A firefighter watches for spot fires during a burnout operation while battling the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Lightning starts dozens of new fires in Northwest

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Lightning has started dozens of new fires in the Northwest, forcing incident commanders to juggle crews and equipment as a new round of storms approaches. Meanwhile, three firefighters who deployed emergency shelters […]


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Town mourns Ariz. Hotshots as storms threaten fire

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) – The firefighters walked down the bleachers in a silent gymnasium full of mourners, their heavy work boots drumming a march on the wooden steps. They bowed their heads for moments of […]



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