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Inhaled smoke could raise risks of COVID-19 for firefighters, expert warns

More than 10.3 million acres of land were scorched by wildfires nationwide in 2020. Firefighters battling the harrowing flames often work shifts that exceed 24 hours, and they stay in close quarters in remote locations for weeks at a time, offering a prime opportunity for COVID-19 to spread. In addition, firefighters in urban areas as

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Firefighters work through PTSD with peer support, counseling

The horror took place about a decade ago, but the scene regularly replayed on a loop in Ashley Losch’s mind. On that day, Losch, a Glendale firefighter and paramedic, entered a home and saw three gunshot victims: a 1-year-old, a 3-year-old and their father, who shot them both before killing himself. She walked in alone

Wildfires

At least 5 people killed in Northern California wildfires

Dozens of wildfires raging throughout Northern California have now claimed at least five lives and threaten tens of thousands of homes, authorities said Thursday. The death of a resident in Solano County, in the northeastern San Francisco Bay Area, was reported Thursday by Sheriff Thomas A. Ferrara, although he didn’t have any additional details. In

Wildfires

Bumble Bee Fire Update

Acres: approx. 2,700 acres Percent Containment: 20% Start Date: Friday, August 7, 2020 Cause: Human Caused – Under Investigation Origin Location: 10 miles E of Crown King, AZ Fuels: high desert grass and brush Personnel Assigned: approx. 100 personnel Unseasonably hot and dry conditions continue to keep Arizona firefighters busy. The Bumble Bee Fire burning west of Interstate 17(I-17), started Friday morning in the eastern

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