brushfire that broke out in the hills of Glendale, prompting the evacuation of nearly 3,000 homes and a freeway closure. City Fire […]

05/03/2013

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