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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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Fire danger level rises to high in Angeles National Forest

ARCADIA (CNS) – The fire-danger level in the Angeles National Forest was raised today from “moderate” to “high” because of a lack of significant winter rain and a large amount of tall dry grass, authorities said.


Joanne Hayes-White, San Francisco Fire Department chief (AP Photo)

Understaffed San Francisco firefighters rake in OT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some San Francisco firefighters are raking in six-figure overtime paychecks because of staffing shortages that have department managers scheduling numerous extra shifts, a newspaper reported.



Weapons training leads to 80-acre fire on Ca. base

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Weapons exercises at Southern California’s Camp Pendleton Marine base caused a wildfire in warm, windy conditions that has grown to more than 80 acres.


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Fire starts, inmates rebel at Santa Barbara jail

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Officials say Santa Barbara County jail is on lockdown after inmates started a fire, refused to evacuate from their cells and taunted firefighters sent to put it out.