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California fire threatens homes as blazes burn across West

Thousands of Northern California homes were threatened Sunday by the nation’s largest wildfire and officials warned the danger of new blazes erupting across the West was high because of unstable weather. Thunderstorms that moved in starting Friday didn’t produce much rain but whipped up winds and generated lightning strikes across the northern Sierra where crews

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California wildfire advances as heat wave blankets US West

Firefighters struggled to contain an exploding Northern California wildfire under blazing temperatures as another heat wave hits the U.S. West this weekend, prompting an excessive heat warning for inland and desert areas. On Friday, Death Valley National Park in California recorded a staggering high of 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54 Celsius) and could reach the same

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Arizona Wildfires Update – July 1, 2021

Photo: Bottom Fire Rafael Fire Acres: 78,750 Percent Containment: 89% Date/Time Detected: Friday, 06/18/2021 at 1927 MST Structures Damaged/Destroyed:  1 Number of Personnel: 476 Cause: Lightning Origin/Location: 4 miles north of Perkinsville Yesterday, scattered rain fell across the north half of the fire. Crews continued with mop up, patrol, and suppression repair work on all flanks of the fire with suppression repair work being completed below the Mogollon Rim in and

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Precipitation Moderates Pine Fire Activity

Location:   Pine Mountain Wilderness on the Verde Ranger District (T11N, R5E, SEC 35) Start Date:  07/12/20 Size:  300 Percent Contained:   0% Cause:     Lightning Vegetation:   Grass, Brush, and Ponderosa Pine Summary: Fire Managers continue to use aviation resources to observe the fire activity and spread direction. The Pine Fire was able to back down into Sycamore

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Firefighters Work to Secure Fire’s Edge on the Slate Fire

Location: 8 miles south of Prescott, AZ on the Bradshaw RD (T12N, R2W, S9) Start Date: July 12, 2020 Size: Approximately 10 acres Percent Contained: 0 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Brush, Pinyon and Timber Firefighters responded to a smoke report at 11:00 am on Sunday, July 12, 2020 approximately 8 miles south of Prescott, near Mt

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